Media Advisory - Children's Wish grants more than 10 wishes in Nova Scotia in May



    HALIFAX, May 28 /CNW/ -

    
    WHAT:  The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada has granted more than 18
           wishes since April to children in Nova Scotia who have been
           diagnosed with a high-risk illness. These wishes range from a
           personal computer or a home theatre system, to travel or a meeting
           with a celebrity.

    WHO:   Some of the children that were granted wishes include:

           Laura from Amherst who had a Heart Transplant
           Haley from Aylesford who has Wilms Tumour
           Kyler from Barrington who has Congenital Heart disease
           Laura from Bedford who has Metachromatic Leukodystrophy
           Rebecca from Eskasoni who has Fallot Pulmonary Atresia
           Adam from Halifax who has Spina Bifida
           Logan from Kingston who has Wilms Tumour
           Julia from Hammond's Plains who has Anaplastic Large Cell
            Lymphomia
           Janel from Lower Sackville who has Lupus
           Kelsey from Lunenburg who has Brain Tumour
           Destiny from New Glasgow has Congenital Heart Disease
           MacKenzie from New Minas who has severe Hemophilia
           Melanie from Dartmouth who has Synovial Sarcoma
           Joel from Pictou who had a Kidney Transplant
           Christina from Richmond County who has Acute Lymphoblastic
            Leukemia
           Spencer from Stellarton who has Congenital Heart Disease
           Nicole from Stillwater Laker who has Tubersclerosis with Tumours
           Hayes from Sydney who has been diagnosed with Pulmonary Atresia

    To get information and to speak with these wish families, please contact
    Cheryl Matthews at 902 492-0025.
    

    BACKGROUND:

    Established in 1984, The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada is a
national non-profit organization dedicated to fulfilling a favourite wish for
children diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses. Since its inception,
Children's Wish has granted more than 15,000 wishes for children and their
families and fulfills approximately 900 wishes annually -- each being an
individual adventure, carefully structured to meet the needs of that
particular child. For information on The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada,
log onto www.childrenswish.ca.





For further information:

For further information: Cheryl Matthews, The Children's Wish Foundation
of Canada - Nova Scotia Chapter, o: (902) 492-0025, c: (902) 229-9474, e:
cheryl.matthews@childrenwish.ca or George James, Communications Director, The
Children's Wish Foundation of Canada, o: (905) 839-4566, ext. 240, c: (416)
402-3783, e: george.james@childrenswish.ca


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