Make-A-Wish Kid Claire recalls her mermaid surprise

FOX 5 is giving back over the holidays with Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic as we recall the great work the foundation provides to children and families.

On Wednesday, FOX 5's Jim Lokay was joined by Claire Cordell, her mother Kim and her father Jon.

Claire, who was diagnosed with cancer at only 4 years old, relied on her vivid imagination to distract herself from surgeries and chemotherapy while in the hospital.

She loved pretending to be a mermaid and daydreaming of life in the sea, so Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic helped make her wish come true.

In the video player above, watch as Claire recalls her big day as a mermaid.

Do you want to get involved in this year's Season of Wishes events? Here's how you can help us answer little Ember's wish to be a K-9 officer!


Help spread the word about Ember's wish and send him your well wishes using the hashtag #K9CopEmber. Be sure to tag us in your posts on social media:
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Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic needs your help to make more wishes come true! There are several ways you can help:

DONATE MONEY: Of course, donations are needed to keep the wishes coming for many kids like Ember. Right now, over 600 kids like Ember are currently waiting to have their wishes granted. Click here for a link to make a monetary donation.

DONATE AIRLINE MILES: Wish kids and their families often need transportation to make their wishes come true, and if you've got airline miles to spare, you can help. Click here for more info on how to help!

Note: All donations to Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic stay local!

VOLUNTEER: Sign up to be a Wish Day volunteer, and cheer him on in person as he completes his missions around D.C.

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