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Make-A-Wish America's Fundraiser:

Leighton, 15 - Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy - I wish for a video game room

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BENEFITING: Make-A-Wish America

EVENT: Wishmaker

THE STORY:

We always thought Leighton was in excellent health until the day we got a call from his school that changed our lives. He had just finished a season of running cross country without incident when he collapsed, without warning, while standing on second base during a PE kickball game. The quick thinking and actions of his high school classmates and staff saved Leighton’s life. 

Doctors diagnosed Leighton with a life-threatening disease that can cause sudden cardiac arrest. There is no cure, but Leighton uses medication and an implantable cardioverter defibrillator to help monitor his condition. Unfortunately, the condition still means that Leighton must avoid all competitive sports, a vital part of his high school life before his diagnosis. 

When Leighton found out he would get a wish, he focused on a hobby that was still safe for him—video games. Ultimately, Leighton wished for a game room where he can spend time with family and friends.

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  • Angela Geiss

    $25

  • Donald Horner

    $500

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  • Kathryn Richert-Bor

    $100

  • Earthborn Guardian

    $50

  • Sharon Pape

    $25

  • John Erichsen & Family

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  • jane MERZ

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  • Marsha Klein

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  • Anonymous

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  • Debra Y Miles

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  • Konda Cobb

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52% Raised of $4,285 Goal

Donor Comments

Szymanski family

Szymanski family

2 months ago

Konda Cobb

Konda Cobb

DONATION: $300

I wish you a healthy life Leighton and my prayers are with you! 3 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

3 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

3 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

3 months ago

Zachary

Zachary

DONATION: $50

I had a wish granted and I want to pay it forward 3 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

3 months ago

Dunn Family

Dunn Family

DONATION: $25

3 months ago

Domingos Jecks

Domingos Jecks

In Memory 3 months ago

Debra Y Miles

Debra Y Miles

DONATION: $100

In memory of my niece, McKenzie Gelvin 3 months ago