It has become an annual event at Logan High School: Make-a-Wish week and this year it will be held beginning Tuesday, Feb 20th through Friday the 23rd. On KVNU’s For the People program on Tuesday, three studentbody officers were the guests: Piper Christian, Angel Cardena and student body president Xavier Hay. Piper talked a little about the Make-a-Wish organization.
“The Make-a-Wish foundation is designed to provide really meaningful experiences for children with life-threatening medical conditions. In the past we helped Aden go to Lego Land.”
“And what they have found is that when kids have some kind of distraction from the hardship that they’re going through with a medical condition, this can really help them through that experience, and can be a really good bonding experience for the family when they’re going through something so challenging,” she explained.
The three students just met their ‘Make-a-Wish Kid’ who will be the beneficiary of this year’s event – four-year old River who is suffering from leukemia. Angel talked about how the high school got involved in this.
“This was a tradition. After SBO (student body officer) elections we (went) to a leadership conference in Dixie, I think it was about two years ago our president Matthew Fife. We went to Dixie with the class of 2015, if I’m right. They were talking about Make-a-Wish (and) how it can impact kids’ lives and how we can fundraise for that,” said Angel.
There will be events throughout the week. According to Piper, the best one for the community to support will be a Charity Basketball game between the Logan Hi- Lo’s and Cheerleaders. That will be held Wednesday night at 7 p.m. in the girls gym.
It is free admission but donations are encouraged and prizes will be given away from local businesses. Their fundraising goal is $7,500 and the average cost of a granted wish is $5,000.
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