This year's was a little different. This was the first year that we decided not to just dedicate birthday gifts to, but instead sponsor a special child in need for a whole year, which is what Allie's Wish continues to do today. It was our first time collecting donations for one specific person instead of a local charity or hospital. This year’s Allie's Wish project was helping out an adorable girl named Lila Tjader, born with Cerebral Palsy. Due to her Cerebral Palsy she is unable to walk, crawl, or sit on her own. The donations went towards her hippo therapy, therapy on a horse which helps her gain the strength to start sitting on her own. They also help her with her speech problems and was able to graduate from her speech classes! Allie's name was one of the first words Lila was ever able to say. Quote from creator Allie, "It's the most heartwarming thing to know that my name was one of the first words she ever said and knowing that someday she might be able to sit and walk on her own because of my charity is something I can't even fathom. I am so grateful for this opportunity." Allie was able to collect over $3,000 for Lila and they were both featured in a couple of Local Anoka Newspapers and were apart of two WCCO segments on them and Allie's dream to help Lila be able to walk on her own someday. A miracle did happen though, Allie still sees Lila to this day and Lila is able to sit on her own, which is huge and we have no doubts that someday she will be able to walk on her own. Go Lila Bug!