SYRACUSE, N.Y.– Make-A-Wish® Central New York has granted a very special SURPRISE wish to Will, 3½, of Ilion, N.Y. Will, diagnosed with Leukemia, will be granted his wish to have a hockey rink in his own backyard.
The year-round hockey rink with synthetic ice will be installed in Will’s backyard on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 216 South Avenue, Ilion, N.Y. beginning at 11 a.m. It will be a perfect time for pre-party photographs. The party/wish reveal will take place on World Wish Day®, Sunday, April 29, at Will’s home at 216 South Avenue, Ilion, N.Y. at 1 p.m. It will be a very fun and exciting time for wish kid Will!
A special thank you goes to Sport Resource Group from Minneapolis, Minn. and Global Synthetic Ice from Clearwater, Fla. for their generous discount of rink materials.
“This is an awesome wish! Will loves hockey so much and his wish will go on and on since he will be able to use the rink year-round,” said Diane Kuppermann, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish® Central New York.
Incorporated in 1985, 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 1,300 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 Central New York 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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