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Andrew's wish transforms a community

Andrew wished to be a U.S. Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer.

“ He wished to be a rescue swimmer. You made it happen. ”

“Wishes are important because a lot of kids with critical illnesses don't get to experience life the way other people do.

For them to know that you care about them and are willing to spend time to make things happen for them really motivates them. It breaks the monotony of therapy, doctors and hospitals and gets them out in the world.

Andrew has a lot coming up in his life. He's going to have quite the fight. With his wish, we're hoping this will give him a reason to fight. For that, we thank you.”

—Stephanie, Andrew's mom

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