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Maurice Hits a High Note

Maurice wishes to have a shopping spree

“ Maurice’s wish was an opportunity ”


- Maurice's mom

  • Maurice , 18

    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • I wish to have a Florida shopping spree
  • I wish to have

Two years ago, Maurice was diagnosed with several autoimmune diseases after being found unconscious at school. His life was turned upside down in an instant. He still struggles with having no control over how he will feel each day. Pain and headaches, nausea and exhaustion are too common. His shopping spree wish gave him back some of that control.

Maurice’s shopping list was filled with items that directly impact his life. His new laptop and software empowers him to create his own music to express himself and help him cope with his daily struggles. His new video game system provides a fun escape from reality with his family. And there’s the new jacket that he wears, oftentimes on warm days, because his condition makes him feel cold.

Maurice’s mother said, “Maurice’s wish was an opportunity for him to come alive with excitement and be himself again. Joy returned to his life the day his wish came true, and it’s still here months later. He has not put down the computer a day. He’s always making music.“

Maurice’s feelings about his wish echo in the lyrics of one of his original songs: “Now look at me, happy as can be. Because you gave me a second chance. When I was flat, flat on my back. You said you will bring me, back on track. You said to call, and you will answer.”

Wish Granters: Michele Baker & Cheryl Rink
Referred by Camellia Williams, his mother
Wish adopted by Anatomy at 1220

Second Chance - King Maurice (Maurice Hansby)
(Verse I)
Yesterday, now I can say I was not promised another day
It's a fact, and I know that I was struggling on my back
This was a very difficult situation
Which way to turn, was my first question
Should I give up, should I just keep on fighting

(Chorus)
So I say thanks, thanks, thanks, thanks
Because you gave me, ah second chance
So I say thanks, thanks, thanks, thanks
Because you gave me, ah second chance

(Verse 2)
Let me say, each and every day
Now I go down on, my knees and pray
I will not, ever forget, when the doctor and mammy met
All I can see, when my mom started crying
Through the halls, all I hear was screaming
Her son was leaving, never returning

(Chorus)
So I say thanks, thanks, thanks, thanks
Because you gave me, ah second chance
So I say thanks, thanks, thanks, thanks
With life you gave me, ah second chance

(Verse 3)
Now look at me, happy as can be
Because you gave me, ah second chance
When I was flat, flat on my back
You said you will bring me, back on track
You said to call, and you will answer
Just like always, you are de Master
Keeping you close, I will forever

(Chorus)
As I say thanks, thanks, thanks, thanks
Because you gave me, ah second chance
As I say thanks, thanks, thanks, thanks
Because you gave me, ah second chance
  • Maurice wishes to have a shopping spree

  • Maurice wishes to have a shopping spree

  • Maurice wishes to have a shopping spree

  • Maurice wishes to have a shopping spree

  • Maurice wishes to have a shopping spree

  • Maurice wishes to have a shopping spree

  • Maurice wishes to have a shopping spree

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