10-year-old Donates Birthday $ to Make-A-Wish®

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Thursday April 19, 2012

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.”—Vincent Van Gogh

Recently, South Burlington resident Kacey Eustis turned 10. With her parent’s encouragement she decided to ask her friends, in lieu of gifts, to make a donation to the charity of her choice instead of having her friends give her gifts. She collected $100 from her friends and her family graciously matched the donation making it $200. Kacey chose Make-A-Wish® Vermont.

“I hope a child can enjoy this money for their wish,” Kacey stated.

She is one of several kids throughout Vermont who have chosen to give to other children to help spread the magic of a wish come true to children throughout the state.

“We are honored and overwhelmed by Kacey’s amazing generosity; she is an inspiration to us,” expressed the Make-A-Wish® staff.
Make-A-Wish grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Since their inception, in 1989, Make-A-Wish Vermont has granted every eligible Vermont child’s wish. That is 584 wishes, with the average wish cost being $11,600. This year, Make-A-Wish®, is on a record-breaking path to grant 50 wishes. This would not be possible without the support of people like Kacey. From a corporate donation to someone donating their time, every single act of kindness is of equal and essential importance.

For more information about Make-A-Wish® Vermont or how you can help please visit, www.vermont.wish.org, or call 864-9393.

SOURCE: Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Vermont