A star is born, and the world
brain tumor | I wish to be a pop star
The world that Macy’s helped create for Olivia was one where she was the undisputed star and could live out her lifelong dream. For a girl who had endured the loneliness that came with five diagnoses and eleven years of treatments, becoming a pop princess gave her the chance to share her voice with everyone.
It all started with a VIP limo ride to the world-famous Macy’s in Herald Square, where Olivia got to glam it up with a makeover and photo shoot. From there it was off to meet with top record executives who gave Olivia advice on how to make it big in the music business.
Olivia got started right away on the path to stardom as she stepped into the studio the next day to record her debut album, entitled “All I Can Say.” The natural performer showed her strength in song, inspiring her proud family. “It’s a celebration of what you’ve been through and how far you’ve come,” said Olivia’s mom of her daughter. And because all pop stars deserve the red carpet treatment, Olivia stepped out to excitement and fanfare at Herald Square on Macy’s National Believe Day, greeting her screaming fans and autographing copies of her album.
Olivia never expected her wish to be granted at such an epic scale, and as she continues on her journey, she hopes to take everything she learned in this experience and use it to help others.
For over a decade, Macy’s, its customers and associates have been side-by-side with Make-A-Wish®, sharing our vision and helping us grant wishes. The annual Thanks For Sharing and Believe campaigns continue to engage the public and spread the word about the Make-A-Wish mission. By donating more than $10.4 million in contributions in 2014 alone, Macy’s is helping us grant life-changing wishes to more than 1,200 kids. With Macy’s support, we can share the power of a wish® all year long.