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Make-A-Wish® Foundation

Hi I'm Christie Matthews Program Director of 104.9 The Fox.

This year, the Triple FM Radio Group has joined forces with our media partner KAIT for the 9th Annual Have A Heart Radiothon for Make A Wish. This Friday, we'll be accepting your donations to grant the wishes of children with life threatening medical conditions who live right here in Northeast Arkansas.

The Make A Wish Foundation's mission reflects the life-changing impact that a Make-A-Wish® experience has on children, families, donors, sponsors and entire communities.

I found out first hand over 9 years ago when I met my first wish child... Hunter...from Paragould.  On that day I saw what Make A Wish could do. Hunter was just six years old and facing a very adult illness.

I asked Hunter, "what is your one true wish?"  He looked at me with his big blue eyes and said  if I tell you, it won't come true.  But with a little persuading, he said... I would wish to go to Disneyworld!

Once those magical words were spoken... Hunter's eyes were filled with excitement and anticipation. Because of Make A Wish, he had something to look forward to, something I feel helps motivate the healing process.

Hunter, his family and even his classmates were part of an unforgettable Make A Wish experience.  We call it " sharing the power of a wish" ...enriching not just the lives of the children and their families, but often entire communities.

We've seen that happen here in Northeast Arkansas. In the past 8 years over 150 children have had wishes granted. Some wish to go to Disneyworld, to have a new computer, go on a shopping spree, one child even became a real life superhero!   

Granting the one true wish of a sick child is an incredible feeling, one that everyone should experience at least once in their life. With your contribution this Friday, you too can share the POWER OF A WISH..... Consider That!

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