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Join Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic for a Special Airport Send-Off for Samuel


April 18, 2016


You can be part of a special VIP send-off for five-year-old wish kid Sammy and his family on Friday, April 29 at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Sammy’s wish is to go to Universal Studios in Florida to see his favorite superheroes and dinosaurs. Sammy loves Spiderman, the Hulk and Wolverine, as well as many other Marvel superheroes, and also enjoys playing with his dinosaur toys in his free time. Before departing on his wish, Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic will bid adieu to Sammy and his family – you can join us! 

Who: Five-year-old wish kid Sammy from Woodbridge, VA, diagnosed with leukemia, along with his family

When: Friday, April 29, 2016 – World Wish Day®
6:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Limo arrival and gate party

Where: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington, DC
American Airlines check-in and departure gate (TBD)

Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic is granting Sammy’s wish by sending his family on an incredible trip to Universal Studios to see his favorite superheroes and dinosaurs. To commemorate both Sammy’s wish and World Wish Day, the celebration will include a limo arrival and a party at the departure gate with cheering fans, signs and goodies. The send-off party attendees will have VIP access to the gate, and you can be part of the cheering crowd and all the gate festivities. Don’t forget to bring your favorite superhero capes, masks and magical superpowers! 

World Wish Day marks the anniversary of the first wish granted in 1980 to a little boy named Chris Greicius who wished to be a police officer for a day. The wish sparked the founding of the global phenomenon that became Make-A-Wish. Every year on April 29, this day is celebrated with wishes granted all over the world. Sammy’s wish is just one of hundreds of wishes Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic will grant this year to spread hope, strength and joy to local children battling life-threatening medical conditions. 

To Attend:
In collaboration with American Airlines and TSA, gate passes will be available for those who wish to be a part of Sammy’s send-off party. Arrangements for gate passes will need to be made in advance for security purposes. Space to participate in this special superhero send-off will be limited, so please RSVP at your earliest convenience. Deadline to RSVP is 12 p.m. on 4/25, space permitting. 

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