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Wishes Are More than Just a Nice Thing

Make-A-Wish11An average of every 37 minutes, Make-A-Wish® nationally grants a wish for some child with a life-threatening medical condition. The organization believes these wishes can be a “game-changer” for a child.

At Make-A-Wish®, “Wishes are more than just a nice thing”

A wish experience can be a game-changer for a child with a life-threatening medical condition.

This one belief guides us in everything we do at Make-A-Wish®. It inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve. It compels us to be creative in exceeding the expectations of every wish kid. It drives us to make our donated resources go as far as possible.

Most of all, it’s the founding principle of our vision to grant the wish of every eligible child.

Wishes are more than just a nice thing. And they are far more than gifts, or singular events in time. Wishes impact everyone involved – wish kids, volunteers, donors, sponsors, medical professionals and communities. The impact varies. For wish kids, just the act of making their wish come true can give them the courage to comply with their medical treatments. Parents might finally feel like they can be optimistic. And still others might realize all they have to offer the world through volunteer work or philanthropy.

Whatever the odds, whatever the obstacles … wishes find a way to make the world better.

“We grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.”

Making these wishes come true is no easy feat. Make-A-Wish® frequently coordinates with airlines, hotels, theme parks, police departments, government agencies, private businesses, even trade organizations and construction companies. This summer Cooper Roofing & Solar participated, through the Nevada Subcontractors Association (NSA), in granting a wish for one of Make-A-Wish® Southern Nevada’s wish kids.

A local family whose daughter suffers from a severe form of an extremely rare disease needed a new air conditioner.

On June 16, 2015 the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Nevada reached out to the Nevada Subcontractors Association. A family that lives here in Las Vegas had a very important wish that they were looking to have granted…The family has lived in their home for over 15 years, and although they had made efforts to repair the air conditioner, they were unable to get it to work… By Wednesday, June 24th, NSA Members Cooper Roofing & Solar and Sierra, LLC were at the home, removing the non-working AC unit, repairing the roof, and installing a brand new AC unit for the family.

A representative from Make-A-Wish stated that most wishes take four to six months before they can be granted. This one took less than 10 days.

Now the NSA is holding a fundraiser for Make-A-Wish® Southern Nevada to help make more wishes come true for more children who need them.

Please consider donating to this fundraiser and helping a make a child’s wish come true.

Through the holiday season, we will be featuring worthy charitable organizations that we support and assist. We will be highlighting the work they do in the community and urge you to remember them with contributions of your time, talent and treasure. Previous posts in this series can be found here and here.

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