Make-A-Wish® Rio Grande Valley
Grants a Wish of a Lifetime for Valley Resident
by Lynette Montalvo
published April 2016
On March 15, 2016, Oscar Galvan and his family returned
from a trip to Disney World, where he enjoyed an adventure
in the Magic Kingdom for his first time. Arriving at the Valley
International Airport, Oscar held a big smile and was full of
excitement as he talked about his experience.
The 10-year-old Brownsville resident received the free
week long trip to Orlando, Florida from Make-A-Wish® Rio
Grande Valley Chapter, part of a national nonprofit that grants
wishes to children 2 ½ - 18 yrs. old with life threatening
Oscar said the trip will be
something he will never forget.
He said his favorite part
was going on all of Disney's
attractions. "I got to ride on
all the rides, and I went on
some of them a lot too," Oscar
said with a big smile.
Oscar's family members
also saw how delighted he
was to have gone on the
trip. "He really enjoyed his
time at Disney, and I'm very
happy," Karla, Oscar's mom
said. "Oscar's wish came
true and I can see it on his
face." All details had been
pre-arranged, and the trip
had gone off without a hitch.
"The whole idea of granting this wish was to give Oscar
and his family a break from worrying about his leukemia and
to give Oscar the strength, hope, and joy he deserves." Ava
Sandlin, Executive director of Make-A-Wish® Rio Grande Valley
said. "It's a stress on the whole family and getting to grant
wishes is what I love about my job!"
The Make-A-Wish® Foundation believes that wishes are an
important part of the overall care and treatment of children
and that each wish offers the opportunity for a joyous, life-changing
experience, as stated on the organization's website.
For more information on how to make wishes come true,
call the Make-A-Wish® office at (956)-686-WISH (9474).