Growing up in Main, Ruth developed a love for quality, fresh seafood. Her favorite indulgence was a meal of tender, soft-shell steamer clams dipped in melted butter. Unfortunately, upon moving to Green Bay as an adult, Ruth quickly discovered that finding fresh clams in the Midwest was difficult! Nothing she tasted compared to the seafood she knew from out east. In her home-state, clams were caught daily by local clam diggers and sold at neighborhood markets and restaurants. As Ruth’s illness progressed, her wish was to enjoy her favorite delicacy once again! Thanks to Gifted Wishes, fresh clams from Maine were shipped overnight to Ruth’s daughter so she could specially prepare them for her mom. As Ruth took her first bite of the lightly salty, slightly sweet clams, Ruth was overcome with feelings of childhood nostalgia and growing up seaside in Maine. This wish, while simple, had enormous impact on both Ruth and her daughter.