Smoky Hill High School students celebrate 4-year-old Make-A-Wish participant

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DENVER — More than 75 Smoky Hill High School students celebrated a 4-year-old Make-A-Wish participant on Saturday.

Despite having a congenital heart disease, Lorelai Shay’s mom said she’s just like other children her age.

“You’d never know she has a heart condition, for the most part,” said Heather Shay, Lorelai’s mom.

Alexandra Bindley, a senior at Smoky Hill High School, told Denver7 despite COVID-19 restrictions, she and her classmates wanted to do something special for Lorelai.

Bindley and her classmates organized the celebration, and even went as far as buying Lorelai several gifts for her re-decorated bedroom, which was her Make-A-Wish.

“I was so excited to be a part of it and just help buy some decorations for her room,” said Bindley.

As for the celebration, Heather said that although she knew students would be hosting it, she didn’t expect it to be as elaborate as it was.

“It was incredible. Lorelai was super excited,” she said.

The celebration kicked off a week of Smoky Hill High School’s fundraising for Make-A-Wish Colorado.