Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Iowa Grants 2,500th Wish PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jamie Rasko   
Tuesday, 06 March 2012 07:47

(Des Moines, IA - Feb. 28, 2012) - Wishes to Walt Disney World® Resort may be the most typical wish for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, but there was nothing commonplace about Elizabeth's wish. The six-year-old from Underwood, Iowa wished to go to the Disney Theme Park to meet Belle, Cinderella, Tinkerbell and Rapunzel, and when her wish was fulfilled, Elizabeth became the 2,500th child to receive a wish in the state of Iowa.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Iowa grants the wishes of children living with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. A wish come true helps children feel stronger and more willing and able to battle their life-threatening medical conditions. For many wish children and their families, it marks a turning point in their fight against their illnesses.

The Iowa Chapter grants approximately one wish every other day and 82 cents of every dollar donated goes directly toward wishes. Examples of some of our wishes include to have a room redo, to meet a sports or movie celebrity, to be a dolphin trainer, and to go places like the Super Bowl or, like Elizabeth, to Walt Disney World® Resort.

In 2012, the Iowa Chapter is celebrating its 25th Anniversary and 2,500 wishes granted to Iowa's children living with life-threatening medical conditions.

In Summary

  • Elizabeth’s wish to go to Walt Disney World® Resort and meet the Disney princesses was the 2,500th wish granted in Iowa.
  • This year, the Iowa Chapter is celebrating its 25th Anniversary of granting the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
  • The Iowa Chapter grants a wish every other day and 82 cents of every dollar raised is devoted to granting wishes.

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About the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Iowa
The Make-A-Wish Foundation was founded in 1980 and the Iowa Chapter was established in 1987 after granting the wish of a young Iowa man who wanted to meet David Copperfield.  The Iowa Chapter grants a wish every other day and devotes 82 cents of each dollar raised to wish granting. For more information, visit www.iowa.wish.org and discover how you can share the power of a wish®.

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