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Shopping Spree Wish Comes True For Smithtown Boy

Gary, 12, of Smithtown, pictured with employees from Best Buy while on his shopping spree courtesy of Make-A-Wish and UnitedHealthcare.
Gary, 12, of Smithtown, pictured with employees from Best Buy while on his shopping spree courtesy of Make-A-Wish and UnitedHealthcare.
Gary, 12, of Smithtown lives with spinal muscular atrophy.  When presented with an opportunity for a wish, he chose to go on a shopping spree.  Gary’s wish came true, courtesy of United Health Foundation and Make-A-Wish Suffolk County, New York.

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.  

WOODY11780 April 10, 2014 at 09:33 AM
VERY NICE !!

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