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INDIANAPOLIS (October 7, 2015) – It’s a Sweet 16 party she will never forget!

Fifteen-year-old Rebecka recently had a renal transplant, where she received a new kidney due to end-stage renal disease.

When Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana volunteers met with Rebecka, she knew exactly what she wanted for her wish: to have her own Sweet 16 party with a casino theme.

“I`ve always wanted to have one. I watch the shows on MTV and thought it was cool,” said Rebecka.

Make-A-Wish volunteers transformed the space at 502 East in Carmel for Rebecka’s birthday celebration. Guests enjoyed blackjack games, five-card draw and poker. The teens didn’t actually gamble. Instead, the evening focused on celebrating Rebecka and her fight for a healthy life.

“Stay positive and stay happy. Everything will get better,” said Rebecka.

“It’s been hard on everyone to see what she has to go through with the different medications and treatments and hospital stays and surgery. Rebecka has taught us strength.  She is doing great!” said her mother, Nancy.

Before the fun, Rebecka and her friends got their hair, make-up and nails done at Paul Mitchell Salon in Indianapolis. All the services were donated, along with contributions from DJ Stanley Malone, FedEx/Kinkos in Carmel,  The Box Shoppe, A Classic Party Rental, Atmospheres Indy, Classic Cakes, Advanced Limousines, Happy Snaps Photo Booth, Printing Partners and All In Casino Entertainment.

“Thank you to Make-A-Wish for letting this happen,” said Rebecka.

It was a special celebration to take Rebecka’s mind off her treatments.

“I know it is something she will remember all of her life. She will tell her children and grandchildren all about it,” said mom Nancy Brown.

Click here to learn more about the Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.

Right now, more than 200 Hoosier children with life-threatening medical conditions are waiting for their wishes to come true.