Syracuse, N.Y. –Local Wish Kid, Brennen, was surprised with the unveiling of his very own Bad Boy Buggy on February 27, at the Bass Pro Shop in Auburn, NY. He thought he was only going to look at the buggies, but Make-A-Wish® Central New York and Bass Pro Shop staff presented him with one to take home.
“Brennen was shocked beyond belief”, said Olivia Colabufo, Program Manager for Make-A-Wish Central New York. She added, “the look on his face said it all.”
Brennen is 11 years old and has Duchene’s Muscular Dystrophy. He loves outdoor activities with his family and friends and his new Bad Boy Buggy will enable him to continue his adventures in a whole new way.
Make-A-Wish Central New York, Inc. is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to granting special wishes to children between the ages of 2-1/2 and 18 who are living with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Make-A-Wish has granted more than 1400 Wishes since its inception in 1985. In granting a favorite wish, Make-A-Wish strives to provide the wish child and family with extra-special memories of joy and laughter. Wishes offer a welcome respite - a time for nothing, but fun!
Make-A-Wish continues to “bring the magic of a wish” to special Central New York kids because of the generous support of the central New York community both individuals and corporations throughout the fifteen county region it serves. The counties being served are: Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Otsego, St. Lawrence, Tioga and Tompkins.
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