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Devon has a presidential wish

Devon's wish to meet Bill Clinton

“ Make-A-Wish showed me the meaning of giving back. I’ve been a witness to the goodness and genuine nature of people. If it weren’t for my experience, I wouldn’t be the same person or be where I’m at today. ”

For as long as she can remember, Devon has been interested in politics.  Her parents set the example by means of their own political involvement. “I saw how they had an impact on the community and I wanted to do the same.” 

Devon was 13 and receiving treatment for leukemia when Make-A-Wish told her that she could have her heartfelt wish to meet President of the United States, Bill Clinton.  “I had always been fascinated with him and admired his policies and initiatives.”

Soon, she and her family were whisked off to New York City to meet Mr. Clinton at his offices.  Devon was amazed at how generous he was with his time.  “It was like talking with a friend or family member.”  Mr. Clinton showed her pictures of his family, his collection of campaign pins and even let her sit in his chair. “He asked me how it felt and I said comfortable.  He laughed!”

Devon feels that meeting Mr. Clinton set her life in the direction it is going now.  Now 23, she is a first-year law student.  When reflecting on her wish experience, Devon sees the great impact it had on her life. “Make-A-Wish showed me the meaning of giving back.  I’ve been a witness to the goodness and genuine nature of people.  If it weren’t for my experience, I wouldn’t be the same person or be where I’m at today.”

Wish Granters:  Robin Dixon & Iris Lopez
Referred by: Cindy Zehnder, her nurse
Wish adopted by Calder Race Course

  • Devon's wish to meet President Clinton

  • Devon's wish to meet President Clinton

  • Devon's wish to meet President Clinton

  • Devon's wish to meet President Clinton

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