Sydney Mines boy is off to Disney World
Wish foundation, several organizations and businesses make dream possible
There were smiles all around when Mason Luker received his wish Thursday during a special ceremony at the Cape Breton Credit Union in Sydney.
Surrounded by family, the six-year-old from Sydney Mines was granted his wish from the Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia chapter Cape Breton to travel to Disney World in Orlando, Fla., where he will, among other activities, attend Jedi training.
“We could never do these wishes without the support of the community and volunteers,” said Cathy Sutherland, development co-ordinator Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia chapter.
Mason’s wish involved the Cape Breton Credit Union, Nova Scotia Community College Marconi Campus Exile Island Team and NuStar.
The little boy suffers from several life-threatening heart conditions.
The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada is a non-profit organization dedicated to fulfilling a favourite wish for children diagnosed with a high-risk, life-threatening illness.
The foundation has been responsible for bringing a special moment into the lives of many children. Each wish is an individual adventure, carefully structured to meet the needs of that particular child.
With his mom Anne and his two sisters Kathleen and Charlotte looking on, six-year-old Mason Luker of Sydney Mines cut a cake during a celebration recently at the Cape Breton Credit Union after receiving his wish of a trip to Disney from the Children’s Wish Foundation. The entire family, including dad Shawn who is out of town working, will be making the trip to Florida.