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Help grant wishes for kids like Joe!
Make-A-Wish® is able to Share the Power of a Wish® thanks to the support of generous individual donors. Your contribution, no matter the amount, will make an immediate, direct and substantial impact in a child's life during a time of great need.
Thanks to the generosity of donors like you, Joe's wish to go to LEGOLAND® came true!
Joe, an eight year old boy, who was diagnosed with lymphoid leukemia, has a vivid imagination! With his LEGOS® he has a created magical worlds that are a source of comfort during challenging times, where he can a hero. When Make-A-Wish South Carolina asked him what his one true wish was, he quickly replied, "I wish to go to LEGOLAND!"
So, away to San Diego Joe and his family flew. Joe was greeted like a celebrity at the airport with a sign and candy. That was just the beginning! Joe spent his trip swimming in the hotel pool, seeing all kinds of LEGO sculptures, trading figures, and playing in the LEGO pit. His main highlight though was meeting one of the master builders at the LEGOLAND California Resort. Joe and the master builder each constructed a LEGO replica of Joe. One of the figures Joe took home and the other was placed in one of the LEGOLAND cities.
To Joe, the week went by in a flash, but the memories he has he'll keep for a lifetime. Joe had a week where he remembered feeling like a healthy, happy boy who lived his dream far away from a world of hospitals and doctor visits. Now back at home, Joe has his keepsakes of a StarWars LEGO set, a LEGOLAND t-shirt, and LEGO mug, because they inspire him to relieve his days as a wish kid. Days where he felt like anything was possible.
Together, we have shared the gift of hope with Joe and other kids like him. While the future is uncertain, Joe's hope is renewed by the memories of the time spent with his family in LEGOLAND, he can relive this moment every time he looks at his keepsakes.
This year, we will grant nearly 165 wishes to kids like Joe. Thank you for making it possible for us to grant the wishes of these courageous dreamers.
Bill Tiller, President and CEO