Wish them hope. Wish them strength. Wish them joy. I wish to extend my sincere thanks to you for your generous support of the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Oregon through GlobalGiving. Your gift will allow us to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions throughout Oregon and Clark County, Washington.
Because of your generosity, we hope to grant 180 wishes this year – wishes for kids like Lilly, of Portland, who was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. For her Make-A-Wish® experience, 10-year-old Lilly wanted to enjoy a trip at sea with her family on a Caribbean cruise so she could “have the time of MY life.”
Lilly and her family kicked off their vacation by boarding a limousine that whisked them off to the airport, where Lilly and her sister got to meet the plane’s captain and sit inside the cockpit before take off. During her nine-day cruise, Lilly took advantage of all that the ship offered, including swimming at the water park, playing miniature golf and attending the ice and dancing shows. All of these activities created pure childhood joy, and Lilly said this trip is one she will always remember and that we should change our name to the “Totally AWESOME Wish Foundation.”
As we continue another year of granting wishes in Oregon and Southwest Washington, your generosity, combined with the support of others, brings magic to the lives of local children like Lilly who are facing very grown-up illnesses. Thank you for helping us share the power of a wish® with every eligible child in our region.
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