Walk for Wishes, provides children with hope

A perfect day to walk for wishes

Lots of people laced up their shoes to help grant wishes to some real special kids.

The seventh annual Toledo Medical Mutual Walk for Wishes was held this morning at GM Powertrain Park in Toledo, to help raise funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Around 70 wishes are granted to children in Northwest Ohio. Keri Haibach, the Director of Individual Giving at Make-A-Wish, explained much a granted wish helps a family. She said, â??It really does provide hope, strength and joy that the child and the family need, for they are going through so much. It is a chance to get away from their doctors visits and medical treatments.â??

Such is the case for Melissa Oâ??Connor, whose sonâ??s wish to go to Disney was granted. Oâ??Connor commented about the experience, saying, â??It was great, nothing but smiles, no doctors, no therapy appointments. It was like a normal life for a change.â??

Students from Evergreen High School raised over $700 for this fundraiser. Organizerâ??s set a goal of raising more than $100,000 in todayâ??s walk.