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Christian’s Going Away Party at Gettysburg College

  • Wish kid Christian and his parents are welcomed for a big surprise.

  • The sisters of Chi Omega get the party started by welcoming Christian and his family.

  • Wish kid Christian and his parents on stage.

  • Chi Omega sisters, students and volunteers join in on the fun at the photo booth.

  • Christian with mom and dad at the photo booth.

  • Christian enjoying the party with Chi Omega sisters at "The Attic".

  • Minions bowling was a hit at the party.

  • Wish kid Christian playing with some of the students on campus.

  • A big thank you to Gettysburg College and the sisters of Chi Omega for throwing this amazing party for wish kid Christian.

  • Christian on his wish trip at the Walt Disney World® Resort on Dec. 14, 2015.

Back in December 2015, six-year-old Christian, of Hanover, PA, was granted his wish to visit the Walt Disney World® Resort. When Chi Omega President, Kelsey DeRaffele, and her fellow sister, Caitlin Fay, learned that Christian would soon leave for his magical trip, they enlisted their Chi Omega sisters to throw Christian an unforgettable going away party. 

The private party, held at the school’s student nightclub “The Attic,” featured streamers, balloons and a funny photo booth. Christian especially enjoyed playing at the “Minions” bowling lane, as well as the other fun game stations that were created and ran by volunteers and Chi Omega members.

Christian was smiling from ear-to-ear that day and will never forget his epic send-off. Our chapter would like to thank the sisters of Chi Omega and volunteers who helped make this party possible.

(Photos courtesy of Francis Arbogast.)

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