A wish, when granted, can transport a critically ill person from depression to hope.
On April 29th, Make-A-Wish chapters and affiliates will celebrate what they call “World Wish Day”.
The local chapter of Make-A-Wish hopes by telling the stories of their “alumni”, people will respond to help them raise the average of $4,400 it takes to grant one sick child a wish.
“Make-A-Wish granted my wish to become a West Virginia Mountaineer basketball player,” said Make-A-Wish recipient Nick Wince.
“We want to make sure that people know that Make-A-Wish should actually be a part of that child’s treatment plan,” explained Jackie Auten, the Regional Director of Make-A-With West Virginia. ” Because they go through so much, from doctor’s visits, to missing school, to chemotherapy treatments.”
Auten also said the local chapter of Make-A-Wish has fulfilled more than 19,000 wishes, making them one of the most active chapters in the nation.
If you’d like to donate or learn more, visit greaterpawv.wish.org.