At Make-A-Wish Central and Northern Florida®, we’re committed to giving back to the community—not just during the holidays, but throughout the entire year. So it’s especially heartwarming when previous wish recipients add their voices to our mission.
Take Holin Saucer, for example: Holin was born with 5 heart defects and has a rare form of epilepsy that has landed her in the hospital countless times. Just weeks before she turned 5, Holin was granted her wish to sing with country music sensation Kelsea Ballerini!
A Strong Heart
Right from birth, it was evident that Holin was a fighter. She was diagnosed with five heart defects, requiring a total of four open heart surgeries. During one procedure, Holin had a stroke, which triggered a rare form of epilepsy.
Holin relies on a pacemaker and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) to oxygenate her blood, but despite her ongoing health concerns, she doesn’t let her struggles stop her from pursuing her passion of helping others.
In addition to booking several speaking engagements throughout the year, Holin hosts a variety of fundraising events to support the causes she cares about, including Make-A-Wish!
Raise Your Voice!
Holin is now 11 years old, but she still loves to sing. But rather than seeing her own name in lights, this future star prefers to lend her talents to benefit others. For the past four years, Holin and her family have hosted an annual holiday concert to raise money for children with critical illnesses.
This year, the 4th Annual Happy Holin-Days concert will be held on December 19, 2023 at 6pm CT at Encounter Church in Pensacola, Florida. However, fans of Holin will be able to “attend” the concert virtually, from anywhere in the world.
The concert will be live-streamed on Make-A-Wish Central and Northern Florida’s Facebook page, as well as Holin’s own Facebook page, Saving Holin’s Heart.
The concert is free, but donations to Make-A-Wish Central and Northern Florida will be encouraged, to help further our mission of granting a wish to every eligible child.
Tune in on December 19 at 6pm (CT) or 7pm (ET) to hear this incredible young lady and support Make-A-Wish!