Mari Barnard, 15, was greeted by stormtroopers and other Star Wars characters in her backyard Tuesday
LISBON, Maine — 15-year-old Mari Barnard recently spent many months dealing with treatments in her battle against Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
Those treatments kept the creative mind from expressing herself through art, so on Tuesday through Make-A-Wish Maine, Mari was surprised with her own Star Wars-themed creative space.
On the one-year anniversary of being cancer-free, Barnard was escorted in a limo to her house and walked into her backyard to find authentic licensed Star Wars characters including stormtroopers from the 501st Legion.
Mari told NEWS CENTER Maine that while she was undergoing those treatments, she wasn’t able to draw or think about much. But now, with her new Star Wars space, she’ll be able to get back to doing the kind of art that she loves.