MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Make-A-Wish Southern Florida made the dreams of a seven-year-old Miami girl a reality.READ MORE: Flags To Fly At Half-Staff Wednesday To Honor COVID-19 Victims
Lucia Yanes, who is battling bone cancer, wanted to be a ballerina after seeing a performance of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker in 2017.
Her dreams came true a year later.READ MORE: Miami-Dade's First Federal Vaccination Site Is Now Open Using Newly Approved Johnson & Johnson Vaccine
Lucia lived her dream dancing in an actual performance as part of the Miami City Ballet troupe performing The Nutcracker at the Adrienne Arsht Center.
She got the royal treatment with a chauffeur-driven limousine, a fitted costume, and got her hair and makeup done prior to participating in the rehearsal with other troupe members.MORE NEWS: 'It’s Just Unacceptable': Racial Slurs Hurled At Fishermen Near Stuart
Make-A-Wish Southern Florida said they have granted almost 12,000 life-changing wishes since 1983 for critically-ill children.