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Make-A-Wish Wyoming grants Avengers-inspired wish to Wyoming child

Payton’s photo courtesy Make a Wish of Wyoming

Casper, Wyoming – At Make-A-Wish Wyoming, movies and television are often at the very heart of a child’s wish. A wish can share joy at a time when it is needed most. For 17-year-old Peyton, superheroes had become a passion that she shared with her family members over the years. The characters in the movies that fought for the good in the world were an inspiration for her wish. 

This week, Make-A-Wish Wyoming granted 17-year-old Peyton’s wish to attend the “Avengers: Endgame” premiere in Los Angeles, California. Peyton has a seizure condition and through her battle has sought motivation and encouragement from the superheroes that she admires. They’ve reminded her that in the face of a critical illness, she can overcome all obstacles.

Peyton’s wish was brought to life when Marvel Studios arranged for her to attend the world premiere of “Avengers: Endgame.” There she spoke with and met the actors from the movies, past and present. Peyton has always loved what the character Captain America stands for, in particular, explained Peyton’s mother Lisa. When diagnosed, Peyton leaned on the strength and perseverance of the character during her difficult moments. The opportunity to attend the premiere gave Peyton a moment to tell her heroes how incredibly important the character has become in her fight, shared Lisa.

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In Casper, WyoMovies will be generously donating $5 of every Avengers novelty popcorn tin sold during the movie’s opening weekend at Studio City Mesa and Studio City Stadium Cinema in support of future Wyoming wishes.

About Make-A-Wish Wyoming

Make-A-Wish Wyoming grants the wishes of children with critical illnesses across the state. To be eligible for a wish, a child must be between the ages of 2 ½ and 18 years old and have a critical illness defined as life-threatening at the time of referral. Since 1985, Make-A-Wish Wyoming has brought the hope, strength and joy of a wish to more than 590 local children and is currently working to grant 50 wishes in progress across the state. For more information about the Wyoming chapter and how you can be involved in local wishes, please call 888.WYO.WISH or visit www.wyoming.wish.org.