The Southern Alberta Wish Foundation grants a “hollywood” evening for 15-yr old Ayrianna Day Chief who battles neurofibromatosis, an incurable disease in Calgary at the Palace Theatre.
Lights, camera, action! With a police escort, sirens, a cheering crowd and over a dozen paparazzi greeted 15-year-old Ayrianna Day Chief as she arrived at Calgary’s Palace Theatre in the style of a Hollywood movie star.
The glammed-out party was organized by the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s southern Alberta chapter. The party marked the 500th wish to be granted since its inception in 1995.
The Hollywood theme has always been a dream of Ayrianna’s, who was born with neurofibromatosis, an incurable disease that causes tumours to form on nerve tissue.
Around 160 people came out to celebrate Ayrianna at the four-hour event, which featured six performers, Jase Nelson , Denny Eddy, Maskcorp, Frank Boltz Hip Hop, Michael King and Kacey Fifield.
There was also arts and crafts, and food and drinks. and a preformance by Ayrianna herself .
Special guests included: Angel Berry, Althea carol clarke, Dave Boddy and the BU hero community , Prab Gill ML A, Clint Hardman, Floyd Bighead (Blood tribe Chief and council), Tamara Pearson and several cast members representing Heartland.
Video messages of support included Jered Fuller, Ali Lunblad and the cast of ARThouse7flims, Mayor Nenshi, Ria Jade and Julian Black Antelope.
When asked by reporters who her favourite star, Ayrianna repeatly said Jase Nelson and even mentioned he was her “boyfriend”.
“It was a truly amazing day,” said Ayrianna’s mother, Crystal Day Chief, “that showed Ayrianna has a community of people behind her supporting her throughout her illness 100 per cent of the way.
“I cannot thank people enough for coming out to show their support for this amazing girl and all the volunteers from the Make A Wish Foundation that made all of this happen.”