Make-A-Wish foundation celebrates 30th birthday with all star tailgate at Miller Park

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- The Milwaukee  Make-A-Wish Foundation chapter turns 30-years-old today, and celebrated in style at the Milwaukee Brewers game Sunday, July 13th with an all-star size tailgate.

"We`ve been able to bring hope, strength, and joy to so many kids living with life threatening medical conditions," says Patti Gorsky, president and CEO of Milwaukee Make-A-Wish.

In fact, it's been able to do that 5,000 times since 1984, bringing happiness to children and families who are going through a dark time in their lives.

"So instead we replace the fear and the medical procedures they are going through with joy and fun and great memories," says Gorsky.

Life long memories that 8-year-old Jaxon Louis can't wait to experience.

"I started having headaches and then this one time I threw up and I couldn`t stop," says Jaxon.

In April of 2013 the doctors found a brain tumor. Jaxon went through radiation and chemo everyday for six weeks. After a short break he started chemotherapy treatments once a month for six months.

"He handled the treatments so well. Everything went great. Better than I expected," says Jaxon's mother Rhonda Louis.

He used all that strength to conquer cancer.

"I beat cancer," says Jaxon.

During his treatment he was given one wish, to turn his backyard into a whiffle-ball field.

"Because I like baseball," says Jaxon.

His wish will soon be granted and so will many others. The foundation is on track to grant one wish a day this year.

22,000 wish children and families attended the 30th Anniversary Tailgate event at Miller Park.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation puts on several events throughout the year ranging from golf outings, to walks, and many more.

CLICK HERE to visit the Make-A-Wish website.

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  • educated one

    What a fantastic organization. Putting others first who are going through such a horrific time in their lives. Thank you Make A Wish.

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