Make-A-Wish Foundation Drops Ball on
Child's "Find a Cure for Cancer" Wish
PASADENA, Calif. (DPI) - The Make-A-Wish Foundation, a
non-profit organization that promises to fulfill the wishes and
desires of children and teenagers with terminal diseases, is faced
with a multi-million-dollar breach-of-contract lawsuit after the
organization allegedly reneged on the wish of one of its clients who
had requested they find a cure for cancer. Gary Major, a 9-year-old
who was diagnosed with a severe
case of lymphoma, had previously told Make-A-Wish that his "one
true wish in the whole wide world" would be for a sure-fire,
foolproof cure for his debilitating illness. "They promised me," Major
cried. "They promised me that they would grant me any wished that I
asked for, and that's what I really wanted. Shoot, they didn't even
Foundation Chairman Marvin Womack denied charges that
the organization was negligent in failing to
grant Major his wish. Indeed, Womack claimed they were
simply unable to comply. "The kid asked us to cure cancer, for Christ's sake,"
Womack exclaimed. "I mean, come on -- that's asking for a little
much, don't you think? We were more than willing to set
up an all-expense-paid trip to Disney World, a shopping spree at
Linens 'n' Things or a chance to play squash with Robin Williams.
Those things we can handle."
(Reported by Danny Gallagher)
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