Courtesy, Make-A-Wish Wyoming

Make-A-Wish Seeks Frequent Flier Miles

Jazmine’s Make-A-Wish(r) adventure to Hawaii was the trip of a lifetime. She loved swimming with the dolphins, feeding giraffes at the zoo, and learning how to surf. For a young lady battling cancer this trip was a much needed chance to relax and enjoy life with her mom and little sister.

Help make wishes like Jazmine’s come true by donating unused frequent flier miles to Make-A-Wish Wyoming.  A statewide campaign to raise 1 million miles during the month of April will help grant the wishes of Wyoming kids battling life-threatening medical conditions.  If Make-A-Wish Wyoming receives 1 million donated miles during April the chapter will receive a 500,000 mileage match.

More than 70 percent of wishes granted by Make-A-Wish Wyoming require air travel, making it the largest expense of the chapter’s annual wish budget.  Miles may be donated online through the Wishes in Flight(r) Program anytime at wyoming.wish.org.  Miles from Delta, United, and US Airways are accepted.  Once the miles are donated they never expire and 100 percent of the donated miles stay in Wyoming. A minimum donation of 1,000 miles is required and donors must know exactly how many miles they would like to donate.

For more information, contact Morgan Legerski, Make-A-Wish Wyoming CEO, at 307.234.9474.

Make-A-Wish(r) grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true can have positive impacts on the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illnesses, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. With the help of generous donors and nearly 60 volunteers, Make-A-Wish Wyoming grants over 30 wishes each year. It has granted more than 400 wishes since its inception in 1985, including 31 wishes this past year. Visit wyoming.wish.org to learn more.