Peggy Ann Zeigler

Hermitage



On behalf of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, I would like to thank everyone who helped with our Santa Brunch to benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation of Western Pennsylvania.

There is a misconception about children receiving a wish. Many people think a child must be terminally ill to qualify but that is not the case at all.

More than 80 percent of the children granted a wish grow up to lead productive lives and have children of their own. Wishes are granted to children up to the age of 18 who have a “life threatening” illness or medical condition.

There is a screening process and all wishes must be approved by their physician. Make-A-Wish gives a child hope for the future that they can go anywhere they would dream of, be anyone they want to be or meet anyone they dream about.

I have been a Make-A-Wish volunteer for several years and the sparkle in the child’s eyes and the smile on their face when their wish is granted cannot be described but it makes your heart warm up and skip a beat.

Thanks to the local businesses and professionals who sponsored raffle baskets and for their contributions to the raffle.

The average “wish” costs $6,000 but what a small price to put a smile on the face of a child!

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