Dustin Wishes to have an Entertainment System

Name: Dustin
Age: 16
Medical Condition: Cystic Fibrosis
Wish: I wish to have an entertainment system in my room!

Dustin’s wish was to have an entertainment system set up in his room! Due to his immune-sensitivities, friends often come over to visit him at his house rather than go outside to play. A large screen TV, video game console, video games and laptop would allow him to spend quality time with friends in an environment both fun and safe for him.

In early 2016, Dustin was whisked away via limousine to a fun-filled day at a local indoor trampoline park with his brother and close friend. They spent the day jumping and eating pizza. Meanwhile, a group of Make-A-Wish® volunteers installed a dream entertainment system in his room to surprise him.

When Dustin returned home, he was brought into his new room. Make-A-Wish volunteer wish granter, Mike, said that Dustin’s reaction was just what the team was hoping for!
“Dustin is a pretty quiet guy but you could tell he was pretty blown away by all his new stuff. He immediately went to the equipment to dig in, take inventory, and start gaming!” said Mike. “We managed to pull him away for a short while to enjoy some ice-cream cake before breaking up the party and letting him enjoy his new entertainment system.”

According to Dustin, the best part of the wish day experience was, “getting all the stuff!” His family says they loved the look on his face when the limo pulled up and when he saw his new equipment for the first time. The running joke in the family now is if Dustin is going to be punished, he gets sent out of his room!

Make-A-Wish® Southern Alberta would like to thank Sony Canada Charitable Foundation and Flying Squirrel Indoor Trampoline Park for helping to grant Dustin’s one-true wish.

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