Recently we received a visit from a very special little girl. Crystal Brown, an 8-year-old brain tumor patient from Columbus, Georgia, was asked by the Make-A-Wish Foundation what her top wish would be, and she told them she’d love to visit Brenda Walsh and “Maxwell,” the mascot dog, on the set of Kids’ Time.
Her wish was granted, and Crystal traveled to 3ABN accompanied by her grandparents, Charles and Connie Brown. “When they asked who she would like to meet the most, her first choice was Jesus,” Connie says, “but then she added Kids’ Time as her next choice. That’s why we’re here, and this has been a once-in-a-lifetime dream come true for her.”
3ABN founder, Danny Shelton, says, “The Make-A-Wish Foundation is an incredible organization. They told her she could do anything, but she only wanted to come to 3ABN. To see little Crystal come here and be on the set is just incredible.”
Arrangements were made for Crystal to play the part of a young princess alongside Queen Esther in a Story Time segment. Her grandparents—and even Make-A-Wish volunteer, Victor Dorsey—took on roles, as well.
A Program About Jesus
Brenda Walsh says the experience really touched her heart. “Of all the wishes she could have had, she chose to be on a program about Jesus,” she says. “Crystal was so precious, and when I looked into her little face I could see she just loved Him so much! Then, at the end of the day, I asked her how she happened to choose Kids’ Time,” Brenda adds. “After telling me some of her other choices—swimming with the dolphins, a special day at Disneyworld, and even a cruise, she said, ‘But Miss Brenda, I wanted to be on Kids’ Time most of all!’ ”
Crystal is the second Make-A-Wish child to visit the Kids’ Time set. Sarah Wolfe first came in 2005 and now makes occasional appearances on the program, and we sure hope to see Crystal again, as well.
—From the October 2011 issue of 3ABN World