SEATTLE – The Storm will host Hannah, an 11-year-old child from the Make-A-Wish program, which grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions, on Aug. 20 as Seattle welcomes the Los Angeles Sparks to KeyArena.
Hannah will be able to meet the team at its morning shoot around starting at 10 a.m., have locker room access to pregame meetings and sit behind the Storm bench during the game. The experience is part of a special partnership that Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington has with the Storm each year and is an enhancement to Hannah’s wish experience, which was to go to Disney World.
Since 1986, Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington has granted wishes to more than 5,200 children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. This year, the local chapter will grant more than 300 wishes. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true can influence the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illnesses and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the family.
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