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I wish to meet Taylor Swift

Wish Teen Kanbi

“ ...the look on Kanbi’s face was priceless. ”


- San Diego Chapter Volunteer, Tina

Adopted By: Adopt-A-Wish Partner Jeff & Lori Skinner & Family

Kanbi has always enjoyed listening to music in her spare time, especially country music. Kanbi’s wish to meet Taylor Swift took her all the way to San Diego, CA, for the Speak Now World Tour.

Sixteen-year-old Kanbi and her family were on cloud nine when they arrived at their downtown hotel in San Diego.  She had just been to the Paul Mitchell Studio where she had her hair and make-up done by professional stylists.  Looking like a million dollars, Kanbi also had her first limo ride and arrived like a true VIP at the concert venue.  After being escorted back stage, the big moment arrived and Kanbi was first in line.

San Diego Volunteer, Tina, escorted the family and shared, “Taylor was amazing.  She greeted Kanbi with a big hug and began asking her questions, which was good because Kanbi was star-struck!  They spent five minutes chatting, taking pictures and getting autographs.  When it was all over, the look on Kanbi’s face was priceless!  Her mom kept waving her hand over her face to make sure she was ok and her dad had to remind her to breathe.”  A wish came true!

Kanbi is from Chamberlain and has Spina Bifida.  Her wish was adopted by Jeff & Lori Skinner and Family from Sioux Falls.

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