Return to mobile version

Waffles and Wishes 2017

Waffles and Wishes 2017 News Header

On April 26, 2017, wish families, locals of the Erie community and Make-A-Wish partners were able to experience the power of a wish firsthand when LaVar and his mother arrived at the event. Thirteen-year-old LaVar, who is diagnosed with an uncontrolled seizure disorder, had no idea that his wish to meet his favorite Youtube star Casey Cooper, was about to come true.

After the event, LaVar and his family were whisked away to the airport, ready to meet LaVar's idol.

Last year, this wonderful event raised more than $30,000 towards granting wishes to local children with life-threatening medical conditions.  


  • LaVar and his mom Tonya with Waffles & Wishes Presenting Sponsor Nick Scott, Jr. of Scott Enterprises.

  • LaVar and is mom Tonya, being interviewed by the local news at the event.

  • Pictured here are wish kids LaVar, Conor, Faith and Karinne. In the back are Representatives from Trusted Choice Doug Loesel, Bob LaFaro, CJ Kanash, Jonathan Chase and Dustyn Risner.

  • Inside the Ambassador Banquet & Conference Center for this year's Waffles & Wishes breakfast.

  • Wish kid Roman waves to the crowd at Waffles & Wishes.

  • Make-A-Wish Erie Senior Director Jan Stork takes the podium at the event.

  • Wish kid Faith and her mom talk about their wish experience.

  • LaVar waiting outside of the limo.

  • LaVar and his family ready to head to the airport.

Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia, Inc.
The Gulf Tower
707 Grant Street, 37th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219-1938
(412) 471-9474
Toll Free (800) 676-9474
Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia, Southern West Virginia Office
888 Oakwood Rd
Oakwood Center, Suite 330
Charleston, WV 25314
(304) 342-9474
Toll Free (800) 664-9474
Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia, Northern West Virginia Office
913 Canyon Road
Morgantown, WV 26508
(304) 292-5600
Toll Free (888) 808-9474
Menu