News Video: Family of 30 Watches Sibling Get Her Wish

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Denalee Chapman May 19, 2015
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The Make A Wish Foundation has done it again! This time they granted a wish for an adopted Arkansas girl. Born with congenital myopathy, 13-year-old Esther has very little muscle tone.  This means that she is attached to a ventilator every night. Esther is well loved by all of her siblings. In total, the Johnson family has 30 children, 26 of them have been adopted.  Many of the Johnson children have some sort of disability, but they don’t let their disabilities define them. The family sees each individual for who they really are.

Esther gets to enjoy a vacation to Florida’s Disney World, along with ten of her siblings and thirteen caregivers.

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Denalee Chapman

Denalee is an adoptive mother, a motivational speaker, a writer, and a lover of life. She and her husband have adventured through the hills and valleys of life to find that the highest highs and the lowest lows are equally fulfilling. Book Denalee to speak to your group, or find Denalee's writings, including her books on her website at

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