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At the age of 15, William “BJ” Evans’ wish came true; a trip to the 1993 Masters Tournament. BJ was very active in high school and played several sports including football and golf. Even after he was diagnosed with bone cancer and endured transfusions and chemotherapy, he continued to be active. Golf had always had a special place in BJ’s heart, and he considered it his favorite sport. With the help of Make-A-Wish Central New York, BJ and his family were able to attend the prestigious tournament in Augusta, Georgia. While there, BJ was able to meet a few of his heroes such as Fred Couples, Mark McCumber, Greg Norman, and Payne Stewart. He was even able to have dinner with Duffy Waldorf and his family! Today, BJ is married and has two children. He and his wife, Catherine, own pizzerias in the Utica area and are constantly finding ways to help grant wishes for other wish kids. BJ says, “Make-A-Wish Central New York stepped in and granted a wish that changed not only my life but gave me hope and a will to fight.” It was the power of a wish that gave BJ the hope and joy he needed to continue the fight. Where there’s a wish, there’s a way. #WishWednesday
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