A five-year-old Knox boy’s wish to the Make-A-Wish Foundation was granted yesterday during a 36-hour radiothon in Indianapolis.
The annual radiothon was held on WZPL on the Dave Smiley’s show and the goal was to raise $6,000 for each child’s wish and over $120,000 was needed to fulfill all of the wishes for children who suffer from life threatening illnesses.
Vance Flagg of Knox made a wish to go to San Diego and Sea World to visit all of the animals as he loves them so much. The wish was granted during the radiothon yesterday morning.
Vance suffers from AML, or Acute Myeloid Leukemia, and is currently undergoing chemotherapy treatments to help in the fight against this disease. He is at Riley Children’s Hospital and will be there through the Thanksgiving holiday. Vance’s dad, Todd, talked about how Vance’s name was chosen to be a part of this radiothon.
“It was mentioned by his social worker down at Riley to go ahead and have his name put into…I don’t know if it’s so much a lottery or how they do it…but Make-a-Wish reviewed his case to see if he met certain criteria for it. It had to be approved by his doctors and it goes in front of a Review Board. The children with life-threatening illnesses that are eligible are reviewed and he happened to be one of them that was picked for it,” said Todd Flagg.
Congratulations to Vance! He will be headed to San Diego sometime in February.