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Catherine Wishes For Magic


May 09, 2013


Rock Springs, WY

On September 18, at the age of eleven, Catherine was diagnosed with a rare type of lymphoma. On Thursday, May 16, Make-A-Wish® Wyoming is granting her one true wish: a show horse named Magic.

Catherine has no idea that Magic, the horse of her dreams, will be arriving at her hometown arena next week. 

Why did Catherine wish for a show horse? “I enjoy riding horses and love them very much. I want to show in competitions!” said the twelve year old.

Friends and family will gather on the afternoon of the 16th to witness Catherine’s wish coming true.  The horse is named Magic, but spectators will get to see a whole other type of magic that day – the magic of a wish being granted.

Rock Springs High School has continued its tradition of raising funds to grant wishes of Wyoming children.  This year, the high school raised enough to grant a total of eight wishes, including Catherine’s. 

Catherine’s wish experience will also include an ice cream party courtesy of Blue Bunny Ice Cream.  Pizza, ice cream, and a whole lot of Magic – Catherine’s wish reveal party will be more than she could have ever imagined.

A wish can be a powerful thing for a child battling a life-threatening medical condition.  In fact, 74 percent of wish parents observed that the wish experience marked a turning point in their own children’s response to treatment. 

Date/Time: May 16, 2013, 3:30pm

Location: Sweetwater County Events Complex – Indoor Arena

                        3320 Yellowstone Road

                        Rock Springs, WY 82901


About Make-A-Wish Wyoming

Make-A-Wish Wyoming grants the wishes of Wyoming children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.  Make-A-Wish Wyoming was founded in 1985 and has granted over 400 wishes of Wyoming children since then.  If you know of a child with a life-threatening medical condition, please contact us.


About Make-A-Wish

Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to a 2011 Wish Impact Study, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true can have positive impacts on the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illness, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. Based in Phoenix, Make-A-Wish is one of the world’s leading children’s charities, serving children in every community in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and more than 25,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish every 38 minutes. It has granted more than 226,000 wishes since its inception in 1980; nearly 14,000 in 2012 alone. Visit Make-A-Wish at





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