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Pasco Boy to Celebrate 6th Birthday with Mickey Mouse over Halloween

Date

October 18, 2013

Location

Pasco, WA

WHO/WHAT:

Five-year-old Landon from Pasco is counting down the days until his wish trip to Disneyland®. Earlier this year, Landon was diagnosed with a life-threatening intestinal condition and given a five to ten percent chance of survival. At the time, Landon’s father promised him a trip to Disneyland. Today, Landon has beaten the odds and excited to celebrate his 6th birthday, which falls on Halloween, at Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland, thanks to Make-A-Wish® Washington. 

Landon’s two siblings, father, Dave, and his mother Sandy, who is battling a rare and terminal disease of the central nervous system, will celebrate with a send-off party at their house this Saturday before their October 28th flight to California.

WHEN/WHERE:

Landon’s home: 9607 Mustang Drive, Pasco 99301
Saturday, October 20th

  • 1 p.m. Landon’s wish celebration begins with pizza and his favorite treats.
  • 1:30 p.m. Landon and his twin brother are presented with costumes inspired by his favorite science fiction movie. More characters arrive and a duel of galactic proportions ensues. 

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 100 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/makeawishakwa or on Twitter @MakeAWishAKWA

CONTACTS:

Lindsay Schrupp
Make-A-Wish Washington
Before wish party: 206.588.8953
Day of wish: 530.383.2007
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Leslie Woodfill
Make-A-Wish Washington
Before wish party: 507.747.1418
Day of wish: 509.995.5433
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Press Contact

Jeannette Tarcha
Vice President, Communications & Marketing
811 1st Ave #620
Seattle, WA  98104

Phone : (206) 623-5338
Fax : (206) 623-5333
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