Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Kansas Boy Has Wish Granted Through Make-A-Wish, American Dream

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — A 10-year-old boy battling a severe form of epilepsy was treated to a PAWsome good time on Tuesday (June 14), meeting the crime-fighting canine heroes of the PAW Patrol.

Make-A-Wish grants Logan's wish to experience Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park and meet the characters of "PAW Patrol." (Jarrett Birnbaum | American Dream)

Logan Wisehart, of Wamego, Kansas, has spent most of his young life in and out of hospitals, fighting the symptoms of Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. But instead of a doctor, Wisehart spent Tuesday with his favorite pups, thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and New Jersey’s American Dream mall.

Wisehart’s wish was to meet the PAW Patrol team and spend the day at the mall’s Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park.

“He had a rough year last year. He had to have three different surgeries for his implant and then his tonsil removal and then they had to fix the implant,” Wisehart’s mom Melissa told PIX11. “So he had a really rough year and they thought maybe this would help boost his spirits.”

Wisehart, his parents, and his sister received the red carpet treatment at the mall, where American Dream and Make-A-Wish New Jersey planned a day of activities for Logan and his family that included the theme park and the character meet-and-greet. Logan also got to experience the New Jersey SEA LIFE Aquarium, Angry Birds Mini Golf and DreamWorks Water Park, with the boy also getting treated to a few must-haves from Toys “R” Us.

Logan’s mom hopes that memories of the day will buoy her son’s spirits in the long months ahead.

“He will talk about this, I am sure, for months,” she said. “He will look at those pictures from here and watch these videos for months, I’m sure, if not longer.”

"We are thrilled to partner with Make-A-Wish New Jersey to make Logan's dream come true," Melissa Howard, the mall's public relations director, said. "We created this world-class destination to put a smile on kids' faces, just like Logan, and are glad to have a partner like Make-A-Wish to grant wishes in our community and beyond."

"We are grateful for our partnership with American Dream," Michael Dominick, assistant vice president of marketing and corporate alliances at Make-A-Wish New Jersey, said. "Generous friends in the community that deliver life-changing wishes are important to our mission as we continue to reach more eligible children like Logan. A wish restores hope and joy for wish children when it is needed most, and, on Tuesday, Logan experienced the hope and joy of a wish come true.

To find out more about Make-A-Wish and to donate, visit

Additional source: Patch.

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