9-Year-Old Girl With Leukemia Granted Wish to Make Broadway Debut in 'Mean Girls'
The big moment commemorated Palmer Vorkapich's third year in remission.
It’s a wish come true for one 9-year-old girl with cancer.
Palmer Vorkapich took center stage in front of more than 1,000 people in her Broadway debut in the "Mean Girls" musical.
“I remember we had a lot of fun on the stage and everyone had joy in their hearts,” Vorkapich told InsideEdition.com.
Such a performance was made possible by the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The non-profit organization has granted wishes for more than 300,000 children worldwide since 1980.
When Vorkapich was just 6 years old, she was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia and spent months in the hospital receiving chemotherapy treatments.
The Floridian had one wish — to go to New York City and perform on Broadway. It came true last week, when Palmer performed alongside stars Ashley Park and Devon Hadsell.
The event commemorated Vorkapich’s third year in remission.
“When I was on the stage it was spectacular. And I had an awesome time on stage. And I loved the bows and I loved when I went across the stage,” Vorkapich recalled.
Park styled Vorkapich’s hair and did her makeup for the big show. Park said she found the moment extremely touching because she fought and beat the exact same disease 10 years ago — and wished for the exact same thing.
“I love her because we have a lot in common. We both have leukemia cancer. We both wished for make a wish to do a Broadway show,” said Vorkapich.
Hadsell also shares in their bond. As a child, she was diagnosed with a form of kidney cancer.
Perhaps the special moment could be a sign of things to come for Vorkapich — the Broadway lights may have lit the career path for her, as they did for both Park and Hadsell.
“When we were on the stage and we finished bowing all the characters went in a circle and they put me in the middle and they started saying Palmer! Palmer! And that was my favorite part,” Vorkapich said.
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