2020-21 Wish Your Way Utah

Star Sign for Wishes

George’s Wish for a Hedgehog,,,,,,,We went to Disneyworld instead

George is your mild mannered teenage boy. He likes computers and BMX. However, George has a secret identity not everyone knows about, Superhero.

You see in the summer of 2014 George, then 7, began complaining of stomach aches. The first trip to see a doctor ended in “it’s just a stomach bug”. Little did we know, three weeks later and a trip to see his primary doctor, George would be diagnosed with cancer.

Officially, Stage 3 Anaplastic Wilm’s Tumor (kidney cancer). The tumor had completely taken over his left kidney. After 9 months of chemo, 3 weeks of radiation and one less kidney, George rang the bell signaling the end of treatment and the end of cancer, for now.

Treatment was rough on us all, making the 600 mile round trip journey every few weeks and leaving his brother and sisters behind. Thankfully the doctors and nurses at Primary Children’s Medical Center do a great job at keeping your spirits high.

We were told early on in treatment that George would be able to receive a Make-A-Wish and quite honestly a wish was the last thing on our mind, we needed George to be better. Until one day, a nurse was showing George funny videos on YouTube, one of the videos just happened to be a hedgehog eating a burrito. Right then and there George exclaimed “that’s what I want for my wish, a hedgehog!”.

Fast forward a few months later and we came across a video of Give Kids the World in Kissimmee Florida, just a few miles from Disneyworld. George deserved the world and a new wish was born.

As a family we will cherish our Disneyworld trip forever. Oh, by the way, when we got home from Disneyworld, George got his hedgehog.

Currently, 10 St. George area kids are waiting for their wish to be granted. Wishes inspire hope for a better tomorrow. Wishes provide light to families thrust into darkness.


Together, we can be the reason a local child, like George, receives their wish. Some of the wish request your gifts will make a reality are requests for a play house, puppy, room makeover, and batting cage.


We are fundraising to make more wishes possible. Please help by donating today. Every dollar matters. 

Thank you for your support!

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Wish Your Way™ Fundraising
Fundraiser Captain:
Wish Your Way™ Fundraising
Fundraiser Captain:

GOAL REACHED!

Raised:

$110.00

Goal:

$10,000.00

Donors:

TOP TEAMS
Anonymous
$10
Travis Stafford
$100

Team Roster

GOAL REACHED!

Raised:

$110.00

Goal:

$10,000.00

*Gifts made through this fundraising campaign are a gift to the entire Make-A-Wish mission. The needs shown are symbolic of the common wish elements associated with each wish and are only representative of our many wish-granting activities. Gifts made will not actually be used to purchase the item or grant the wish described. All gifts will be pooled to meet the needs of Make-A-Wish.

Team Roster

DONORS

TOP TEAMS
Anonymous
$10
Travis Stafford
$100

2020-21 Wish Your Way Utah

Star Sign for Wishes

George’s Wish for a Hedgehog,,,,,,,We went to Disneyworld instead

George is your mild mannered teenage boy. He likes computers and BMX. However, George has a secret identity not everyone knows about, Superhero.

You see in the summer of 2014 George, then 7, began complaining of stomach aches. The first trip to see a doctor ended in “it’s just a stomach bug”. Little did we know, three weeks later and a trip to see his primary doctor, George would be diagnosed with cancer.

Officially, Stage 3 Anaplastic Wilm’s Tumor (kidney cancer). The tumor had completely taken over his left kidney. After 9 months of chemo, 3 weeks of radiation and one less kidney, George rang the bell signaling the end of treatment and the end of cancer, for now.

Treatment was rough on us all, making the 600 mile round trip journey every few weeks and leaving his brother and sisters behind. Thankfully the doctors and nurses at Primary Children’s Medical Center do a great job at keeping your spirits high.

We were told early on in treatment that George would be able to receive a Make-A-Wish and quite honestly a wish was the last thing on our mind, we needed George to be better. Until one day, a nurse was showing George funny videos on YouTube, one of the videos just happened to be a hedgehog eating a burrito. Right then and there George exclaimed “that’s what I want for my wish, a hedgehog!”.

Fast forward a few months later and we came across a video of Give Kids the World in Kissimmee Florida, just a few miles from Disneyworld. George deserved the world and a new wish was born.

As a family we will cherish our Disneyworld trip forever. Oh, by the way, when we got home from Disneyworld, George got his hedgehog.

Currently, 10 St. George area kids are waiting for their wish to be granted. Wishes inspire hope for a better tomorrow. Wishes provide light to families thrust into darkness.


Together, we can be the reason a local child, like George, receives their wish. Some of the wish request your gifts will make a reality are requests for a play house, puppy, room makeover, and batting cage.


We are fundraising to make more wishes possible. Please help by donating today. Every dollar matters. 

Thank you for your support!

View More