Thank You From Make-A-Wish® Northeastern California and Northern Nevada

Car Donation Foundation dba Wheels For Wishes

Attn: Loren Dorshow

5775 Wayzata Boulevard, Suite 765

St. Louis Park, MN  55416


Dear Loren,


I am delighted to accept your gift of $8,532.27. Your generosity strengthens our mission and transforms the lives of children in Northeastern California and Northern Nevada battling a life­ threatening medical condition.

A wish creates an opportunity for hope and the ability to experience life beyond illness. Seven­ year-old Maleree went in for a routine eye exam that resulted in the unforeseen diagnosis of a stage 4 astrocytoma tumor. Her tumor was extracted shortly after her diagnosis, and she underwent localized radiation therapy following her surgery.

When given the opportunity to choose a special wish, Maleree knew her most heartfelt wish was to go on a Disney cruise. Due to her love for Disney, water sports, and boats, a cruise seemed like the ideal wish to Maleree. She spent her cruise days swimming in the pool and going on waterslides, as well as meeting her favorite princess characters while aboard. The cruise was an opportunity for her to spend some time in the warm sun, and experience child-like wonder once again.

“Everything about her wish was absolutely amazing. Maleree was treated like a royal princess from the moment we arrived at the airport, to the moment we returned home.” – Jodi, Maleree’s mother.

For children like Maleree, a wish reintroduces magic and wonder back into their life, resulting in the child benefiting from two wishes coming true: the wish they make, and the wish to be a child again. Thank you for giving the gift of hope, one wish child at a time.


Jennifer A. Stolo

Chief Executive Officer

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