CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Five-year-old Noah, of Dingess, W.Va., recently returned from his most heartfelt wish as he traveled to the happiest place on earth, Walt Disney World®. Noah, who is diagnosed with leukemia, received his wish on behalf of Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
Along with his family, Noah stayed at Give Kids the World Village, a fairy tale resort for kids just like Noah that features a gingerbread house restaurant, Ice Cream Palace and the Castle of Miracles. Throughout his trip, Noah had the chance to visit multiple theme parks, including Disney theme parks like Magic Kingdom® and Epcot® as well as SeaWorld and Universal Studios.
Wishes like Noah’s cannot take shape without one crucial, first step: a wish referral. Be the start of a wish-come-true today by referring a child who is between the ages of 2 ½ and 18 and has a life-threatening medical condition.
For additional information on Noah’s wish or how to refer a child, please contact Regional Manager Jo Beth Smith at 304.342.9474.
The most common misconception about Make-A-Wish is that it only provides wishes for dying children. To the contrary, Make-A-Wish fulfills wishes for children living with life-threatening medical conditions and believes that a wish experience fills its families with hope, strength and joy.
Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia is a non-profit organization that grants wishes to children, aged 2 ½ to 18, with life-threatening medical conditions. Currently, the local chapter is one of the most active in the country, having fulfilled more than 17,000 wishes.
For more information, please call Make-A-Wish at (800) 664- 9474 or visit its Web site at wv.wish.org.