Make-A-Wish NJ Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary and 12,000th Wish

Make-A-Wish New Jersey recently celebrated 40 years in service and granted its 12,000th wish since the chapter’s founding in 1983.

18-year-old Judah got the chance to experience the surprise of a lifetime. He wished for a Kubota BX Series 4WD Sub-Compact Tractor, and it was granted as a complete surprise at the Samuel & Josephine Plumeri Wishing Place, the wish-granting castle and home of Make-A-Wish New Jersey in Monroe Township (Middlesex County).

His tractor was delivered in grand style by wish-granting partners Highway Equipment Company from neighboring Millstone Township. Judah’s wish for a tractor to help him work on his family farm came true as a surprise, in front of his family and 100 Make-A-Wish alumni, staff and friends.

The mission of Make-A-Wish is to create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Judah is battling thalassemia, a life-threatening genetic blood disorder. He lives on a farm where his future goals include cultivating the land, feeding the animals, growing his own vegetables, and preparing his own meals from start to finish. Judah’s tractor, a specific model he chose, is a brand-new Tractor-Loader-Backhoe.

Make-A-Wish New Jersey creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. The organization believes in the fight against a critical illness, a wish serves as a catalyst for renewed strength and encouragement for every child and family on their journey.

For more information on Make-A-Wish New Jersey click here.

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