Terrien, a 13-year-old Southfield, Mich. boy, is living with a life-threatening renal disease. Thanks to Make-a-Wish® America and the help of the people at BNP Media, Terrien will experience his wish of visiting Spain.
The Buen Viaje (“Have a good trip!”) for Terrien to celebrate his upcoming trip will be held Monday, July 31 at Troy’s Somerset Inn. Joining Terrien will be members of his family and staff from BNP Media and Make-A-Wish® Michigan, who are helping to coordinate the wish party.
Terrien is scheduled to visit Spain the second week in August. Activities planned for Terrien include the Barcelona Football, Camp Nou Experience, visiting one of the most emblematic stadiums in the world, and an expansive Barcelona Highlights Tour.
The wish party for Terrien marks the first time in the three years as a supporter of Make-A-Wish that BNP Media has participated in the Adopt-A-Wish program. The involvement in Adopt-A-Wish builds upon the $10,000 donation that BNP Media has gifted to the wish granting organization for the past three years. BNP Media has also made a three-year commitment as a Gold Level Sponsor for the Make-A-Wish Michigan Wish Ball, donating $15,000 each year.
“We are looking forward to meeting Terrien and his family and giving him a heartfelt, fun send-off for his trip to Spain,” said BNP Media co-CEOs Harper, Mitchell and Taggart Henderson, adding “We feel privileged to work with the Make-A-Wish organization, as they bring hope for improvement and make a difference in the lives of these young people, their families and our communities.”
About Make-A-Wish Michigan: Make-A-Wish Michigan grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. Since 1984, Make-A-Wish Michigan has granted more than 9,000 wishes. This year, the organization expects to grant wishes to more than 450 Michigan children.
Based in Brighton, Mich., with an office in Grand Rapids, Make-A-Wish Michigan is funded through community support. Eighty percent of each dollar spent benefits the Michigan wish-granting program. To learn more, visit www.michigan.wish.org.
About Make-A-Wish America: Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true has positive impacts on the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illness, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. Headquartered in Phoenix, Make-A-Wish is one of the world’s leading children’s charities, serving children in every community in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and more than 33,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish somewhere in the country every 34 minutes. It has granted more than 285,000 wishes since its inception in 1980; more than 15,300 in 2016 alone. Visit Make-A-Wish at www.wish.org to learn more.