DARTMOUTH, NS, May 31, 2013 /CNW/ - What would you wish for if you
resided on an island of 20 and you are living with a life threatening
illness? The answer according to Children's wish child Jenna Conrad is
to wish for something to keep you connected with your friends and
family on the mainland.
Diagnosed with Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD) in 2007, 17-year-old
Jenna was given the opportunity by The Children's Wish Foundation of
Canada to wish for her most heartfelt wish.
Jenna is the only child to live on the Little Tancook Island, Nova
Scotia so to stay in touch with friends she decided to ask for an
"Everything Apple" wish as what better way to stay connected in this
day and age then with some of the latest technology from Apple.
"I have seen a variety of wishes over the years but I found Jenna's to
be quite special," comments Nova Scotia Chapter Director, Cheryl
Matthews. "She may be a quiet young lady from a small island, but she
is full of life and very close to her family and friends. A wish to
stay connected to the people you love is a true heartfelt wish."
Jenna stopped by the Halifax Apple store and picked up a new iPad,
MacBook Pro, iPhone, iPod and accessories on Wednesday, May 29, 2013
The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada
Each year, thousands of Canadian children between the ages of 3 and 17
are diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. Since 1984, The
Children's Wish Foundation of Canada has worked tirelessly to grant
exceptional wishes to 16,000 children and their families.
This year, the Foundation expects to grant 1,000 new wishes and is proud
to have never refused a wish to an eligible child, and with the help of
volunteers and generous donors, is able to grant nearly three wishes
every day. Each wish is an individual adventure, carefully structured
to meet the needs of a particular child and family. The Foundation is a
grassroots charity with chapters in every province and territory. Visit
www.childrenswish.ca for more information.
Image with caption: "Wish Child Jenna Conrad with her Everything Apple wish from Children's Wish (CNW Group/The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130531_C4039_PHOTO_EN_27354.jpg
SOURCE: The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada
For further information:
Cheryl Matthews- Chapter Director
105 - 238 Brownlow Ave.
902 492 0025 (Direct line)