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OMHS Honor Society Partners with Make a Wish!

Emery Little, Staff Writer

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The Make-A-Wish Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in Phoenix, Arizona that grants “wishes” to children with life threatening medical conditions. They run solely on donations and their mission statement is to grant the wishes of children with life threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. Make-A-Wish has granted a total of 285,000 wishes and they grant a wish every 34 minutes. In Alabama, there are currently 389 children on the waiting list to have their wishes granted, and the Oak Mountain National Honor Society is working to help grant one of these local wishes.

 

  • 74% of wish parents observed that the wish marked a turning point in their children’s response to treatment.
  • 89% of healthcare professionals say that the wish can influence wish kids’ physical health.
  • 99% of parents reported that the wish experience gave their children increased
    feelings of happiness.
  • 96% of parents said that the wish strengthened their families.

 

Fundraising Opportunities: Newk’s Spirit Night: Date will be announced shortly!
Visit Newk’s and tell them you’re with Oak Mountain’s NHS and a portion of the proceeds will go toward our cause.
Video Game Tournament: This will be held next week, Feb. 26- March 2. Games being played are TBA by the Gaming Club.
Donations– If you have any donations, please give them to Mrs. Rath in Room 213 on the English hall or one of the NHS officers.

Basketball Tournament (aptly named Make a Swish)- The tournament will be held from March 8th to March 16th during SOAR60. Each team must have 4 players, but only 1 can be a basketball player for Oak Mountain. All guys and girls can play and the teams can be CO-ED, but all team members must be in the same grade. Each team member must pay $10 to register.

 

There are many opportunities for you to help raise money for our Make-A-Wish child so try to do your part. Tell your friends to join you so we can reach our goal of $8,000 and be able hold a special assembly in honor of them!

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