1998: Robin is 5-years-old – and already faces more hardship than most people can understand.
He gets a frequent respite from his medical challenges, though, because every time the ice cream man visits, Robin feels a joy that can’t be beat.
But something tugs at him. Robin knows that some of the kids in his neighborhood don’t have money for ice cream.
One day, Robin had a couple of visitors… Make-A-Wish® wish granters who are there to help grant Robin's one true wish. And – they reel in shock! Robin asks them to grant a wish that is the essence of all that’s good and selfless. He asks to be the boss of the ice cream man so he can give ice cream to all of the other kids in his neighborhood.
That’s just Robin being Robin.
Robin remembers every detail of his wish and he wouldn’t change a thing. He also remembers being away from his family for his treatment – just he and his mother, most of the time. The day Robin’s wish came true, he saw everyone again. “I can always look back and remember them all being there,” Robin says.
The impact of Robin’s Make-A-Wish experience lives on today. His mother, Cheryl, was on the Board of our chapter, Make-A-Wish Texas Gulf Coast and Louisiana. And Robin? He still has the same giving nature and willingness to spread the word of what a Make-A-Wish experience can do.
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