Wish mom Deb spoke from the stage and shared the inspirational stories of her daughter Corinne and son Victor, both of whom are wish kids. She spoke about how the Make-A-Wish Foundation impacted the whole family through granting her children’s wishes. It sounds like a cliché, but I’m totally serious -- there was not a dry eye in the house.
So the other day when I was talking with Barb Koch at the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Minnesota, I asked if we could get an update on Corrine and Victor. Here’s what Deb has to say:
We are filled with gratefulness for the good health that Corinne and Victor are both enjoying. We also have fond memories of our visit to the Creative Memories gala in 2008. Since then, Victor finished his chemotherapy and had special radiation treatment in Indiana. When his cancer recurred for the third time in September 2009, his prognosis was very poor. But we enrolled him in a clinical trial of a new, non-chemotherapy drug at the University of Minnesota. Within a month, his cancer was miraculously gone. He is one of only a few kids who have responded so well to this drug, and again … we are so grateful. So every two weeks he gets an infusion of his medicine and the doctors can’t help but be giddy when they see his scans. God is good.
You can get more details and check their latest status at www.caringbridge.org/visit/corinnewatters.
And hey, lucky coincidence, if you weren’t able to be at Showcase in 2008, Corinne and Victor were just featured the other night on our local CBS affiliate! The segment gives a short version of their story. Sooo glad to hear things are going well for them both. If you’re the praying type, I’m sure the family wouldn’t mind if you tossed a couple their way!
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