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May 14, 2017

A Wish Mom's Message for Mother's Day

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In honor of Mother’s Day, we would like to share with you a testimonial from one of our wish moms, Colleen. Colleen and her husband are the proud parents of six children, one daughter and five sons living in Moon Township, PA.
David Side GraphicHer sons, Nathan and David, are both wish kids and had their wishes granted in 2015. Nathan was 17 years old at the time of his wish and diagnosed with a rare brain malformation. His one true wish was for a ‘Man Cave’. His brother, David was eight years old at the time of his wish and he was diagnosed with a cardiac condition. David’s wish-come-true was to go to the Walt Disney World® Resort.  Since their wishes, Colleen and her family found a new sense of joy. 

“As a mother, there is no greater pain for me than that experienced by any of my children. I spent hours, weeks and years praying for the dread, pain and anxiety to leave the faces of my two boys. I would give anything to allow them to live without the diseases that make them vulnerable. The wishes granted to our family through Make-A-Wish®, allowed my husband and I to see true, unfiltered happiness in every one of our children. And for a short time, we were able to put all the painful memories away and just live in the moment, together, as a family.”

- Colleen, Wish Mom

Today, Nathan is 19 years old and attending college, while his brother David is nine years old and still looks back on his special wish trip.   

On behalf of Make-A-Wish, 

Happy Mother’s Day! 

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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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