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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 try."

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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