St. Cloud (August 3, 2012) – Many children with life-threatening medical conditions will miss spending time with their families and friends. Many will simply miss being a kid. Wish kid, Madilyn of Big Lake will get the chance to forget the obstacles of battling cystic fibrosis when her wish comes true today, August 3, 2012. Madilyn’s wish is part of an educational weeklong event hosted by Make-A-Wish® Minnesota.
Five-year-old Madilyn, loves playing at the park to use the slide and swing. Inspired by her love for the playground, Madilyn’s heartfelt wish is to have her very own new play set. Madilyn will receive a huge surprise when she returns home at 3 pm today to find her play set in her backyard! Construction for the play set will kick off at 7:30 a.m. at her home in Big Lake with a wish party set for 4 p.m. to celebrate Madilyn’s special wish day. Madilyn looks forward to swinging, sliding and climbing on her new play exploring adventurous possibilities and enjoy endless hours of fun.
Madilyn’s wish is part of the national partnership with Jewelers for Children (JFC). JFC has raised over $8 million for the Make-A-Wish® America, helping to grant nearly 1,300 wishes in the U.S. since its inception. In FY2012, JFC will donate $500,000 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation through the Wish A State program, which will grant wishes for all Make-A-Wish® chapters in 2012. The Minnesota/North Dakota Jewelers Association is the state association as part of the Wish A State program.
Founded in 1982, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Minnesota has granted more than 3,800 wishes to children across the state. The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. It is the largest wish-granting charity in the world, with 65 chapters in the United States and its territories. For more information about the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Minnesota, visit www.mn.wish.org or call (612) 767-WISH (9474) and discover how you can share the power of a wish®.