News Releases

March 23, 2017

WHO: Wish child Anaiya, 8, from Conroe, Texas, who has been diagnosed with lissencephaly, or “smooth brain,” a rare disorder characterized by the absence of normal folds in the brain.  Her condition necessitates use of a wheelchair for mobility.      

WHAT: Granting Anaiya’s one true wish to visit Morgan’s Wonderland, the world’s first theme park designed with special-needs individuals in mind and built to be enjoyed by everyone.  This magical wish will be granted by Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas with generous support of Moonshine Sweet Tea, a national Make-A-Wish partner.

WHEN:  Scheduled to arrive at 12 noon Friday, March 24, 2017.

WHERE: Morgan’s Wonderland, 5223 David Edwards Drive (at the intersection of Wurzbach Parkway and Thousand Oaks Drive a half-mile west of IH 35 in Northeast San Antonio).

WHY: To enable Wish children to enjoy a day of fun, create lasting memories with family members and provide a respite from the day-to-day regimen of medical treatment.

ETC.: Morgan’s Wonderland, which is completely wheelchair-accessible, features more than 25 attractions including rides, playgrounds and gardens.  For more information, visit www.MorgansWonderland.com.  It’s the anchor of a family fun destination called Wonderland, Texas, that also includes The Academy at Morgan’s Wonderland school for students with special needs next to the theme park. 

Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.  Established in 1984, Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas has granted over 3,800 wishes with the help of more than 250 active volunteers and a community of generous donors.  Make-A-Wish believes the magic of a wish not only benefits the Wish child, but the entire community.  For more information, visit www.cstx.wish.org.

Moonshine Sweet Tea of Austin brews sweet tea based on a secret family recipe from 1946.  The only ingredients are hand-picked black tea leaves, clean filtered water and 100 percent cane sugar.  Founder Leo Cob Porter’s great grandson still puts his seal of approval on every batch of this non-alcoholic Moonshine.  It can be found in stores including H-E-B.  Every bottle of Moonshine Sweet Tea places the words “helping children’s charities” on the cap.  To start the campaign, a corporate partnership with Make-A-Wish was launched in September 2016.  Visit www.MoonshineSweetTea.com to learn more.