Granted Summer 2018
Ranger is a talented hockey player. Headaches curtailed his playing time, so he chose to seek help from his doctor. To everyone’s surprise and devastation, he was diagnosed with a brain tumor! Since then he suffered through surgery, radiation and chemotherapy treatments, but did not let their effects stop him from continuing to play hockey. Imagine how his family worried each time he stepped onto the rink!
When he is not on the ice, Ranger enjoys reading Calvin & Hobbs, doing puzzles, building with Legos, and playing video games. Among his food passions are Trix cereal, Lexie’s burgers, and Extra Toasty Cheez-its. As a true New Englander, he is a fan of the Red Sox and the Patriots.
Thanks to you Ranger and his family were able to have the time of their lives at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida.
Granted Summer 2018
When the Wish Granters visited twelve year old Cameron they discovered that he enjoys sculpting with clay, building with Legos, and drawing, when not at school. He also enjoys spending time with his family. He has a nine year old brother, Logan, and an Alaskan Malamute named Athena. His favorite place to go on vacation is to Cape Neddick, Maine, where his great aunt and uncle have a camp.
At age 3 Cameron was diagnosed with Type 1 (Juvenile) Diabetes. This is a chronic, auto immune condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin. Cameron uses an insulin to help manage his diabetes. In 2017 he was diagnosed with Childhood Onset Absence Epilepsy (also known as petite mal (seizures). Currently his seizures are well-controlled with daily medication. Recently a build-up of fluid on the brain, causing intense, frequent headaches, required him to undergo more surgery, which has been successful so far.
Cameron’s wish granters visited him and he shared that he and his brother have always dreamed of one day going to Disney World. They knew this dream was not financially possible for their family. Thanks to everyone who supported the Coppal House Farm Sunflower Festival in the summer of 2018, Cameron's Wish of going to Disney World came true! He absolutely loved the Expedition Everest at Animal Kingdom and his favorite part was certainy the many tasty treats that Disney World had to offer!
The granting of Cameron’s Wish shows how different groups of people can work in concert to create magic for children facing critical illnesses.
Granted Summer 2017
Elizabeth is a 5 year old girl with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a type of cancer that causes the bone marrow to produce too many immature white blood cells. Elizabeth is enamored with Moana, the character from the Disney film. The Moana soundtrack is her favorite album and she even has all of the Moana figurines from the movie! When Elizabeth was offered her wish, it was no surprise she chose to meet Moana!
Elizabeth’s wish trip started with a Limo ride to the airport, where she and her family were then sent off to Hawaii for a 6 day excursion! Once they touched down, they were checked into the Aulani Disney Spa and Resort. On the resort, Elizabeth and her family had access to a host of amenities including pools, water slides, a surfing fishing and dancing party, a kids club, and much more!
All of these activities were a bonus for Elizabeth, whose favorite moment came when she finally had the opportunity to meet and dance with Moana! The ecstatic Elizabeth even got to wear a Moana themed outfit when they met! Elizabeth’s week of joy was spent with her sister and parents, a family experience they won’t soon forget!