The Sherborn home of 12-year-old Gracie is filled with the sweet sounds of music. When Gracie sings, her voice is clear and strong - she is in control.
In other aspects of her life, Gracie does not have control. At age two, she was diagnosed with a rare genetic disease, Shwachman Diamond Syndrome. She has spent much of her life at the hospital receiving treatments. When it comes to illness, Gracie has often had no voice - until the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Massachusetts entered her world.
Gracie wished to meet her favorite American Idol, Kelly Clarkson. In Los Angeles, Gracie's family watched Clarkson perform at a Burbank sound studio. After the show, Gracie met Clarkson privately and proudly sang Bonnie Raitt's Let's Give Them Something to Talk About to her idol.
Through the power of a wish, Gracie's voice - and her strength - were clearer than ever.
Wish-Granting Volunteers: Sue Glovsky and Shari Mega
Click below to watch a video clip of wish child Gracie singing to Kelly Clarkson!