99.7 The Fox and Make A Wish of Central and Western Carolina have teamed up for “A Summer Of Wishes FUNdraising Challenge” and we need YOUR help! This summer, bring hope to waiting wish kids and celebrate the impact of wishes that our local community have helped grant.
Meet 99.7 The Fox Wish Kid, Noah! Wish kid Noah is a happy, active six-year-old from Statesville with chronic ventilator dependence. Noah *loves* being outside! You can find him jetting around on his tractor, playing outside with his cars, fishing, or roasting s’mores. Besides being outdoors, Noah enjoys playing with his dogs Buddy and Holly, eating at Olive Garden, and snacking on some ice cream or mac n’ cheese. Noah’s favorite place in the world is the beach! Noah has a very rare disorder that causes difficulty breathing, among other medical ailments. Every week, he goes through extensive treatments with multiple hospital visits and doctors’ appointments. Due to his treatment and all the medical devices Noah needs, there are restrictions on air travel, which make it more difficult for him to get to his favorite place. So, Noah knew exactly what to wish for—A camper! Combined with his love for the outdoors and the flexibility and accommodation a camper would provide, this was the perfect wish for Noah and his family. Now, they can all travel to Noah’s favorite place, as they can tote his medical equipment with them easily. Noah was overjoyed at the sight of his very own camper, and we are so excited for all the places that Noah will be able to explore with his new ‘vehicle’! Noah’s camper became a safe space for him and his family. A place far away from the constant hospital visits and doctors’ appointments. His camper is a place where Noah can simply be a kid again. Wishes provide hope and joy to not just wish kids – but to families and communities. This summer, wishes need you.
Because of the generosity of you and countless others in Charlotte and the Carolinas, Noah has had his wish granted which changed his life forever. Now, let’s strive to bring more wishes to life because a wish is something that creates hope, not only for the wish kid, but also for his or her family – at a time when they need it most. Make A Wish of Central and Western Carolina is currently on track to granting more wishes this year than last, but for many reasons, the cost of an average wish has grown to approximately $7,500. Join us today to grant a life-changing summer to 23 wish kids in waiting. Wishes need you! You can change their lives now!