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  • A few weeks ago One Simple Wish received a wish from a young man who had aged out of foster care. He wished for a Kindle Fire...before he lost the use of his hands...His story was so touching we featured it on our Facebook page and within hours it was granted. Here is the update we received yesterday from his caseworker, Mike. It brings me to tears.

    "Good Morning Danielle - I can't begin to tell you how excited Tyquan was to learn about his Kindle. Ty has been approved to move into a group home and I've been compiling a "welcome basket" for him. I was so excited to receive the Kindle for him that I told him about the welcome basket and he had a smile from ear to ear. I asked him if he wanted it right now but in true "Ty spirit" - he said he would like to wait until he is in his new house.

    During our conversations I'll make notes of things he mentions - he never actually asks for anything - he never complains and I can absolutely tell you his young life (he turned 21 in November) has been a horror. He was diagnosed with this dreadful disease (ALS - Lou Gehrig's disease) about a year and a half ago - he knows there is no cure - he knows he will die in all likelihood before he reaches 25. Even with all this on his plate - he wants to learn Japanese, wants to be a psychologist - has dreams like any young person - you have made one of his dreams come true and I thank you from my heart. If I can ever return the favor, please call upon me...bless you... xo"
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