A Rockville Centre boy’s wish comes true

February 11, 2011

A Rockville Centre boy’s wish comes true

LI Herald | February 10, 2011

Rockville Centre resident Dylan Cuevas, 7, who has spinal muscular atrophy, used his Make-A-Wish to meet President Barack Obama last year, telling him about the disease and raising awareness of it. With his parents Debbie and Ron Cuevas, sister Heather and grandfather John Martin, Dylan was greeted by the president in the West Wing Hall outside the Oval Office on May 25. The family also met with Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Carolyn McCarthy during their visit to Washington, D.C.

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Sisters become ‘princesses’ at Disney World

December 24, 2010

Sisters become ‘princesses’ at Disney World

Herald Times Reporter | December 24, 2010 | By Suzanne Weiss

MANITOWOC — Sarah and Madison Wright are back in the land of ice and snow.

But the Manitowoc sisters have warm memories of their recent Make-A-Wish Foundation trip to Disney World and other attractions in Orlando, Fla., where they were treated like princesses.

Accompanied by their parents, Melissa and Ron Wright, and five private-duty nurses, the girls left Manitowoc on Dec. 5 and returned Tuesday. A story in the Herald Times Reporter on Dec. 6 detailed how the foundation granted the wishes of Sarah, 12, and Madison, 6, who have spinal muscular atrophy, a genetic disease in which muscle control and movement progressively weaken.

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Hunter and Thayne’s Wish: Indiana Jones Ride at Disneyworld

December 22, 2010

Hunter and Thayne’s Wish: Indiana Jones Ride at Disneyworld

KPVI News 6 | December 22, 2010

Our Season of Wishes series continues with the finale involving a pair of two local twins and their race cars. Pool therapy is their favorite as gravity is one of their worst enemies.

Out of the pool on this day, Hunter and Thayne are busy making a Christmas present for their mother.

Jessica, Hunter and Thayne’s Mother: “They used to follow me down the hallway and roll underneath me, right behind me. They were fast.”

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They’ll make memories, too

December 8, 2010

They’ll make memories, too

The Daily Item | December 8, 2010 | By Evamarie Socha

Toys will not be a problem at the 2010 Wish Kids holiday party in Milton this weekend.

“There are tons of games and so, so much stuff,” party coordinator Kerry Tilford said, “my house looks like Santa’s toy factory.”

The toys take over her Turbotville home until Saturday, when they’ll go to the Make A Wish kids who, with their families, will gather at 1 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Church to have fun and reminisce about their granted wishes.

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Make-A-Wish fulfills Manitowoc sisters’ dream

December 6, 2010

Make-A-Wish fulfills Manitowoc sisters’ dream

Herald Times | December 7, 2010 | By Sarah Kloepping

MANITOWOC – Sarah and Madison Wright dreamed of becoming princesses.

Through the Make-A-Wish Foundation, an organization that gives terminally ill children something they’ve always wanted, their wish to go to Disney World is being granted.

With about 20 friends and family members waving farewell Sunday, 12-year-old Sarah and 6-year-old Madison left Manitowoc for Florida to spend two weeks being treated like royalty.

Joining them are their parents, Ron and Melissa; 15-year-old sister, Hailey; 17-year-old Mercedez Hinds-Faust, who legally became part of the family this year; and five private-duty nurses – Roxanne Markham, Bonnie Sell, Kathryn Endries, Donna Whitehead and James Tobin.

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Disney Dream Comes True For Disabled Maghull Youngster

November 24, 2010

Disney Dream Comes True For Disabled Maghull Youngster

Champion Newspapers | November 24, 2010 | By David Raven

A brave Maghull youngster who suffers from a life threatening illness was treated to a once-in-a-lifetime dream trip to Disney World.

Five-year-old Ryan Noble met his cartoon heroes as he joined 24 other children on the enchanting trip to Florida.

The brave youngster suffers from a degenerative muscle wasting condition. He was diagnosed at just two-years-old with Spinal Muscular Atrophy.

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Kids Wish Network Grants Louisiana Boy’s Only Wish to Visit Disney World

November 19, 2010

Kids Wish Network Grants Louisiana Boy’s Only Wish to Visit Disney World

Press Release | November 18, 2010

A boy suffering from spinal muscular atrophy has his wish to visit the Florida theme parks granted through national children’s charity Kids Wish Network.