Thanks to the ongoing generosity of the people of Rimbey, many youngsters with life threatening illnesses are being given an opportunity to make a wish and see it become a reality.
Michawn Giesbrecht wants to thank the community for their support of the Make A Wish Foundation of Northern Alberta.
“It touches so many lives and it makes us aware of how many good people there are in this world,” she said. “People have been so supportive. It’s amazing.”
Giesbrecht’s own life was personally touched by the Foundation in 2008 when her 18-year-old son Shane, who had a congenital heart defect, was given a trip to Mexico.
After her son passed away, Giesbrecht decided to keep the Foundation boxes going in Rimbey.
She noted the doctors at Rimbey Eye Care match whatever is collected at that business. Other businesses that have the Make A Wish donation boxes are Side Street Liquor Store, Rimbey Liquor Store and Kansas Ridge Clothing.
About $1,000 to $1,500 is donated to the Make A Wish Foundation of Northern Alberta each year.