A 7-year-old Waterbury girl battling a life-threatening medical condition got her wish fulfilled on Wednesday.
Zytavia Hill arrived at the Courtyard Marriott in a limousine with some of her best friends, where she was given her very own puppy, a 4-month-old Pomeranian. It has been been her long time wish to own a puppy, according to Michael Dominick, communication manager for Make-A-Wish Connecticut.
The organization grants the wishes of children with serious illnesses or life-threatening conditions.
"It was really a wonderful experience for all of us to see the smile on Zytavia's face when she saw her new puppy for the first time," Dominick said. "Kids like Zytavia have been through so much, and one of the greatest things they sometimes miss out on is simply being a kid. To grant Zytavia's wish and see the joy that her new friend will give her day in and day out is heart-warming."
Zytavia was also treated to a party with ice cream cake and gifts to help her raise her new friend.