After reoccurring Hodgkin’s disease over several years, Wish Kid Nikki remains in remission today and attributes her success to a positive mentality and endless determination. Because of her illness, Nikki was home-schooled throughout her treatment. At age 18, her wish to have her very own apartment furnished was granted, giving her the sense of independence that she craved. Nikki now owns North East Academy of Martial Arts with her family where she practices the discipline that has been a part of her family for over 30 years. Nikki recently organized a flash mob event with all of the proceeds benefiting Make-A-Wish® Central New York. The event was a huge success, raising more than $8,000. As a result of this generous gift, Nikki was paired with Wish Kid Zachie so she could witness the hope, strength and joy of a magical wish experience being paid forward.