Mustaches for Kids Ottawa
12 Years of Growing Mustaches and Raising Money for Make-a-Wish
October 13th, 2015 by Brett Tackaberry
I wish to have … a Trailer!
Thomas, 5, suffers from severe sleep apnea also known as Hypoventilation and must receive constant monitoring at night by a registered nurse. Despite this he is a typical little boy who loves camping, fishing, and swimming. He wished to have a trailer so that he and his family could go on camping trips together. We surprised Thomas and his family with a limo ride from their home to an enormous garage hanger. Inside, Thomas found his brand new trailer! He also found another surprise: a brand new fishing rod. Thomas’ family was so grateful for everyone that helped make this wish possible. They have taken many camping trips in the trailer, and Thomas has been out fishing at every chance he gets. Thomas looks forward to all the great adventures they will share together.
I wish to have … An Artificial Rink!
Tyler, 16, suffers from meningococcal meningitis, a medical condition that took both of his legs and has required 18 surgeries. During his health struggles, Tyler found inspiration from Ben Delaney, an Ottawa sledge hockey athlete and amputee who played for Team Canada. Tyler wished for an artificial ice rink so that he could practice sledge hockey. Tyler’s wish was granted, and we surprised him with a special visit from Ben Delaney and his teammate Mark Dorion. Tyler was thrilled to meet his idol, and is inspired to keep practicing sledge hockey on his new indoor rink. Maybe we’ll see Tyler in the Olympics some day!
I wish to go …To London England!
Vinessa is a 12 year old girl from Ottawa who suffers from a severe heart condition. Vinessa wished to go to London, England where her favourite show Dr. Who is made. We surprised Vinessa on her birthday with the news that her wish would be granted. Vinessa is usually shy but she immediately started talking non-stop about everything she would like to do and see in London. On her wish trip, Vinessa loved exploring London and enjoyed the museums, a ride on the London Eye, and of course, a trip to Cardiff for the Dr. Who Experience event! “We really enjoyed the Tower of London private tour and of course Dr. Who Experience was amazing. Thank you so much for this amazing gift,” said Vinessa’s mom. Thanks to the donations of our generous Make-A-Wish supporters, Vinessa’s dream became a reality!