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A Pawsitive Outlook for Hailey

  • Hailey and her family await Asher's arrival

  • Hailey meets her new puppy for the first time

  • Hailey and her sister meet Asher

  • Hailey plays with her new puppy

  • Hailey and her family

  • Hailey and Asher

  • Hailey and Asher

  • Hailey with reporters

“ The puppy is already helping Hailey to feel stronger. ”

Wrapping her arms around her wish-come-true, Hailey can’t keep the grin off of her face.

As the worries of the last eight months fall away, the nine year old knows things are only going to get better. Having faced surgery and radiation for a brain tumor, Hailey is “pawsitively” ready to focus on the newest member of her family, brought to her through her wish!

Asher, a tiny Yorkiepoo puppy, has already filled Hailey’s home with laughs and her heart with immense joy in the few days since his arrival. Hailey chose a puppy for her wish because it’s something her entire family, including her two older sisters, can enjoy. And she selected the name “Asher” because it means happy and blessed. 

Hailey now has a constant companion to confide in on tough days and she is looking forward to caring for and growing up with Asher. With his bright eyes and playful disposition, the puppy is already helping Hailey to feel stronger and more confident. 

Hailey’s wish returns a sense of normalcy after the long road traveled since her diagnosis. And, Asher is a reminder that the small things in life can bring the biggest joy.

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