Kansas City girl beats leukemia and makes her wish by donating to charity on the subway


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) — Elaina Guerra spent Wednesday setting an example we can all learn from.

What would a typical 8 year old girl want? A trip to Disney? Perhaps a day at the beach or an ultimate playhouse in your backyard?

Elaina, a leukemia survivor, has bigger dreams, only she can make them come true.

Make-A-Wish is used to granting wishes focused on “having/going/meeting”.

“Giving” is a one-time request, but that’s what Elaina wants.

Susana Guerra, Elaina’s mother, said she was initially surprised by her daughter’s wish. Father Nick Guerra intervened:

“A really proud moment and, at the same time, how sure are you?” he said.

Elaina told Make-A-Wish that she had her health and her family, everything she needed. So she made a selfless wish.

“She kept saying, ‘I just want to spread love, hope and faith,'” Susana recalled.

For months, people across the Midwest have donated to meet various needs. And Elaina arranged for these to be distributed among 15 charities in the Kansas City metro area.

“I love helping people, and when I do, it makes me happy,” she said.

Elaina Guerra, a leukemia survivor, has expressed a desire to give back to Kansas City metro charities.(KCTV5 staff)

Wednesday was a long time coming. Elaine made her first wish three years ago. Happy and healthy now, Elaina is awaiting her five-year remission.

And his greatest wish? Inspire others to give, not just today, but in life.




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