Wish Wednesday: Wish kids get creative at art party


Texas Tech’s Wishmakers on Campus hosted an art party where dozens of Make-A-Wish kids spent an evening hanging out together and using their creativity.

The party was all in an effort to help raise money for the organization that has done so much for them.

“Well, we’re painting, doing a little bit of everything. Glass work, canvas, having a good time learning from each other,” said Linda Dennis, Roy’s mom.

From kids who come back year after year to help raise money for Make-A-Wish, to families who are new to the program, they are learning about what their children are about to experience.

“[We’re in the] super early stages. We just received a call and said ‘congratulations, you’re accepted,'” said Dennis.

Now they wait for a wish granter to give them a call.

It won’t be long, but until then, Roy has some big ideas about what he might wish for.

“Of course he wants to go to Disney World. He’s already in the planning stages of who he is going to invite, who he’s not going to invite and if things don’t go his way, you’re off the list, and that kind of thing.” said Dennis.

Veteran wish kids like Trae know all about the Make-A-Wish Foundation. He raises money every year to help send kids on their dreams.

“Well our lemonade stand is this year, we’re going big. hope everyone comes,” said Trae.

He’s raised thousands of dollars over the years and continues to help with all the events Make-A-Wish hosts.

“Well today, we’re here painting art and in a couple of months we will be auctioning our art,” said Trae.

Trae’s working hard to help kids like Roy achieve their dreams.

“You know we always say he’s our hero. He enjoys every moment that he has. He laughs, and he smiles, so this for him just to see him be a kid and not have any worries not to be able to see a heart doctor and be able to see this and do that. It’s just a joy to see,” said Dennis.

If you’d like to get involved with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, just give them a call at 806-785-9474.

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