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1400th Wish Kid Welcomed Home After Swimming With the Dolphins


November 07, 2012



Syracuse, N.Y.AngelMake-A-Wish® Central New York will grant its 1400th wish to 12-year-old wish kid Angel.  A huge celebration will take place at the Syracuse Hancock International Airport to welcome Angel and his family home from his trip.  Join us on November 19th at 6:15 p.m.

(JetBlue flight #664) at the security gate on level two.

Make-A-Wish Central New York will be celebrating on behalf of Angel and the 1400 wishes they have granted to children with life-threatening medical conditions. Wish granters, wish kid ambassadors, volunteers, and staff will welcome Angel and his family home from his wish to swim with Dolphins at Discovery Cove in Orlando.

 “We are so excited to welcome Angel and his family home from what is sure to be an amazing wish.  AngelIt is just one more way we celebrate the magic that a wish brings,” said CEO Diane Kuppermann, “and we’re thrilled to say that he is one of the now 1,400 children who have been able to experience the power of a wish here in 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 1400 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.

For more information on Make-A-Wish and to learn how you can become involved call (315) 475-WISH (9474) or (800) 846-WISH (9474) or email: Visit us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Dyana Smolen
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5005 Campuswood Drive
East Syracuse, NY  13057

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Make-A-Wish® Central New York
5005 Campuswood Drive
East Syracuse, NY 13057
(315) 475-9474
Toll Free (800) 846-9474