Wishing to Stay Connected - Children's Wish grants Everything Apple Wish

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.
Dartmouth, NS
B3B 2B4
902 492 0025 (Direct line)

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