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Amaya's Teacup-Sized Bundle of Hope

Amaya and Lily Ruby

“ We face daily obstacles with Amaya’s condition ... ”

- Amaya’s mom

Amaya has had a tough life compared to most kids her age. She faces doctor visits and treatments on a regular basis. But she also has something special that a lot of them don’t: a pint-sized best friend.

Lily Ruby is the name of the teacup Yorkie that now belongs to Amaya, who is faced with a life-threatening liver condition.

"Puppies like to snuggle and give lots of kisses," said Amaya, "I will have her forever to love." But this pooch didn’t just show up one day – it was the cultivation of something much greater: Amaya’s wish. With the help of Subaru of America, Inc. Amaya received the exact pup she had been hoping for.

Lily Ruby is much more than just a dog to Amaya. She is a sense of security and optimism that helps Amaya stay strong day after day. Amaya’s mom, Laurie said, "We face daily obstacles with Amaya’s condition and Lily Ruby has given Amaya a lifted spirit and best friend."

  • Amaya is about to meet her new best friend

  • Amaya finally meets Lily Ruby

  • Amaya and her family bask in the joy Amaya's wish has brought

  • A tender moment with Amaya and Lily Ruby

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June 25, 2012 - 11:25 AM


She is so cute with the puppy. Best of luck, Amaya. You're adorable.

December 01, 2013 - 9:48 PM


Thats sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo adorable....

December 08, 2013 - 2:34 PM


The smile on her face is so precious. The little puppy is so adorable. God bless her and the wonderful people who surround her everyday and made it possible for her wish to come true.

January 04, 2014 - 10:59 PM

trina j.

GOD Bless you, Amaya

March 04, 2014 - 5:56 PM


Aww -- I bet that's the most loved and treasured puppy in the world!

March 05, 2014 - 10:01 AM


Cutie patooties! God bless!!

March 08, 2014 - 11:19 AM

Christopher R.

Don't ever stop fighting and never loose your faith in God!! With God All Things Are possible!!

March 31, 2014 - 12:23 AM

Karie B.

Beautiful story, it inspired me, it filled me with happiness, that this little girl got her wish. Thank you Make-A-Wish

August 05, 2014 - 8:59 AM

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