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Wish Marks New Beginnings

Wish kid Anthony during his wish to go to London.

“ The experience was amazing… we will never, ever forget. ”


- Francine, Anthony’s mom

Anthony, 18, focused on his wish throughout his medical treatments.

He knew when he was first asked by Make-A-Wish® what he wanted to do – to take a trip to London with his family. Each time he met with his medical team, Anthony would share updates on the progress of the planning of his wish – where he would stay and what he would see. When Anthony finished his medical treatments and was well enough to go, it was the exclamation point at the end of a long medical journey.

Thanks to Bristol-Myers Squibb, Anthony and his family were given a once-in-a-lifetime experience. His wish experience marked the next chapter of his life – one cancer-free – and quality time with his family, celebrating life and the journey ahead.

“Seeing Anthony smile and be carefree was a dream come true. The experience was amazing, peaceful and one we will never, ever forget,” said Francine, Anthony’s mom.

Wishes transform lives.

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I see Make-A-Wish as part of the treatment plan for several reasons. It treats the family and allows them to focus on the important things in life when life and mindset are elsewhere. It allows them to focus on each other and their bond. And it creates genuine happiness and joy, which in turn helps with the challenges ahead and the victories.

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