Wish Kid Ray

The Make-A-Wish Foundation, the nation’s largest wish-granting organization, contacted the Museum about a little boy named Ray whose wish was to visit SDASM. We were very happy and honored to make his wish come true.

Following his “Make a Wish” lunch of pizza and tacos, Ray and his family were escorted to the basement for his requested tour of the Museum’s aircraft restoration areas. There, with the help of several volunteers, he was introduced to the arts of riveting and component assembly as they are being employed in the ongoing restoration of our Chance Vought Corsair F4U-7 airplane. The young man enthusiastically embraced all he saw and heard in the basement and was especially thrilled when told his efforts would earn him name recognition as one of those who assisted in the restoration. Ray’s family could not have been more gracious or more grateful for the museum’s participation in the Make-A-Wish process. It was a genuine feel-good day enjoyed by all.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation has given hope, strength and joy to children with life-threatening medical conditions since 1980. From their humble beginnings with one boy’s wish to be a police officer, they've evolved into an organization that grants a child’s wish in the U.S. every 40 minutes.

For more information, please visit: http://www.wish.org/

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