I wish to meet Shawn Mendes

Laurence is a 15-year-old girl who loves music.  She lights up when listening to her favourite artists and having cystic fibrosis doesn’t keep her from dancing to their tunes. When we met Laurence, we noticed that her walls were filled with posters of her idols. When she told us that her wish was meet singer and songwriter Shawn Mendes, the Make-A-Wish® team got straight to work to make sure that Laurence would have an unforgettable experience meeting one of her favourite stars.

It all started with a trip to picturesque Quebec City. Laurence felt that there was something special in the air when her and her family went to have dinner in gorgeous historical Château Frontenac. At the end of their meal, she was surprised with a very special cake. Brought to her table to the musical backdrop of a Shawn Mendes song, the cake showed a message revealing that she would be meeting her idol the very next day before his show at the Festival d’été de Québec. The news was met with smiles and a lot of excitement!

On the big day, Laurence was treated to a glamourous experience. It all started with a trip to the salon and before the show, a limousine picked up the whole family for a stylish one-hour drive around the city. Her favourite snacks, sparkling apple juice and Shawn Mendes songs added to the fun. The limo finally pulled up to the music festival and Laurence had a chance to meet Shawn Mendes face-to-face! They exchanged a few words and Laurence joined her family to enjoy the high-energy concert.

All the fun had during unforgettable weekend will undoubtedly stay with Laurence and her family for a long time. We hope that this wish experience will provide a joyful light during more challenging times. There is something extra special about Laurence’s wish: it is the 500th wish to be granted by Make-A-Wish® Quebec!

We would like to thank Les Fessiers pour la Cause from Banque Laurentienne du Canada for making Laurence’s wish come true through the Adopt-A-Wish program, as well as everyone who worked on making this wish a reality.

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