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Make-A-Wish® Central New York sends Skaneateles boy to Hawaii


October 16, 2014


Skaneateles, N.Y.

Skaneateles, N.Y. — Nathaniel “Nate” Schreiner, of Skaneateles, recently experienced a wish come true.

Twelve-year-old Nate’s wish was to go to Hawaii. In September, he and his family made the trip and, for a week, got to snorkel, swim with dolphins, and visit a volcano. Nate’s father, Richard Schreiner, said the trip was an incredible experience.Nate's Hawaii Trip

“We had a great time as a family,” he said.

According to his dad, Nate enjoyed seeing the manta rays at night and swimming with dolphins. The staff was especially helpful, he said.

“When we were swimming with dolphins they took Nate ahead and made sure he was in the right position,” said Richard Schreiner. “They were great with Nate and made him feel so comfortable.”

Carrier Corporation was the Adopt-A-Wish sponsor paired with Nate during this wish experience. Adopt-A-Wish sponsorships are available to companies and individuals who invest $6,000 or more in the Make-A-Wish mission. For more information, call Make-A-Wish Central New York at (315) 475-WISH (9474).

Incorporated in 1985, Make-A-Wish® Central New York is dedicated to granting the special wishes of children between the ages of 2-1/2 and 18 who are living with life-threatening medical conditions. Since its inception, the organization has granted more than 1500 wishes throughout its 15-county region, which includes Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Otsego, St. Lawrence, Tioga and Tompkins counties.

Make-A-Wish is able to continue to share the power of a wish® thanks to the generous support of the community. For more information, call (800) 846-WISH, visit, or email

photo caption: Twelve-year-old Nate Schreiner, of Skaneateles, flashes “thumbs up” as he poses outside of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Make-A-Wish Central New York recently granted Nate’s wish, which was to go to Hawaii.

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Make-A-Wish® Central New York
5005 Campuswood Drive
East Syracuse, NY 13057
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