Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee Celebrates Granting 1,500 Wishes

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When 5-year-old Fallon returned home to the Nashville area Friday from a Make-A-Wish trip to Walt Disney World, it was also a big day for the Middle Tennessee chapter of the national nonprofit that helps bring joy to children with critical illnesses.Tennessee Star

Fallon’s trip marked the 1,500 wish granted by Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee.

Representatives from Nashville International Airport and Southwest Airlines hosted a welcome home party for Fallon and her family, according to a Make-A-Wish press release.

“What a great way to celebrate our 1,500th wish – welcoming home Fallon and her family,” said Beth Torres, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee. “It would not be possible to grant 1,500 wishes without the community support of partners like Nashville International Airport and Southwest Airlines.”

The welcome home party featured music from the Lonesome Dogs, balloons from Party Animals and treats from Homestyle Bakery.

Fallon has spent the last year recovering from a stem cell transplant to treat severe aplastic anemia. But she had a week-long trip to Florida theme parks to look forward to one day.

Fallon’s wish was one of more than 130 the Middle Tennessee chapter plans to grant this year. Wishes are made possible through generous contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations. The Middle Tennessee chapter was founded in 2000.

For more information or to find out how you can help, call 615-221-2200 or visit middletennessee.wish.org. To view more photos of Fallon’s homecoming, visit the Make-a-Wish Middle Tennessee’s Facebook page.

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