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Jul 30, 2015

Wish Kids in the Limelight

Emma in Clearwater, FL
Throughout the summer, quite a few of our wish kids have been the stars of their hometown newspapers, where their courageous and heartwarming stories are told to the local community.

Here are some sunshine-filled, summertime stories that we hope you’ll love just as much as we do.

Emma’s Beach-time Bliss
Three-year-old Emma spent her wish trip soaking up the sun in Clearwater, FL. Emma’s dream destination has always been the beach because she is fascinated with the ocean. Throughout her stay, wave after wave washed Emma’s worries away, sending her back home to Princeton, WV, with newfound hope and happiness. Read more about Emma’s beach vacation in the Princeton Times.

Rocco’s Dolphin Days
In his free time, six-year-old Rocco, from McDonald, PA, loves to go swimming, especially with his family. When it came time to choose his wish-come-true, Rocco wanted to combine his favorite hobby with something he had never done before. In no time, Rocco knew exactly what his wish would be: to go swimming with dolphins at Discovery Cove in Orlando, FL. Check out an article about Rocco’s adventures in the Observer-Reporter.

Sophia’s Playset Party
A local of North East, PA, 10-year-old Sophia wished to have a playset, but not just an ordinary playset. Because of Sophia’s medical condition, it’s not always safe for her to enjoy the outdoors. But not to fear! Her new playset comes equipped with extra special safety features that enable her to play outside without a worry in the world. To learn more about Sophia’s playtime paradise, visit the North East News-Journal.

Emma, Rocco & Sophia - Wish Kids in the News

Here at Make-A-Wish®, we are so grateful for the stories published throughout our chapter’s region. When our wish kids’ experiences are shared with the local community, our hope is that the power of a wish becomes clear.  

A wish is more than just a trip to Florida or receiving a new playset, but rather, it truly has a lasting impact on a child’s outlook on life during some really difficult and distressful times. Wishes give hope. They give happiness. They give life. That’s why we grant wishes. And that’s why wishes matter.

Want to read more articles about Make-A-Wish? Check out our “In the News & Blogs” section, where you’ll find articles about various wish kids and events in the Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia region.

About this Blog

This blog brings Make-A-Wish Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia to you -- sharing first-person stories of the Make-A-Wish experience and the impact of a wish from the perspectives of wish families, volunteers and staff. This blog highlights wishes come true and the special people in Pennsylvania and West Virginia that help create life-changing experiences for every eligible child.

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