Created: 10/04/2013 6:57 PM
By: Lauren Hansard, KOB Eyewitness News 4
It took three years, but a Roswell girl finally got the wish of a lifetime. She was treated to a photo shoot at Seventeen magazine in New York City.
KOB Eyewitness News 4 caught up with her about her Make-A-Wish experience.
Lights, cameras, and lots of fashion for Taylor Nunez’s photo shoot in New York City.
“It was kind of cool to see the glamorous part of the magazines and the celebrities and whatever," said Taylor Nunez.
The high school senior was diagnosed in the 8th grade with a tumor in her pelvis that wrapped around her lower spine. After three years of waiting, her dream was granted by the Make-A-Wish foundation.
“It was like a little dream come true, she had to wait three years for the wish because her wish was kind of specific," said Taylor’s mother, De Ann Nunez.
“At first I wanted to be on the cover. They told me like in a nice way, the nicest way possible, that if I was on the cover like the magazines wouldn't sell," said Taylor.
Taylor returned to Roswell Sunday, but Make-A-Wish wasn’t finished.
A limo was waiting for Taylor and her family last night for the final celebration.
The celebration was at Taylor's favorite restaurant, Red Lobster.
The restaurant gave the family dinner on the house, a generous gift after years of hardships.
“It’s kind of hard seeing all my friends go to school, and I’m in Albuquerque at my doctor’s appointments," said Taylor.
“She’s had to undergo two major surgeries and some other procedures to try to shrink the tumor because it’s pushing on organs and stuff. So, she’s been through a lot,” said Dee Ann.
The senior is hopeful and plans to attend UNM after graduation.