A Trip to Paris and Future Wishes

In 2007, MISO selected Make-A-Wish as our corporate charity with the hopes that our contributions could help brighten the day of children with life-threatening medical conditions and their families. Since then, MISO employees have donated over $1M, granting more than 125 wishes.

Our relationship with Make-A-Wish grows year after year.  We meet our Wish Kids and hear their stories. We share tears and laughter. On special occasions, we invite members of our own staff to speak about their personal experiences and what Make-A-Wish means to them.

We recently hosted two special guests; Lauren Weghorst, Director of Development for Make-A-Wish IN/OH/KY who received a Wish when she was 16, and Lydia, 9, who is anxiously waiting for her Wish to go to Paris. It’s been on her bucket list forever.  They shared with us how our generous donations provide a healing spirit and bring joy to children that will impact them for the rest of their lives.  Lauren, now a mother with three children of her own, still remembers her wish and the impact it had on her.  This is why we continue to donate to Make-A-Wish year after year and invite others to join us in supporting this cause.

We invite you to learn more about our future recipients and their pending wishes.

Braxton, a fun and energetic 6-year-old’s one wish is to go to Legoland to make more fun memories with his family. Braxton suffers from Cystic Fibrosis and recently underwent a liver transplant. This has not stopped him from swinging on his swing set, playing in the sandbox, or loving his Legos. This trip could give Braxton and his family a much needed break from his normal medical routines.
Isaac is a caring 16-year-old who loves to get involved with his youth group to do mission trips and outreach in his community. He is battling Refractory Epilepsy, which are seizures that cannot be controlled with medicine. Isaac’s dream is to go to Hawaii. Among the many reasons to go, he says he wants to visit Pearl Harbor and go deep sea fishing. This vacation can give Isaac and his family an adventure of a life time and the ability opportunity to escape his daily medial routines.
Elin loves cheerleading, going on play dates with friends and Disney Princesses. Friends and family called this loving 5-year-old a go-getter and lover of life. Elin is battling Beta Thalassemia Major, which is a genetic blood disorder that doesn’t allow the body to make enough hemoglobin. Elin’s wish is to go to Walt Disney World® so that she can meet all the princesses and go to Animal Kingdom. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for Elin and her family.
Kassidy is a 17-year-old passionate about all things art. She loves music and plans to attend beauty school this year through a program at her high school. Kassidy is battling Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, which is a cancer in part of the immune system but despite this, she remains a happy teen. Her dream is to go on a Hawaiian Cruise. One thing that she loves is to travel and she wants to be able to share this experience with her family. This cruise is an opportunity for Kassidy and her family to escape her difficult medical routines and to go on an adventure of a lifetime.

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