The Impact Of A Making A Wish Come True

  • Feb 9, 2016 2:17pm GMT

WestJet and Make-A-Wish Canada hosted an event in their Calgary hangar recently that showcased a gallery of video vignettes of former Make-A-Wish Canada recipients and their families. Guests of WestJet and Make-A-Wish were invited to watch and listen to each child’s story as told from the parents’ perspective. In true WestJet fashion, there were a couple of surprises. Watch, wait for it and have some tissue nearby.

Video WestJet: Impact of a Wish | WestJet and Make-A-Wish

Through the WestJet Cares for Kids partnership with Make-A-Wish, the airline has played a role in fulfilling thousands of wishes over the years and says, "By meeting these brave families and witnessing their wishes in action it is quickly and clearly evident that a wish is a need-to-have, not a nice-to-have. A wish is a vital gift for these families at a time when they are giving everything they have to fight the life-threatening medical condition their son, daughter, brother or sister is battling. A wish gives a child hope when they need it most, strength when they need to be resilient—and a profound joy that will stay with them for the rest of their lives."

WestJet has also made individual video stories of some of the kids they've helped over the years.