Media Advisory - Four year-old Hantsport Boy to receive his Toys r Us Shopping Wish!

DARTMOUTH, NS, Jan. 8, 2016 /CNW/ - The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Chapter, along with the team at Toys r Us will be granting Serj his wish to go toy shopping.

Serj was diagnosed with a midline posterior fossa brain tumor with hydrocephalus this year. "When we found out it, there was nothing we could do as parents; we were along for this terrifying ride. His sickness came on quite hard and fast despite the tumor having potentially been growing since he was born. Serj is so excited to be able to share his wish with his twin brother Kurt." Mom says.


Friday January 15th at 2:00pm


Toys r Us 15 Gale Terrace #1H, Dartmouth, NS B3B 0C5


Wish child, Serj; his mother, Andrea; his father, Dean; Brother, Team at  Toys r Us; Children's Wish Coordinator, Jacob Rafuse, Windsor Area Subchapter Coordinator Paul Burgess

The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada is the largest all Canadian wish granting charity dedicated to granting wishes to Canadian children between the ages of 3 and 17 who are diagnosed with a life-threatening illness.  For more than 30 years, Children's Wish has worked tirelessly to grant heartfelt wishes to more than 23,000 children and their families.

This year, the Children's Wish Foundation of Canada expects to grant over 1,000 new wishes across the country with the help of volunteers and generous donors; that is approximately three wishes each and every day, all year long.  In Nova Scotia we have granted almost 1100 wishes so far and have 96 wishes being worked on at this moment to be enjoyed.  Each wish is the child's most heartfelt wish, and carefully structured to meet the particular needs of the child and their family.

Already this year, we are experiencing unprecedented increases of wish referrals through our strong medical community relationships for our wishes granted to children with life-threatening illnesses. Now more than ever, we are encouraging Canadians to donate and support The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada to help us continue to grant the next most heartfelt wish. Children's Wish is a national charity with chapters in every province and territory. Visit for more information and to donate.

SOURCE The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada

Image with caption: "Four year-old Hantsport Boy to receive his Toys r Us Shopping Wish! (CNW Group/The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada)". Image available at:

For further information: Jacob Rafuse, Wish Coordinator, Phone: (902)-492-1113, Mobile: (902) 499-8421, Email: or Cheryl Matthews, Chapter Director, Phone: (902) 492-0025, Mobile (902)492-9474, Email:


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