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Pasco Girl to Have Texan Family Adventure thanks to Make-A-Wish® Washington and Local volunteers

Date

July 30, 2013

Location

Pasco, WA

Pasco girl with life-threatening medical condition to have Texan family adventure thanks to Make-A-Wish® Washington and local volunteers.

WHO/WHAT:

Six-year-old Katrina from Pasco is a sassy, pink and purple-loving girl with a vivacious attitude. But Katrina’s normal, happy childhood was put on hold after her diagnosis with Acute Lymphoid Leukemia in February, 2012. 

Since her diagnosis, Katrina’s travels have been limited to hospitals and the Ronald McDonald House for treatment. But, that is soon to change when Make-A-Wish Washington will grant her wish to go to Texas to visit family, see dolphins, experience a water park, and have a bonfire on the beach.  

WHEN/WHERE:

  • 1 p.m., Saturday, August 3rd
  • Chuck-E-Cheese
    (2610 N Columbia Center Blvd, Richland)

Katrina’s wish begins with a wish presentation at the local Chuck-E-Cheese. She will celebrate her wish with family and learn for the first time about the details of her trip.

HOW TO HELP:

Katrina’s wish was made possible by local wish-granting volunteers. Currently, there are more children in Tri-Cities awaiting their wishes than enough volunteers to grant them. To find out how you can become a wish-granting volunteer, sign up for our online volunteer training on August 6th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. by emailing Juli McClave at whyv@nxjn.jvfu.bet or visiting our website at akwa.wish.org.

About Make-A-Wish® Washington

Since our inception, Make-A-Wish Washington has granted nearly 900 wishes to local children in Eastern Washington with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. This year, the local chapter will grant about 120 wishes in Eastern Washington alone. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true can influence the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illnesses, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. For more information about Make-A-Wish Washington and how you can share the power of a wish® please call 800.304.9474, visit akwa.wish.org or connect with us at www.facebook.com/northwestwishes or on Twitter @MakeAWishAKWA.

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Contacts:

Angela Geiss
Make-A-Wish Washington
natryn@nxjn.jvfu.bet
509.258.2618

Lindsay Schrupp
Make-A-Wish Washington
yvaqfnl@nxjn.jvfu.bet
206.588.8953

Press Contact

Jeannette Tarcha
Vice President, Communications & Marketing
811 1st Ave #520
Seattle, WA  98104

Phone : (206) 623-5338
Fax : (206) 623-5333
wgnepun@nxjn.jvfu.bet

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