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Sharing a wish, thanks to Make-A-Wish North Dakota

Case Thompson, 16, of Bottineau had his wish come true on Saturday at Pure Powersports in Minot when he was surprised with a fish house and other gear.

What a fantastic gift to a teenager who has been through a lot already in his young life.

Make-A-Wish North Dakota representatives Christy Mehus, Fargo, and Dawn Roness, Minot, made the presentation to Case who was diagnosed with cancer last year.

As Regional Editor Eloise Ogden reported Monday, Case, 16, was diagnosed with cancer last year and referred to Make-A-Wish North Dakota by his child life specialist at Sanford Bismarck.

Case was next put in touch with his volunteer wish granters to start his journey toward his wish come true, according to Make-A-Wish North Dakota information. Case shared that some of his favorite things to do are to fish and to camp with friends and family, so he decided his wish was for a fish house.

That he got – and a lot more. From several businesses and individuals. How about that?

Make-A-Wish is a very familiar name in this part of the country. Many, many wishes have come true for area kids in need of uplifting. It always warms our hearts when that happens. It does our hearts good when we see somebody’s life story – or part of it anyway- told in print. It is always inspiring, and we get to share in their joy when their wishes come true.

Roness and Mehus said Make-A-Wish North Dakota is in need of wish granting volunteers in the Minot community. Anyone interested in becoming a community volunteer can submit an application, complete a background check and achieve the required wish training. For more information visit wish.org/northdakota.

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