Holiday, FL. (March 2017): Star Wishes for Children wanted to incorporate Wish Kid Kate’s love for baking into a dream come true. Kate enjoys cooking and baking to help take her mind off of her illness. She has been diagnosed with Hypogammaglobulinemia, a condition that causes chronic infections due to having little or no immune system to fight off germs and infections properly.
We approached Kate’s favorite baker and YouTube sensation, Rosanna Pansino, about becoming a Wish Granter for Kate’s once-in-a-lifetime wish. With more than 60 million monthly views, Rosanna Pansino has become one of the top three most watched female influencers on YouTube. In 2015 Rosanna released her first cookbook, ‘The Nerdy Nummies Cookbook’, which became a New York Times Best Seller.
For the wish, we flew Kate and her family to the West Coast’s biggest baking and pastry convention, LA Cookie Con & Sweet Show, to see some of the world’s best bakers in action and to meet Pansino.
“It was so much fun hanging out with Kate,” said Rosanna Pansino. “She is a very inspirational young lady, and I admire what they did for her. I feel fortunate to be a part of it all.”
“It means so much for our Wish Kids and their families to get ‘a break’ from their illness by granting them a wish,” said Anna Lanzatella, executive director for the children’s charity. “Giving these once-in-a-lifetime experiences really brings hope to children who deserve some brightness in their lives.”