The Issue: Young Boy with Heart Condition
Paul is an 8-year-old boy who recently received a heart transplant and has spent a significant portion of his life in hospitals. He wished to visit Disney World with his family so he could meet the characters from his favorite film, Toy Story.
The Campaign: Funding Theme-Park Passes for Paul
If this Grassroots campaign raises $430, then Wishes & More can fund a week's worth of passes to Orlando theme parks for Paul. With these tickets, Paul, his parents, and his three siblings can go to Disney World, Universal Studios, and SeaWorld in Florida, where they can seek out his favorite characters and create lasting happy memories during the weeklong trip. Each additional $10 raised will go toward granting another child’s wish.
Wishes & More
Wishes & More fulfills the wishes of youth up to age 19 who have a terminal or life-threatening illness to help bring joy into lives that have become burdened with fear and trauma. Wishes can range from items, such as nursery equipment or new cars, to once-in-a-lifetime experiences, including a trip to South Africa for the FIFA World Cup, a family ski vacation, and the chance to meet a personal hero, be it Garfield cartoonist Jim Davis or Jackie Chan. Wishes & More also provides $1,000 memorial-fund grants to the parents of children who did not live to experience their wish and $1,000 Scholarship of Hope grants to fund young people's transition to higher education following a terminal diagnosis and recovery.
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