United Health Foundation sponsored Gary’s wish through its national alliance with Make-A-Wish to support the organization and its mission of granting the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.
Gary and his mother, Gina, were picked up at their home by limousine Tuesday morning to go shopping at Best Buy. Gary loves video games so he asked to go to Best Buy to shop for an Xbox. Employees from UnitedHealthcare’s local office accompanied Gary on his shopping spree.
“We are very happy to play a role in making Gary’s shopping spree wish come true,” said Jeff Alter, CEO of UnitedHealthcare Employer & Individual and a board member of the Make-a-Wish Foundation of Suffolk County. “Make-A-Wish truly makes a positive impact in our communities and brings joy to so many children courageously facing life-threatening medical conditions.”
Since 2007, UnitedHealth Group has funded more than 2,136 wishes through a $7.5 million alliance with Make-A-Wish.