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OPL art exhibit to feature work of Madison County ‘wish kid’


January 19, 2016

ONEIDA, N.Y.—She’s only nine-years-old but Oneida artist Isabelle Storey already has her first exhibit in the works, thanks to a pair of Make-A-Wish® wish granting volunteers.

Isabelle has a life-threatening medical condition that recently qualified her for a wish through Make-A-Wish® Central New York. When her wish granting volunteers met with her to determine her “one true wish,” Isabelle considered having her art exhibited. Ultimately, however, she decided on a trip to Hawaii. As a wish enhancement, Isabelle’s wish granters reached out to the Oneida Public Library to arrange a display of her work.

The community can view Isabelle’s creations and learn more about Make-A-Wish Central New York at the library, located at 220 Broad Street in Oneida, from Jan. 25 through Feb. 5. The display will be located in the library's Meeting Room. Visit the library's web site for directions: www.midyorklib/oneida.

Make-A-Wish Central New York is a nonprofit organization dedicated to granting the special wishes of children between the ages of 2½ and 18 who are living with life-threatening medical conditions. Since its inception in 1985, Make-A-Wish has granted more than 1,600 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.

For more information, visit or call (315)475-WISH (9474).


 OPL art exhibit Caption: Nine-year-old Oneida resident Isabelle Storey (left) recently found out her wish to go to Hawaii is coming true. A wish announcement party was held at Oneida Public Library in December. Isabelle’s art work will be on display at the library later this month. Pictured with Isabelle are her brother Xavier (front) and her wish granting volunteers Debbie Bender (center) and Marilyn Sanson (right).

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