When she was 11, Carly woke up one day with a neck ache and within an hour she was being life-flighted to the hospital after she stopped breathing. Upon waking in the hospital, Carly found that she could no longer walk, could barely talk and could not move her arms and legs. Her doctors determined that she had suffered a blood clot in her spine that caused a severe spinal stroke, leaving her a quadriplegic.
In the years since her initial hospitalization, Carly has worked hard at various therapies and rehabilitation clinics to regain her abilities to talk, move her body and even walk with the assistance of a platform walker; Carly has come a tremendously long way.
It was a family friend familiar with Carly’s struggle who first put Carly’s mother Sheri in contact with national children’s charity Kids Wish Network. Sheri exchanged paperwork with the charity’s wish department and soon found out that Carly was approved to have her wish granted; Carly asked to visit the set of her favorite TV show, "NCIS."