When Jonathan and his family were part of a mission trip to Zimbabwe, he wissed
more than 100 young boys living in an orphanage outside of the city. The orphanage raised crops
to provide food, but the boys always had to carry water to the fields in buckets (often long distances).
Jonathan, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor at the beginning of his Junior year in high school,
was referred to Make-A-Wish® by his doctor. With a combined love of world history and books, thoughts of
visiting Greece or maybe seeing the “lifetime locations” of one of his heroes like C.S. Lewis crossed his mind.
In his heart Jonathan decided that only one wish was really important to him: helping the orphan boys.
Selflessly, he told his volunteers that his one wish was for Make-A-Wish to install an irrigation system at the boys orphanage so the orphans could grow their own food (his wish was completed just in time for growing season)! Jonathan sadly lost his battle with cancer, but left a lasting wish for the little boys he loved so much
and taught all of us the true power of a wish.