CASPER, Wyo. — Make-A-Wish Wyoming granted 26 wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses in 2019.
“In the last year, wish children and their families across the state have experienced the power that a wish can have on an entire community,” Wish & Communications Coordinator Jenna VonHofe said on Wednesday, Dec. 18. “This year, our chapter celebrated an important milestone when the 600th Wyoming wish was granted in September.”
“Hunter’s wish to meet the Green Bay Packers became the 600th Wyoming wish to be granted in the state since our founding in 1985.”
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Make-A-Wish Wyoming helps children between 2.5 and 18 years old realize a wish or dream they have.
“In a national survey, 89 percent of surveyed health care professionals told Make-A-Wish they believe the wish experience can influence kids’ physical health, while 97 percent of surveyed families said they saw improvements in their child’s emotional health,” VonHofe added.
Make-A-Wish Wyoming shared photos of some of the wishes they granted this year:
“We continue to be thankful for the imagination of wish kids, the strength of wish families, and the kindness of donors and volunteers who continue to rally behind a wish,” VonHofe said.