Wheels For Wishes Celebrates Assisting Make-A-Wish Colorado to Grant 300 Wishes

Car Donation Foundation has helped Make-A-Wish Colorado grant wishes for nearly 10 years, turning unwanted vehicles into $1,713,976 in total donations helping grant 300+ wishes through the years.

Car Donation Foundation d/b/a Wheels For Wishes has been helping Make-A-Wish Colorado to grant wishes for local children facing critical illness for nearly 10 years. Through the donations of unwanted vehicles of Colorado residents, Wheels For Wishes has now helped fund 300 wishes through the years with $1,713,976 in total donations to Make-A-Wish Colorado.

“Make-A-Wish Colorado is incredibly grateful for the support of Wheels for Wishes over the past 10 years,” Joan Mazak, CEO and Founder of Make-A-Wish Colorado said. “Our chapter, and many other Make-A-Wish chapters across the country, have benefited from funds raised through this wonderful program that offers top notch service to those looking to donate a vehicle. Last year alone, Wheels for Wishes helped us to fund 41 wishes for Colorado children!”

Sierra’s wish was among those granted with the help of Wheels For Wishes. Sierra received her diagnosis of cystic fibrosis when she was just two weeks old. Now Sierra is 18, and every year she has spent at least two weeks in the hospital to clear the build-up out of her lungs. Sierra knew right away what she wanted when she found out she was receiving a wish: a horse. Six months after her 18th birthday, she got to meet her new companion, Vance, for the first time.

Not only has Sierra expressed her love for riding horses, but she’s also finds them to be therapeutic, especially when dealing with her CF. When she was waiting for Make-A-Wish to find her perfect horse, Sierra felt motivated to stay healthy so she could take care of Vance. Now, with help from her trainer, Sierra has learned both how to best take care of Vance, and new riding techniques. Through almost daily rides and his companionship, Vance supports Sierra through her journey with CF.

“Vance has really changed my life in such a wonderful way,” Sierra said.

Sierra’s story is just one of the many life-changing wish stories made possible by Make-A-Wish Colorado with support from Wheels For Wishes. Learn more at: https://www.wheelsforwishes.org/colorado/

“We are touched by Sierra’s wish story, and all the other wonderful wish stories from Colorado,” Loren Dorshow, Wheels For Wishes executive director, said. “We look forward to continuing our relationship with the wonderful staff at Make-A-Wish Colorado and to assist them in their mission of granting wishes for these amazing Colorado children.”

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