The Power of Community and Compassion
Unleashed Brands Foundation, in partnership with Urban Air Adventure Park in Arlington, Texas, Make-A-Wish North Texas, and ICEE, came together to create an extraordinary birthday celebration for Mia, a courageous 7-year-old girl battling leukemia. This story highlights not just a birthday party, but a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the power of community support.
On Sunday 12/17/2023, Mia’s dream birthday unfolded at Urban Air Adventure Park of Arlington, TX, a place synonymous with fun, adventure, and excitement. The sound of music complimented by bright lights of the park, the buzz of eager anticipation, and the warmth of welcoming smiles set the perfect backdrop for a celebration that was to be nothing short of magical.
Unforgettable Moments and Joyful Memories
Mia, with a sparkle in her eyes and a smile that could light up the room, was greeted by her favorite ICEE mascot alongside the beloved Urban Air mascot. The park was alive with the sound of laughter and the energy of play as Mia and her friends embarked on an adventure through the many attractions that Urban Air offers.
A Partnership with Purpose
The event was made possible through the concerted efforts of several organizations, each bringing their unique strengths to ensure Mia’s birthday was a resounding success. Unleashed Brands Foundation, known for its commitment to creating the ultimate comeback kids, worked tirelessly to plan and execute a party fit for a fighter like Mia.
Phillip Jackson, Owner of Urban Air Adventure Park of Arlington, TX, generously opened his doors to provide an all-expenses-paid birthday party and Park experience for Mia, her family, and friends. When asked about the importance of opening his Arlington Urban Air Adventure Park to Mia and her guests, Phillip said, “Kids and families need to be able to step away from life and have fun. This was a great opportunity for us to step in and help build memories for Mia and her family.”
Also in attendance was CEO and Brand President of Urban Air Adventure Parks, Jay Thomas. “It is something special when you get to see kids celebrating those special moments in their lives, like a birthday party. We’re very fortunate to have the opportunity through Unleashed Brands Foundation to bring a magical birthday experience to this young brave girl. It was Mia’s wish to have her birthday party here at Urban Air, so we’re very excited to bring her wish to life by working alongside Unleashed Brands Foundation, Make-A-Wish North Texas, ICEE, and Phillip Jackson and his team here at Urban Air Arlington.”
Make-A-Wish North Texas, with its noble mission to grant life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses, played a pivotal role in identifying Mia’s dream and turning it into a reality. Meredith Clements, Wish Designer at Make-A-Wish North Texas said, “Make-A-Wish North Texas is grateful for the support and partnership of Unleashed Brands Foundation, Urban Air Adventure Parks, and ICEE.”
ICEE, a brand that resonates with joy and childhood fun, added a sweet touch to the festivities by providing ICEE products to Mia and her guests. Their mascot became an instant hit among the children.
The day was filled with activities, games, and the joyous sounds of a community coming together to make a little girl’s wish come true. From the smiles of Mia and her friends to the satisfaction of the volunteers and organizers, it was evident that this birthday party was more than an event; it was a milestone of hope and happiness.
The Impact of a Dream Fulfilled
As Mia continues her fight against leukemia, the memories of her dream birthday will serve as a beacon of joy and a reminder of the love that surrounds her. The partnership between these organizations and their commitment to bringing joy to the lives of children like Mia underscores the profound impact of community support and the difference it can make in a child’s life.
Mia’s story is a call to action for all of us to recognize the power we have to bring happiness to those in need. It’s an invitation to support non-profit organizations like Unleashed Brands Foundation and Make-A-Wish North Texas, and companies like Urban Air and ICEE, who are dedicated to making a positive difference in the world.
Mia’s dream birthday is a heartwarming example of what can be achieved when compassion, collaboration, and community come together. It is a celebration of life, a reflection of generosity, and a narrative that will continue to inspire and uplift all who hear it. Let us all take a page from this book of kindness and extend our support to initiatives that transform lives, one wish at a time.
For more inspiring stories, how you can contribute, or to learn more about the incredible work these organizations are doing, please visit Unleashed Brands Foundation and Make-A-Wish North Texas online. Your support can light up another child’s life, just like Mia’s.