TWIN FALLS, Id. – Instead of asking for a vacation or to meet her favorite celebrity, a teen battling cancer used her Make-A-Wish to help the less fortunate.
Emma Allred, 13, of Twin Falls, Idaho has been battling a rare form of ovarian cancer since she was 10 years old. The Make-A-Wish Foundation recently approached her, offering to grant her heart’s desire.
But instead, Emma had different plans.
“My wish is to feed the homeless,” Emma told KMVT.
On Saturday, Emma’s wish came true. People and businesses came together in Twin Falls, Idaho to donate more than 13,000 pounds of food for the hungry.
“She’s so selfless and really, really was dedicated to giving back to her community,” Sarah Shinn, president and CEO of Make A Wish Idaho, told KMVT.
Emma’s selflessness inspired others to donate food. One family pulled up to the event with a truck bed of food.
All donations will be donated to safe Harbor, Community Action and The Magic Valley Bible Church.
Nina Allred couldn’t be more proud of her daughter’s decision to help others.
“Of all the things, despite her siblings trying to get her to do other things, she chose to help the homeless,” said Allred.