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Make a wish has granted wishes for more than 30 years
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The Make-A-Wish Found-ation, which granted its first wish in 1980, has helped children with life-threatening medical conditions realize their dreams for more than 30 years.Beth Torres, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish for Middle Tennessee, and Joyce McDaniel, a member of the board of directors of Make a Wish Foundation of Middle Tennessee, sat down with the Review last week to discuss local efforts to grant wishes to children with life-threatening conditions.Torres told the Review that the two things the organization needs most in this area are volunteers and children who with wishes."Locally we're out talking to people in the area about what we do, and we're looking to connect with kids who might make a wish," Torres said. "We are looking for any kids between two-and-a-half and 18 who are facing a life-threatening illness. Our kids don't have to be terminal.We have 38 counties in Middle Tennessee, and we grant about 100 wishes a year.