NJ “Make-a-Wish” Child Donates His Wish to Less Fortunate

14 Feb

The 7-year-old boy asked that money be donated to St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in Paterson so less fortunate children could be treated.

Officials with the Make-A-Wish Foundation say a New Jersey child has turned down a chance to have a dream fulfilled because he would rather help sick children whose families are struggling to pay their medical bills.

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The organization grants wishes to critically ill children, such as arranging trips to Disney World.

And when the 7-year-old Morris County boy — who has a genetic blood disorder — was approached about his wish, he asked that money be donated to St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in Paterson so less fortunate children could be treated.

Make-A-Wish has donated $2,500 in the boy’s name to start a hospital fund.

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Foundation spokeswoman Lindsey Pritzlaff says the boy’s family wants him to remain anonymous, so he can learn the importance of doing good deeds without being praised.

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http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Make-a-Wish-Child-Donation-Paterson-Hospital-Cancer-Gift-139208913.html

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