The Make-A-Wish Foundation®
35 Wishes Granted and Growing!
Our Famous Family is proud to have been making wishes come
true since 2004!
We’re ecstatic to have granted 35 children’s
wishes and raised over $209,000 to
date for Make-A-Wish®.
|Makarleigh is an active 10 year-old who loves when she gets the chance to play outside. While outside, you will find her on her scooter or going up and down the sidewalk on her roller skates. Makarleigh is always on the lookout for her next adventure.
Makarleigh was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis which is a life-threatening disorder that damages her lungs and digestive system. This disorder causes Makarleigh to experience pain, coughing, as well as shortness of breath. Makarleigh does her best to not let this get in the way of her playing any chance she gets.
When it was time for Makarleigh to meet with her wish granting volunteers, she knew that she wanted to go to a place where she could play and be a kid. What better place to do that than at Walt Disney World? While on her wish, Makarleigh will be staying at the Disney Polynesian Resort since she made it clear she did not want to stay at a “baby hotel.” Makarleigh is most excited about having the chance to play in the parks with her family.
|Betty-June is a sweet 7 year-old girl with a hematological condition, loves to be outside. She is most playful and carefree when she is flying through the air on the swings, rushing to the ground on a slide, or splashing around in the water. Betty-June’s favorite place to play is in her friend’s swimming pool, and she wished for her very own pool that she could use whenever she wanted. Thanks to Make-A-Wish, Betty-June’s dreams of splashing in the pool all day have become a reality.
In the weeks leading up to her wish, Betty-June couldn’t stop talking about her pool. She asked her parents every day to go swimming, and they promised that in a few short weeks she would be able to swim whenever she wanted to. The day her swimming pool was set up, Betty-June was bursting with excitement. She lit up just as brightly as the sparkling water, and as she reached her hand in to splash she was eager to jump in and play! Betty-June was swimming in her very own pool later that afternoon, giggling with joy.
To passers-by, Betty-June’s backyard looks like many others, with a nice green lawn, a swing set, and a swimming pool. But to Betty-June, her backyard is the best place in the whole world. Her new swimming pool is her favorite place to be, where she can laugh and splash with her family under the summer sun. Now instead of going to her friend’s pool, Betty-June invites her friend over to swim in her pool. With help from Make-A-Wish, this backyard is a paradise to one amazing little girl who will spend some of her happiest afternoons just steps from her own back door.
||Xavier is a four year old with big dreams. When Wish-Granting Volunteers met with him he said he wanted to meet Superman. When asked why, he said, “I am Superman!” Other than being a fan of Superman, Xavier loves to swim and play basketball. If he is not being active, he likes to watch Toy Story or eat hot dogs. Of all of the animals in the world, Xavier’s favorites are sharks and whales.
Xavier was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma at a very young age. Neuroblastoma is a very common form of childhood cancer that develops from immature nerve cells found in various parts of the body. This diagnosis has not stopped Xavier from being the fun loving kid that we know him to be.
This August, Xavier and his family are going to Walt Disney World where he can meet all of Disney’s characters and ride all of the rides that he wants. Just imagine the excitement that Xavier will feel when he and his family take off for an adventure filled with magic, memories and, of course, fun!
Each year, we host many events to help sponsor Wishes.
- Famous Expo Showcases
- Famous Enterprises Golf Outing
- J.F. Good Golf Outing
- Pittsburgh Plumbing, Heating & Industrial Golf Outing
Granting the simple wish of a child with a life-threatening medical condition—that’s the basic idea which has inspired us to come
together with Luxaire for a great cause.
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