This whole situation keeps getting worse!
I want to make sure to say that I am Not Asking for a Boycott!
I just want to present this information to the public so that the question at hand can be answered fully. I still believe in the work that Make-A-Wish does for children and hope that they can continue to do so! But I feel that equal rights should be shared by all... not just by some! Rules and policies should apply to all people and all companies or none!
This is hurting more than just me! It is hurting the children that Make-A-Wish claims to support!
I recently lost my mother on November 7th, 2019, and this important issue kept coming up about Make-A-Wish.
My mother did not want a funeral or any calling hours. She did not want flowers or cards. She wanted a party to celebrate her life and to have donations sent to charity in her name.
When being asked what charities these donations should be made to, the question of why Make-A-Wish was not on the list was asked repeatedly! And so my brother, sister, some close friends and I would explain why. Then the story was passed along through the entire family and all of her friends and all of their family and friends. This webpage and this issue is starting to really grab the attention of others.
I have contacted Make-A-Wish twice since my mother passed explaining what is going on and it is currently December 16th, 2019 and there has been NO response!
While finding pictures for my mother's life celebration I came across photos that took my breath away. There are two photos taken only months apart in 1993, one photo of when I was in the newspaper trying to get support for blood donation and one when I filled in for Santa at the Janet Weis Children's Hospital in Danville, Pennsylvania. The ones that affected me the most were not the ones showing me sick, but those years that I played Santa!
I will not show but one of the photos of those years due to respect for the families that lost their children, but I can remember helping an 8 year old girl unwrap her present from me because she was too weak to do it herself. She died 2 days before Christmas that year.
Another picture was of me holding a 10 month old little boy with tubes coming out everywhere you could imagine, IVs, Oxygen and more! He died a few months later from an inoperable brain tumor that he was born with.