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Make-A-Wish North Texas Dishes Hope This Thursday

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High Plains Morning wants to thank Karen Logan, the new Development Officer at Make-A-Wish® North Texas, for stopping by the studio with Christina Thompson, whose son Ethan recently received a wish to get some Jedi training at Walt Disney World. These two shared information about the organization, as well as their upcoming fundraiser, Burgers, Boots & Brews. (UPDATE: the event is sold out, but you can still help make a wish come true for a kid with your donation.) We chatted about some of the common misconceptions about wishes granted for kids, as well as some of the benefits these experiences have for the recipient families.

To learn more and get involved with this organization, check out their Facebook page. If you’d like to get in touch with Karen, send her an email or call 806-358-9943.

To hear the full interview, click the link below!

More about Make-A-Wish:

-Since 1980, Make-A-Wish has granted more than 315,000 life-changing wishes to children across the U.S. – over 11,000 right here in the 161 counties our chapter serves across northern Texas. These are children in your neighborhood, your schools and your community.

-Medical research is making connections between wish experiences and better health outcomes. Children are being referred in record numbers.

-While there is a common misunderstanding, wishes are NOT reserved only for children with terminal illnesses. A wish can help give children the hope and strength they need to fight harder against – and sometimes even overcome – a critical illness. Wishes are much more than “nice;” wishes are necessary.

Jenny Inzerillo joined HPPR in 2015 as the host of High Plains Morning, our live music program that airs weekdays at 9 am to noon CST. Broadcasting from KJJP in beautiful downtown Amarillo, she helps listeners wake up with inspired music from our region and beyond. Tune in for new voices in folk/Americana, deep cuts from your favorite artists, soulful tracks from singer/songwriters across the world, and toe-tapping classics dating as far back as the 1920s. Plus, discover underground greats that just might be your new favorite band.