Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central New York
December 1, 2006
Dear Mr. Lewis
I would like to thank you for your generous donation of the completion of Phillip's bedroom. We are truly grateful for your assistance in making Phillip's wish a truly magical experience.
Because of people like you, more than 975 wishes have been fulfilled since our inception in 1985. Sixty-two wonderful wishes were fulfilled during our 2005-2006 fiscal year and we anticipate that more than 70 wishes will be granted this year. For a child with a life-threatening illness, a wish experience can give back what the illness sometimes takes away. Hope. Strength. Joy. The wonderful memories that are created for wish kids and their families have a ripple effect, touching many more lives in our community. We are inspired by both the courage and spirit of the children we serve and by the dedication and commitment of so many individuals who give freely of themselves to make wishes come true.
On behalf of the entire Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central New York and most especially the children we serve, thank you for helping us preserve the legacy of Chris Greicius whose one wish...to be a police officer...started it all. Chris never fathomed that his dream would some day serve as the inspiration for the largest wish granting organization in the world. Through generosity together we enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy by providing an answer to one simple question..." If you could have one wish, what would it be?"
---B.M. ~Holland Patent, NY