Each year, the FDNY and NYPD grant the wishes of children from around the world who travel to New York for their one special wish. Both organizations provide world-class experiences for these children, who in their darkest times are inspired by the brave men and women who keep our city safe each day. From wishes to be a FDNY firefighter, catch a bad guy with the NYPD, or meet the heroes of 9/11, these amazing men and women go above and beyond to provide a day that celebrates a child’s strength, optimism, and imagination.
This October, we express our deepest gratitude to our hometown heroes. We are privileged to call the FDNY and NYPD wish granters, not just one night, but throughout the year. Thank you for all that you do each day to provide joy and healing to those children who need it most.
Lilly was diagnosed with leukemia last September. She’s spent the past year enduring a bone marrow transplant and multiple rounds of chemotherapy. While she was recovering at St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, she escaped reality by watching “The Zoo” on Animal Planet.
Lilly has a deep love of animals and finds solace in helping them. She dreamed about one thing – to be a zookeeper at the famous Bronx Zoo. It was something she could never do on her own, but with your help, she did just that.