Syd­ney Mines boy is off to Dis­ney World

Wish foun­da­tion, sev­eral or­ga­ni­za­tions and busi­nesses make dream pos­si­ble

Cape Breton Post - - Northside/Cape Breton -

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.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO

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.

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