Wish Jumper, Wish Granter, Dena Haberland
Several skydivers for Wish Jump 2012 are also Make-A-Wish Northeast New York staff and volunteers. How cool is that – jumping out of a perfectly good airplane, free falling through the air 1000 feet every 6 seconds at a speed of about 120 mph, all while raising money to grant wishes - now that’s dedication!
Meet Wish Granter, Wish Jumper, Dena Haberland…
Q. How many years have you been a volunteer Wish Granter? A. Eight years.
Q. How many wishes have you granted? A. I’m working on my fifteenth wish right now.
Q. What’s your most memorable wish granting experience? A. One (of many) memorable moments was when I tied a big red bow around an 8 week old black pug puppy and sent him up the street in a limo. The everlasting bright smile on Austin’s face when his new puppy jumped into his arms melted my heart. This was a wish that stays with Austin every day – a loving, loyal, companion!
Wishes like Dena’s come true because of the generosity of Make-A-Wish donors. If you’d like to make a donation on behalf of Dena, and help her reach her fundraising goal of $1,500, CLICK HERE.