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Houston girl celebrates quinceañera with help from Make-A-Wish

It’s the celebration from childhood to womanhood for a lot of Latinas. For Genesis Tamez, the celebration was additional particular.

HOUSTON — With the help of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, a Houston 15-year-old bought her dream quinceañera.

It’s the celebration from childhood to womanhood for a lot of Latinas. For Genesis Tamez, the celebration was additional particular.

Genesis’ mother instructed KHOU 11 that docs stated she wasn’t alleged to stay previous 20 days previous. She was born at simply 25 weeks, weighing just one pound.

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Getting to this celebration wasn’t a simple feat.

“It’s a miracle she is here with us today,” stated Emily Velasquez, Genesis’ sister.

At one level, docs instructed Marta Marquez, the mother, that she ought to disconnect Genesis from life assist. Marta stated she turned to god and requested him for a miracle.

Now, Marta says she’s joyful her little miracle remains to be right here regardless of each impediment, together with a kidney transplant, brittle bones and points with her lungs and even her coronary heart.

Because of these circumstances, Marta stated Genesis hasn’t been capable of stay a traditional life. But, with the help of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, she was capable of throw the perfect quinceañera she might by no means dream of. 

She had the whole lot from a mariachi band to ballet folklorico, and sure, even some chambelanes, or her court docket of honor.

Everything was executed to make this a particular evening. It was all donated by numerous neighborhood companions.

“You got it, whatever you want. The venue, the dress, the corona. All the different elements,” stated Baldemar Rodriguez, who helped with the quinceañera.

It was an evening her household had all the time wished for.

“I just have no words,” stated Emily. “Thank God for giving my sister 15 years.”

As this princess danced the evening away, a dream got here true for this lovely quinceañera.

Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia additionally heard about Genesis’ story and offered her with a congressional recognition to rejoice her birthday.

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