Make-A Wish at PCHS
by Brienna Parnariso
Make-A-Wish Colorado is an organization that originated in 1983, but internationally, the organization developed in 1980. As a whole, they've brought light and wishes to about 520,000 children around the United States. Colorado’s first Make-A-Wish recipient was Jennifer Mazak. The young girl wished to meet her favorite radio show mascot, the KIMN chicken, after battling liver disease her entire life. The joy and success brought Colorado to the intentions of making this a regular opportunity for other children struggling with rare diseases.
Freshman, AJ French, stated, “Make-A-Wish is a foundation I have known about, but havent been at Pueblo County High School long enough to witness them support the organization! I am super excited to see how the school comes together to brighten the life of Cash.”
Pueblo County High School united as one in hopes of providing Cash with his own Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. The boy was diagnosed with obstructive, hypertrophic, cardiomyopathy, and pulmonary valve stenosis hours after birth. This altered his day to day life, ability, and happiness. The young boy has expressed that having his own clubhouse with similar features to the cartoon would bring him happiness and ease. We hope to bring enlightenment outside of cartoons and Cash’s chocolate lab, and be able to bring a dream to life!