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Terminal patients wish is to receive a call from Ellen
If I could save time in a bottle
The first thing that I'd like to do
Is to save every day till eternity passes away
Just to spend them with you
If I could make days last forever
If words could make wishes come true
I'd save every day like a treasure and then
Again, I would spend them with you

- Jim Croce

Time or a full life is the wish that a father fights for when he has a sick kid. But, I have learned that a full life is not measured by time, rather by love of life and making the most of the time we have.

Meghan has always loved her stars of stage and screen. At the age of four we applied for Meghan's Make a Wish before one of her open heart surgeries. She met Loonette the Clown from her favorite PBS kid show. As a teen Meghan joked that we messed up, because there was always a new heart throb she wanted to meet and she could no longer even remember meeting with Loonette. Meghan has had the good fortune of meeting Ryan Seacrest, John Travolta and becoming friends with Val Chmerkovskiy from Dancing with the Stars.

On March 1st of this year Meghan turned 18 and qualified for a wish through the Dream Foundation, the wish group for terminally ill adults. You can list two possible wishes. Meghan wanted a phone call or a video chat with Taylor Swift, but reasoned that she is so popular currently there would be little if any chance of her being reached. Instead she requested a call or video chat with Ellen Degeneres or Jimmy Fallon. Meghan tapes and watches both of their shows each day.

In the last few weeks Meghan's health has worsened rapidly. Meghan's oxygen needs have become so great that leaving the house is becoming very difficult. The hospice doctors have increased her pain medication substantially.

We have not heard anything from the Dream Foundation on Meghan's wishes. If you would be kind enough to share this, my hope is that someone that knows someone will get Meghan one more star under her belt.

Time can't be saved in a bottle, but sometimes words can make wishes come true.

Daniel Hils

with Meghan Marion Hils & Patty Ebert Hils

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