Emilson, is a typical 11-year-old boy from Houston who enjoys chocolate cake, and playing soccer and video games. Diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia of B-cell type, our #GivingTuesday $10K donation sponsored his wish of a Hawaiian and Island Tour for him and his family. Through the foundation and with the help of our US staff, we're pleased to contribute a gift of hope, creating treasured memories for a child battling a critical illness.
Mark Eddings and Cori Novy from our Houston team visited the Make-A-Wish office to meet with Emilson and his family as they shared stories and pictures from their trip which included helicopter and submarine rides.
“Your generous support of Make-A-Wish is crucial to our wish-granting efforts and brings us closer to giving every eligible child a wish experience that leads to improved physical and emotional health and some of the best days of their lives.” – Amanda Mewborn, Sr. Director of Development, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Texas Gulf Coast & Louisiana Chapter.