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Biltmore Helps Make Wish Come True

There was a time when Shelby might not have lived to see her 16th birthday, but after receiving a life-saving heart transplant Shelby is celebrating this milestone with a Sweet 16 party thanks to Make-A-Wish Arizona and the Arizona Biltmore Resort!

Shelby was only two months old when she was diagnosed with a congenital heart condition. After two open heart surgeries doctors determined that a heart transplant was Shelby’s only hope for survival. Now on the road to recovery, Shelby’s wish for a Sweet 16 party will be granted on Friday night at the Arizona Biltmore Resort.

“The Biltmore has been a longtime supporter of Make-A-Wish Arizona, said Elizabeth Reich,” President and CEO of Make-A-Wish Arizona. “When they decided to help us grant this wish and arrange to have everything donated for the party we were thrilled. Having support from the community is essential for granting wishes. We are extremely grateful.”

A special thanks goes out to all the valley business who donated everything from food to décor and entertainment for Shelby’s wish.

  • Event Team
  • Pacific Events
  • Casino World
  • Let Them Eat Cake
  • Transtyle
  • Gourmet Foods
  • European Foods
  • Sysco Foods
  • Shamrock Foods
  • Jonathan Robbins Bakery
  • Up Church Candy Company
  • Shamrock Dairy Farms
  • Koerner Company
  • K and M Meats
  • Make-A-Wish Arizona
  • Arizona Biltmore Resort

For more information on Make-A-Wish Arizona and the Arizona Biltmore Resort, visit their websites at and