Want to meet all of the kids who have become a SmileChild? You can see pictures and read about their journeys below.
Dalilah is a beautiful girl filled with love and determination. She enjoys playing dolls, singing, and rocking her princess heels! Her favorite colors are pink, purple, and yellow. She likes glitter, jewelry, and LOTS of balloons. Her favorite song is "Do you want to build a snowman?" from the movie, Frozen. She loves playing with her older sister, Davina, and her best friend, Angel. Dalilah was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma on November 29th, 2012 and is currently undergoing treatment at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. She requested princess dresses (Sophia the First & Elsa from Frozen). On Saturday March 8th, Create A Smile experienced Dalilah's smile "in style" as she was transformed into looking & feeling like a princess while meeting Princess Elsa herself. A day that will never be forgotten.
With great honor, we'd like to introduce our first SmileChild, Princess Sophia, an inspiring, charismatic four year old diagnosed with Stage IV Neuroblastoma on October 6, 2011. It is with a heavy heart that we learned about Sophia's passing on January 12th, 2014, prior to granting her gift. Sophia’s request was a Wii-U and an iPad. However, in honor of Sophia and the Andrade family, Create A Smile has donated a portion of her gift proceeds to New Approaches to Neuroblastoma Therapy (NANT), a foundation that supports the development of new therapies to improve the outcome for children suffering from this aggressive pediatric cancer. Forever in our hearts, Sophia always will be remembered as Create A Smile's first SmileChild.