Little Giant helps grant wishes for little giants
Nine-year-old Nathaniel Lehnhof suffered from a life-threatening condition requiring a kidney transplant. When he received the opportunity to have a wish granted, Nathaniel wished to save the universe at Salt Lake Comic Con, and Make-A-Wish Utah made sure he was given celebrity treatment.
“It’s because of the generosity and support of tremendous organizations like Little Giant Ladder Systems that we are able to bring hope, strength and joy into the lives of children battling life-threatening medical conditions,” said Jared Perry, CEO of Make-A-Wish Utah.
On April 14, during an employee community-engagement event, Little Giant’s 180 employees took the afternoon off to meet with Nathaniel’s family. On behalf of all the employees, a check for the amount of $7,500 was presented by Art Wing, chairman and president of Little Giant Ladder System, to Make-A-Wish Utah. Headquartered in Springville, Little Giant has been manufacturing and distributing superior quality climbing products since the 1970s.
“At Little Giant, our whole focus is on preventing injuries and saving lives,” said Ryan Moss, CEO of Little Giant Ladder Systems. “Yet, as this family is well aware, there are some things in life that are not preventable. Our hope is that Little Giant can help offer support and hope to individuals in our community that fi nd themselves in these kinds of circumstances. Kids like Nathaniel are little giants themselves as their lives and stories are a great inspiration to all of us.”
“Last year we granted 161 wishes across the state; 29 of those children were from Utah County,” added Perry. “It’s amazing to see the many ways that local businesses inspire the members of their community to help grant even more wishes to kids right here in their own backyard.”