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Harley, 9, optic glioma, I wish to see the Northern Lights
Harley, 9, optic glioma, I wish to see the Northern Lights
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Taffy Nelson
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26 percent of goal achieved.
$1,300.00 raised
$5,000.00 goal

Dear Friends and Family,



This year, I’m raising $5,000 to help grant wishes and bring hope, strength and joy to the kids of Central & South Texas by giving you the opportunity to give a gift that makes a difference.  Thank you to those who attended the Make A Wish Moment at our home.  It was fun to see the enthusiasm for Make A Wish and the families we serve.  I have enjoyed making wishes happen, both with money and time.  Several of you asked for more information.  This website should answer many of your questions.  If not, please reach out to me any time.   

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Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas has the opportunity to grant 40 extra wishes this year with our help. So when planning your end-of-year giving, please consider giving a gift that changes a life.

Your donation will help make a lasting impact for kids facing life-threatening medical conditions…kids like Harley.

Harley's story
Harley's diagnosis of optic glioma at age 5
 came with challenges that seemed impossible to overcome. He knew that he would lose his sight and, before that happened, he wanted to see the Northern Lights and experience snow. He saw the lights and so much more. He met with the preeminent Aurora Borealis scholar, Dr. Brown, took a dogsled tour, frolicked at an international ice-sculpture championship where they drank from ice martini glasses... and he played in "deep" snow. Now age 17, Harley has inspired many by achieving far more than do many people who can see; he is looking forward to studying nanotechnology at U.C. Berkeley. His parents have said, "the wish experience continues to inspire and bring us strength as we continue Harley's treatments." The family annually raises money for charity with an ice-skating party at the Barton Creek Country Club Holiday Lights & Ice event.

What is the true power of a wish?  It is a child who can dream big and look forward to it coming true; a donor, whose financial support makes possible the healing power of hope and joy; a community that stands together to do whatever it takes to grant a wish like Harley's – a wish that continues to provide strength to him and his family…then, now, and forever.

Please help by contributing any amount you can - $50, $100, $200 or even more. Every dollar you donate can help Make-A-Wish kids renew their courage and find a turning point in their lives.

Thank you for your support!

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