Stella's Wish Foundation
Stella Czerniewski

Julie Riggs

Julie Riggs, from Omaha, Nebraska is a beautiful, hardworking mother who has spent the last five years working as a 911 dispatcher. Julie has been diagnosed with Stage 4 Squamous Cell Carcinoma, which has spread throughout her body through her lymph nodes all the way up to her neck. She was given 2-9 months in March, but is still going as strong as she can, besides being exhausted and short of breath most of the time.

When Julie was healthy, she and her daughter spent 3 years volunteering their time at the local humane society as canine companions, working with dogs from all situations! Julie is a huge animal lover and would love to spend a weekend at Best Friends Animal Society in Kanub, UT, volunteering one more time with all the beautiful animals. Julie talks about going there all the time and maybe staying in one of their cabins or cottages they have, which is a short distance from their rescue center.

Her daughter requested the opportunity to spend a weekend up there together (with her sister as well) to be able to spend time together and make an amazing family memory together. Julie's wish was granted and she traveled from Nebraska to Utah to the Best Friends Animal Society.

Wish #127

Julie Riggs beginning his wish

Julie Riggs beginning his wish

Julie Riggs beginning his wish


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