Make-A-Wish Wyoming grants 26 wishes in 2019, supporting kids and families (PHOTOS) - Casper, WY Oil City News
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Make-A-Wish Wyoming grants 26 wishes in 2019, supporting kids and families (PHOTOS)

Oliver, 4, has leukemia. “I wish to meet superheroes.” (Make-A-Wish Wyoming, Facebook)

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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Hunter, 17, has lymphoma. “I wish to meet the Green Bay Packers.” (Make-A-Wish Wyoming, Facebook)

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:

Albert, 5, has cancer. “I wish to go to Disney World.” (Make-A-Wish Wyoming, Facebook)
Alex, 17, has cancer. “I wish to go to Italy.” (Make-A-Wish Wyoming, Facebook)
Alison, 3, has a heart condition. “I wish to see dolphins.” (Make-A-Wish Wyoming, Facebook)
Brycen, 3, liver transplant. “I wish to meet Mickey Mouse.” (Make-A-Wish Wyoming, Facebook)
Caleigh, 5, has a heart condition. “I wish to meet princesses.” (Make-A-Wish Wyoming, Facebook)
Ella, 4, has a genetic disorder. “I wish to have a camper- trailer.” (Make-A-Wish Wyoming, Facebook)
Ella, 10, has leukemia. “I wish to stay in an overwater hut.” (Make-A-Wish Wyoming, Facebook)
Emmie, 4, has cancer. “I wish to have a bedroom makeover.” (Make-A-Wish Wyoming, Facebook)
Ethan, 17, has cystic fibrosis. “I wish to meet the Denver Broncos.” (Make-A-Wish Wyoming, Facebook)
Ethan, 18, has cancer. “I wish to restore my ’69 Mustang.” (Make-A-Wish Wyoming, Facebook)
Hayden, 6, has a blood disorder. “I wish to have a camper- trailer.” (Make-A-Wish Wyoming, Facebook)
Hunter, 6, has cancer. “I wish to swim with dolphins.” (Make-A-Wish Wyoming, Facebook)
Jaydon, 18, has end-stage kidney disease. “I wish to go to Hawaii.” (Make-A-Wish Wyoming, Facebook)
Kaileb, 8, has cystic fibrosis. “I wish to swim with dolphins.” (Make-A-Wish Wyoming, Facebook)
Kobee, 16, has Huntington’s disease. “I wish to go to Legoland.” (Make-A-Wish Wyoming, Facebook)
Makaia, 14, has a genetic disorder. “I wish to have a playhouse gazebo.” (Make-A-Wish Wyoming, Facebook)
Matthew, 14, has an autoimmune disorder. “I wish to go to Disney World.” (Make-A-Wish Wyoming, Facebook)
Noel, 4, bone marrow transplant. “I wish to go to Harry Potter World.” (Make-A-Wish Wyoming, Facebook)
Peyton, 17, has a seizure disorder. “I wish to attend the Avengeres: Endgame premiere.” (Make-A-Wish Wyoming, Facebook)
EJ, 18, has cancer. “I wish to go to Normandy.” (Make-A-Wish Wyoming, Facebook)

“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.

People can refer children who they think should receive wishes online.

“Our chapter currently has 54 wishes in progress right now across the state of Wyoming,” VonHofe says.

Here are Make-A-Wish Wyoming’s wishes in progress: