Northeast Louisiana residents Terri Potter, Lee Hebert, and Michael Johnson aren't related and didn't go to school together. What they do have in common however is the Wish I Could organization and uplifting stories about how it has influenced their lives.
"They got me a piano and I was so excited about the piano that I got up and walked for the first time in 3 months," said survivor, Terri Potter.
"I was diagnosed with l was 6 and wish I could gave me a swimming pool for my wish which I learned how to swim in," survivor, Lee Hebert told NBC 10 News.
“So you got to go to Disneyland? What was your favorite part about Disneyland?"
"Seeing the power rangers," said survivor Michael Johnson.
Wish I Could is an organization that is similar to the much larger Make a Wish Foundation. Vice president, Don O'Toole insists there is one big difference.
"The difference between us and Make a Wish is that we know our children from the time they first come to us to have a wish granted and become survivors or pass on," said O’Toole.
Today, Potter, Hebert, and Johnson, were three of nearly 60 survivors at the Wish I Could Christmas party. The party had food, animals for the kids and of course, presents from jolly St. Nick. The party gives those touched by Wish I Could something to look forward to each year.
"It keeps your spirits going. When you have a bad day, you know the Christmas party is coming up so everyone around here is going through basically the same thing. We all kind of bond together," said Potter.
The Wish I Could Christmas party is one party that's cool for all ages.