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Dream Room Makeover SURPRISE Wish Comes True


March 21, 2012


Syracuse, NY

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Make-A-Wish® Central New York will grant a very special SURPRISE wish to K’nai, 9, K'naiof Syracuse, N.Y. K’nai, diagnosed with sickle cell anemia, will be granted her wish to have a bedroom makeover that would be a dream to any girl her age. She shares a room with her younger sister and they both agree on their love for princesses and the color pink.

K’nai’s wish is sponsored by UnitedHealthcare and will be revealed on Wednesday, March 21st at 5:00PM. Local interior designer Roseann Smith, along with services and donations from China Towne, Lee Cooper, Onondaga Flooring and Sherwin Williams on Erie Boulevard, Syracuse, will transform her room into a pink princess palace.

“We are thrilled to make K’nai’s wish come true. We hope transforming her room into a palace will make her feel like a princess every day,” said Diane Kuppermann, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish Central New York.

Incorporated in 1985, the 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 Central New York has granted over 1300 Wishes since its inception. In granting a favorite wish, the Foundation strives to provide the wish child and family with extra-special memories of joy and laughter. A wish offers 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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