WSB-TV’S Zach Klein interviews Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan at the Make-A-Wish event on Tuesday.
Ryan helped Make-A-Wish Georgia launch their special fundraising campaign, ‘Wishes Can’t Wait’ on Tuesday.
Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
Currently, there are over 620 children in Georgia waiting for their wish to be granted — each child having been pre-qualified with a terminal or life-threatening disease or condition.
From 2009-2011, decreasing revenue, increasing referral numbers, and substantially growing wish costs have created the “perfect storm” for delaying hundreds of wishes.
Make-A-Wish Georgia is seeking to raise $2.5 million to apply directly toward wish granting, such that the current waiting period, of up to two years, can be reduced.
The organization will be bringing together Atlanta area philanthropists and celebrities, in a private launch celebration hosted by Coy Wire, (formerly of the Falcons and current Make-A-Wish Georgia Board Member) in an effort to share information about the Campaign and garner support.
Ryan, and his lovely wife Sarah, will have the opportunity to share their passion for Make-A-Wish with guests in this intimate setting.