Keller Mom Battling Cancer Prepares For ‘Wish' to be Answered

Tanya Norris is in the battle of her life. The 44-year-old mother is fighting glioblastoma, a form of brain cancer.

"I'm just hoping that something will work, something will buy me a little time," Norris said. "So every day is a gift no matter what."

And a gift is what a Flower Mound-based foundation is hoping to give Norris and her family. 

Ally's Wish, an organization founded by four friends, aims to help young mothers facing terminal illnesses by granting them a wish. The goal is to help make a memory that will last a lifetime.

"We are all moms ourselves so we just want to help them create those memories with the kiddos, because for us that's what we decided we would want if we were put in this position as mom," said Missy Phipps, founder of Ally's Wish.

Norris hopes to take her daughter, Paige, to visit Nashville and the Grand Ole Opry.

"I just I know how much Paige loves music and I just thought that was at the top of my list," Norris said.

Ally's Wish is working on her plan now and hopes to have it finalized for a trip in June. 

"I'm excited about it, I think she'll really love it," Norris said. 

In two years, Ally's Wish has granted 18 wishes, and currently has requests for 9 others excluding Norris'. 

Ally's Wish funds 'wishes' through charitable donations, and is holding a gala to raise funds Saturday at Gilley's starting at 7 p.m.

More information, along with tickets, can be found on the Ally's Wish website.

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