OGDENSBURG, N.Y.—In January, five-year old Wish Kid Grant Carter, of Ogdensburg, experienced a wish-come-true.
Grant and his family traveled to Orlando, Fla. where they spent a week visiting Walt Disney World® and other theme parks. The family stayed at Give Kids The World, a 70-acre resort specifically designed for children with special needs.
Grant has rhabdomyosarcoma, a cancer of the connective tissue. The trip allowed him and his family to temporarily forget about treatment and enjoy a week with some of his favorite Disney® characters. Grant also got to visit Universal Studios, where his family said he lit up when introduced to Spider-Man®. During his week in Orlando, Grant also got to visit SeaWorld.
“We all had the time of our lives,” said Jennifer Kerr, Grant’s mother. “Grant loved everything.”
Make-A-Wish® Central New York is a nonprofit dedicated to granting the special wishes of children, between the ages of 2 ½ and 18, who are living with life-threatening medical conditions. Since its inception in 1985, Make-A-Wish Central New York has granted more than 1,500 wishes and strives to provide the wish child and family with extra-special memories of joy and laughter.
Make-A-Wish® continues to share the power of a wish® thanks to the generous support of business and individuals 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.
To learn how to refer a child, to volunteer, or to make a donation, visit www.cny.wish.org. For general information, call (315) 475-WISH (9474) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Five-year-old Wish Kid Grant Carter, of Ogdensburg, is all smiles as he rides a horse at Give Kids The World Resort in Orlando, Fla.