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Cayuga County Teen’s Wish to Visit Hollywood Comes True


July 30, 2015

Weedsport, N.Y.—Sydney Walewski loves fashion. She also loves to dance, sing, and shop.Sydney Walewski When the 15-year-old Weedsport resident connected with Make-A-Wish® for her one true wish, her choice was no surprise. Sydney was headed to Hollywood!

Sydney and her family recently traveled to California for an unforgettable week that included a tour of Hollywood, cruising Sunset Boulevard, shopping on Rodeo Drive, and dinner at Sur, a 5-star restaurant in Beverly Hills. Sydney’s California dream trip concluded with a tour of Universal Studios.

Make-A-Wish® Central New York is dedicated to granting the special wishes of children like Sydney, who are between the ages of 2 ½ and 18 and living with a life-threatening medical condition.Sydney Walewski

Since its inception in 1985, Make-A-Wish Central New York has granted nearly 1,600 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 support future wishes, visit or call (315) 475-WISH (9474).

Photo Captions:
1. Wish Kid Sydney Walewski, of Weedsport, celebrates on her wish trip to Hollywood, Calif.
2. Fifteen year old Wish Kid Sydney Walewski - 2nd from left – is pictured with her family on her recent wish trip to Hollywood, Calif.

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