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When Ruby was born there was no sign that anything was wrong. The next day she was rushed into surgery and then diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. In the first year of her life, Ruby had 11 hospital admissions and spent 77 nights in hospital.
And it hasn’t ended there, in fact Ruby had further surgery as recently as last year.
But, Ruby doesn't let her cystic fibrosis hold her creativity back. While dealing with everything life has dealt her, Ruby has never lost her love of art.
Ruby's wish builds confidence
What we didn't know before Ruby experienced her wish to meet her illustrator heroes at VidCon - she's not just a good artist, she's an amazing artist!
Ruby's wish came true in 2018 and since then her passion for art has only grown.
Having the opportunity to sit around a table and draw with her heroes, making up stories, laughing and joking together really made Ruby realise they were real people too. They gave her some great tips and helped to give Ruby a confidence in her art she didn't have before.
Ruby even designed each of them a t-shirt - which they all wore on stage!
Ruby's creativity flourished
When we heard Ruby talk about her love of art and how it helped her escape from hospital visits and never ending treatments, we knew we wanted to help Ruby's artistic flare come to life.
Well, when we found out Ruby was designing a t-shirt to celebrate her experience with Make-A-Wish we knew we had to make it a reality. You can see that the design really captures the imagination that choosing a wish unleashes.
When we asked Ruby what she thought about the opportunity to design a t-shirt for Make-A-Wish she simply said “I’m so excited. I can’t wait to get started!"