South Florida’s Make-A-Wish grants 10,000th wish

Author: carolyn Brewster
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FORT MYERS, Fla.- Luke McCann, 12, wanted a “lighthouse man cave” and that’s exactly what he got. It was the 10,000th wish for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida.

He was diagnosed with Hemophilia B but he still goes to school, plays sports and some times even wants time away from his older sister. That’s when he had the idea of his very own man cave.

“He went to St. Augustine on a field trip in fourth grade and ever since then he has been researching lighthouses on the Internet and how to build them and coming up with his own little house plans,” said April McCann, Luke’s mother.

However, the McCanns didn’t know how to make those plans a reality so Make-A-Wish stepped in.

“We grant a wish every 16 hours in South Florida in this chapter and a child is referred to us every 12 hours so we’re always behind on it but we get them all done,” said Norman Wedderburn, the President and CEO of Make-A-Wish Southern Florida.

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