Brandt's Wish

Brandt is a charming 8-year-old boy living with a congenital cardiac condition. He survived major heart surgery at a very early age, and though he still experiences some effects from the surgery, he doesn’t let them get in the way of living life to the fullest.

Brandt likes soccer, swimming, biking and nerf guns, and most of all, the Home Alone movies. Brandt dreamed of travelling to New York City where he could see the sights—just like Kevin McAllister—only Brandt would take his family too.

Brandt’s wish came true when he and his family flew to New York City. They saw the NY Mets at Citi Field, visited the Central Park Zoo and the Statue of Liberty, and toured through the city in a limo. Brandt’s favorite part of his wish trip was visiting the Microsoft Store on Fifth Avenue. He and his brother enjoyed some live gaming (hockey!) and Brandt was given an X-box to take home. “They treated him like royalty,” notes Brandt’s mom.

“Brandt’s wish came true in every aspect. It brought joy to the whole family to be there to celebrate his wish.”

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