Last December, Bridgett Adams from Jackson, Mississippi shared her wish for a red piano via the Make-A-Wish foundation. The 16-year-old suffers from Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Fast forward to May, Blue Bunny threw Bridgett a party and at the same time, announced that her wish would be granted as part of their 100 Years, 100 Wishes campaign. On Friday afternoon, when Bridgett returned home from school, she was surprised with a custom-made Ferrari red baby grand piano sitting in her living room.
According to JoAnn Pierce, wish-granter with Make-A-Wish, many wishes have already been granted in the Southeast Missouri area. However Bridgett’s wish for a red piano stood out the most. “Each wish is unique, and we make the best effort we can to make each one special. But when they step out of the box with wishes like this one, we just love it,” stated JoAnn. The foundation paired up with Piano Craft, based in Springfield, Mo., in order to make Bridgett’s wish become a reality. Jim Hearn, the vice president of Piano Craft, also assisted in granting and making the wish come true for Bridgett.
Both JoAnn and Jim were present on Friday to surprise Bridgett. In fact, Jim has been in the business for about 38 years and is no stranger to granting wishes, although he did admit that this was a rather unique request. “We’re honored and very, very thrilled to do this. We’re very excited for Bridgett. It’s custom made, just for her. You couldn’t just walk into a store anywhere and get a Ferrari red piano like this one,” explained Jim, who actually reached out to Samick, a piano manufacturing company in Seoul, South Korea for help. In all, it took Samick approximately six months to build the custom piano.
Bridgett’s reaction after seeing the piano in her living room turned from surprised to simply tears of joy. Her wish has finally come true, but she still felt she was in a dream. “I really had no idea this was going to be here today when I got home. I couldn’t have imagined this,” she said. Bridgett has been taking piano lessons for almost a year and she hopes to eventually play for her church. For the rest of the story, you can read it from here.
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