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Three Boys, Three Wishes

  • Wish Brothers with some of their favorite characters Buzz & Woody at Disney World

  • Andrew at Best Buy with all of his purchases

  • Family's transportation for the day for Andrew's Shopping Spree wish

  • Andrew at Toys "R" Us with shopping carts full of toys

  • Disney World!

  • Driving the train at Give Kids the World Village

  • Hanging out with Goofy and Pluto at Disney World

  • It was Christmas in May at Give Kids the World Village

  • Swinging and playing at Tyler's Rainbow Play System wish party

  • Tyler on his new slide

  • Family visiting their Adopt-A-Wish partner in New Effington for their Country Tractor Run event with our president & CEO, Paul Krueger

“ Make-A-Wish put the sparkle back in the eyes of my boys. ”

- Wish Mom Lisa

Adopted By: Country Tractor Run

Meet Andrew, Jacob and Tyler of Sisseton. Three active boys all diagnosed with the same life-threatening medical condition known as Wiscott-Aldrich Syndrome. The disease requires endless trips to Fargo for treatment, so providing hope, strength and joy through Make-A-Wish® was a welcome relief for the entire family.

Over the last several months Make-A-Wish® South Dakota granted each of them their own very special wish.

Wish Kid AndrewAndrew, 6, wished for a shopping spree in Sioux Falls.  His wish came true in March when he and his family traveled aboard a limousine to Best Buy, Toys R’Us, RCC Western Store and the Empire Mall.  Andrew’s shopping list included a cowboy hat and boots and a blue bike (which he test drove in the Toys R’ Us store).  He and his family also enjoyed a fantastic lunch at Pizza Ranch and spent time swimming and playing at the hotel.

Wish Kid Jacob

Jacob, 3, wished to go to Walt Disney World, a trip that came true in May when he and his family, including his parents, Fred and Lisa, and brothers Andrew, Tyler and Dillon, departed Sioux Falls for Orlando.  Highlights of Jacob’s time in Florida included seeing the car stunt show at Hollywood Studios and meeting Buzz Light Year and Woody from Toy Story.  He also enjoyed riding the train at Give Kids The World Village, where the family stayed.  “The trip was fantastic for the whole family,” said Jacob’s mom Lisa.  “We could not ask for anything more.”

Wish Kid Tyler

Tyler, 5, wished for a Rainbow Play System.  His wish came true on Saturday, June 1, when he and his family enjoyed a wish party to celebrate his new backyard play area.  His favorite part of his wish was coming home from a doctor’s appointment to the surprise of the Rainbow Play System all set up and ready to play on!  

All three boys’ wishes were made possible by the generous support of the Country Tractor Run.  This annual event raises a significant amount of support for Make-A-Wish® South Dakota.  Organizers had the chance to meet all three boys several times, including having them as special guests at the Country Tractor Run in June.  

During the event, Lisa spoke about the impact of Make-A-Wish on her boys and family and said it best.  “Make-A-Wish put the sparkle back in the eyes of my boys.” she said.   “Thank you to everyone involved.”

Family visiting their Adopt-A-Wish partner in New Effington, SD for their Country Tractor Run event    

Thank you to everyone involved. ”

— Wish Mom Lisa

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