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Spartanburg high school students raise $5,000 to grant wish

Staff Report
Published Dec. 6, 2012

Campbell, a 5-year-old boy from Easley who has neuroblastoma, will have his wish granted this month.

Spartanburg High School students raised more than $5,000 to send Campbell, whose last name was not released, to Disney World.

Spartanburg High School Student Council helped grant the wish through Make-A-Wish South Carolina’s Wishmakers on Campus Program. Make-A-Wish grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions.

The Wishmakers on Campus Program gives a school or student organization the opportunity to help grant a wish for a child in their area through different fundraising projects. Each year, more than 80 schools throughout the state participate in this program.

The student council held a wish sendoff party for Campbell earlier this week, as well as a check presentation to Make-A-Wish South Carolina.

The South Carolina Make-A-Wish chapter grants more than 135 wishes each year and has never turned down a medically qualified South Carolina child for a wish, according to a news release. The average cost of a wish is $6,500 and 87% of every dollar raised goes toward wish granting.

Make-A-Wish is funded through private donations from individuals, companies and special events, such as golf tournaments or auctions.

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