When You Give to Make-A-Wish for the #BNBlogathon, This Is What You're Making Happen

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When You Give to Make-A-Wish for the #BNBlogathon, This Is What You’re Making Happen

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Certainly, the BN Blogathon is about getting crazy trade rumor coverage at the Trade Deadline on July 30 and 31, and your donations have gotten me up to 35 hours of coverage (you can still get five more!). But at it’s core, what we’re really trying to do is raise funds for Make-A-Wish in service of their mission to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

I wanted to share a story with you about a recent wish that brought a young Cubs fan so much joy, and remind you that this is why we do the Blogathon, and why your donations are so deeply appreciated.

From Make-A-Wish Illinois:

This is Austin and he’s 10 years-old from Saint Charles. He’s been battling some tough rounds of brain surgeries for his epilepsy. During his wish, he took a fancy limo to and from Wrigley where he got to go to the dugout and meet Anthony Rizzo! Afterwards, they had awesome seats to watch the game and were treated to a delicious Maggiano’s dinner.

The wish to meet Rizzo gave him something to look forward to. He’s used to being different but not in a way that makes him happy, but this wish made him exceptionally happy.

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Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.