DARTMOUTH, NS, March 28, 2012 /CNW/ - The happiness of granted wishes will always shine through the darkness of a life threatening disease; The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada helps them sparkle.
For families who watch their children grapple with life threatening illnesses like leukemia, cystic fibrosis and brain tumours, their only concern is to see their little girl or boy smile again; that's where Children's Wish comes in.
So far this year, a total of 16 wishes have been granted all over Nova Scotia by Children's Wish, ranging from a rejuvenating family cruise to an action-packed Disney vacation. Jennifer from Edwardsville, Dylan from Dartmouth, Andrew from Cambridge and Hannah from Porter's Lake are just a few of the many wish children who have recently felt the magic of a wish.
In a life filled with doctors' appointments, treatments and anxiety, Children's Wish gives a family the rare opportunity to share love, happiness and peace.
The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada
Each year, thousands of Canadian children between the ages of three 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 18,000 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.
For further information:
To schedule an interview with a local wish family, please contact:
Director, The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Chapter
email: [email protected]