January 17, 2012
Rock for Wishes
Thank you for helping give Wisconsin children with life-threatening medical conditions hope, strength and joy. We are so grateful for your ongoing support of Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Wisconsin through your annual Rock for Wishes fundraising event. It is such an exciting all ages concert event! We are thrilled to present you with gold stars for your generous support in helping to make Quenten’s, Jacob’s and Mara’s wishes come true.
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Wisconsin has been working with caring individuals like you, businesses and community groups all over the state since 1984 to help children and their families during one of the most challenging times of life. More than 4,200 wish families have experienced the power of a wish, resulting for many in a turning point in their fight against their illnesses.
“The wish was the light at the end of the tunnel,” said wish child Andrew’s mom after his wish to go to Atlantis in the Bahamas. “It gave us hope and a distraction to help time pass quicker. Wishes really do come true!”
More than 400 Wisconsin children like Andrew will be diagnosed this year with a life-threatening medical condition, and there are currently more than 250 wishes in progress throughout Wisconsin. Thanks to you, more children like these will discover the power of a wish come true. Edward wishes to go to the Milwaukee Brewers Spring Training, while Kalyn wishes to go to Nickelodeon Resort. Tyler wishes to meet Aaron Rodgers and Colin wishes to go to Sesame Street. Megan wishes to have a service dog and Bryce, Joseph and Nora wish to go to Walt Disney World® Resort.
A wish improves a child’s state of mind replacing fear with happiness and helping he or she feel like a normal kid again. “Words cannot express our thanks and gratitude,” said Avery’s mom after Avery’s wish to have a fairy playroom came true. “Her wish is more than we could have ever imagined!” On behalf of wish families like Avery’s, our Board of Directors and Staff of Make-A-Wish Foundation of Wisconsin, we thank YOU for your heartfelt commitment to the Make-A-Wish® mission.
Quenten is an outgoing 9-year-old boy from Green Bay who suffers from a brain tumor. He loves to play video games, put together puzzles and go fishing. He looks up to his brothers and adores his dog Annie. His special wish is to go on a Best Buy shopping spree. Thanks to your generous support we will be granting his wish very soon!
Quenten’s wish day will begin with a limousine ride. He, along with his family and wish granters, will be escorted in style to Best Buy. He will have five hours to spend his rather large stipend! The dedicated staff at Best Buy always goes out of their way to make shopping spree wishes extra special. They will even provide a personal shopper to answer any questions Quenten might have and to help in picking out the things best-suited to his interests. Quenten’s day will end with lunch at his favorite restaurant before he goes home to open, set up and play with all of his new electronics.
Thank you for helping to make Quenten’s special wish come true and for providing him with a renewed sense of hope, strength and joy. It will be a day that he and his family will never forget, thanks to your generosity!