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.