Make-A-Wish remains near and dear to our Advantage RN hearts. We have employees volunteering and raising money for the SW Ohio chapter of the organization which has granted over 11,000 wishes. We were also fortunate to attend their annual Gala on March 2 held at Cincinnati Music Hall. What an inspiring event – a silent auction, a live auction (where Sydney, a labradoodle from Australia fetched a $25,000 donation!), and plenty of heartwarming stories from recent recipients. We learned first hand from one spunky Make-A-Wish beneficiary with an incurable skin disease and cochlear implant about his granted wish to FL where he experienced the (simulated) weighlessness of an astronaut. We watched in tears as another child – this one with cancer – was granted her wish to meet her favorite princess at Disneyworld. Sharing these up close and personal experiences only reinforced our commitment to this organization which truly makes once-in-a-lifetime dreams come true for these oh-so-worthy children.
Advantage RN Make-A-Wish attendees included (l-to-r) Rick M, Susan, Chas, Susie, Dawn and Kristin. Marianne, Shary, Alison and Matt also attended and Rick B worked as a volunteer at the Gala.
To learn more about Make-A Wish visit http://wish.org.