The full story of cancer survivor Isabel's wish trip to Ethiopia to visit her sponsored 'sister' Kidist.
Isabel Schuppli, was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2015. That diagnosis led to surgery, radiation therapy and ongoing treatment. Children's Wish Foundation of Canada heard about Isabel’s illness and asked her to share her ideas for a heartfelt wish—something that would bring her joy.
Isabel’s wish? To visit her sponsored “sister” in Ethiopia, Kidist Meskele. Isabel and Kidist are both 18 this year. Their families have connected through letters and photos for almost five years.
Isabel and her family, including her 16-year-old sister Vanessa, made the journey to Ethiopia last week. This picture is from Awasa Airport, just hours before the much-anticipated meeting.