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article imageNova Scotia boy gets wish to watch Team Canada go for gold

By KJ Mullins     Feb 27, 2010 in Lifestyle
Graham Young, 17, has a dream. He wants to see his nation take the gold medal in Men's Hockey in Vancouver this Sunday. Children's Wish is making his dream reality.
Graham was just three years old when his parents learned he had Cystic Fibrosis. That didn't stop the young boy from playing Canada's sport. Even though his lung disease has made it hard to breathe Graham plays high school level hockey.
Six years ago Graham's parents were told that their son qualified for Children's Wish, a program that grants wishes for children with life-threatening illnesses. Graham had one wish and one wish only-"to watch the best hockey players in the world play with the weight of their nation on their back to try and capture gold."
For six years Graham was patiently waiting. On Sunday his dream will become reality as Team Canada goes head to head with Team USA at the Vancouver Winter Games. Graham will be there as a result of Children's Wish and long-time corporate supporter, Emera.
Emera worked the magic behind the scenes to make sure that Graham got his wish by contacting BCLC and the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation.
Each year Children's Wish grants wishes for eligible children. In 2010 they expect to make 1,000 dreams come true. They have never refused a wish to a child, generally granting three wishes a day. Each wish is tailored to the needs of a particular child and family.
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