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Make-A-Wish® child acts out his wish experience


March 16, 2012

MIAMI – Make-A-Wish Southern Florida recently partnered with Telemundo to grant the wish of a 13-year-old Alfredo Cardenas, whose dream was to become an actor.   

Cardenas, who suffers from sclerocornea and is blind, met young Telemundo star Jose Eduardo Garcia (Lalo), who plays a stellar role in the primetime telenovela “Una Maid in Manhattan.” He met Lalo and also lived the full Telemundo experience including a visit to their Miami studios (guided by Lalo himself) and a role in a Maid in Manhattan scene, recorded especially for him.  His studio visit was documented by Telemundo’s news magazine “Al Rojo Vivo con Maria Celeste.”  As part of his wish experience, Cardenas has also enrolled for acting classes at Juan Osorio’s “Tu Escenario.”

“We are excited to partner with Telemundo to provide this amazing wish experience. A wish gives a child like Alfredo the chance to put aside their medical struggles and enjoy being a kid again“ said Norman Wedderburn, President and CEO of Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida.

About Make-A-Wish Southern Florida
Make-A-Wish Southern Florida grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. With the average cost of a wish being $5,000, the Foundation relies on fundraisers, corporate support and donations from the public to bring sunshine into the lives of families when they need it most. To learn more, refer a child, volunteer or make a donation, call 888-773-9474 or visit

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