The Vegas Golden Knights and Allegiant Air are teaming up with the Make-a-Wish Foundation to grant the wish of a young fan.
According to an article written by Stephanie Overton on 8NewsNow.com, this 8-year-old girl, Annabelle Hanson, suffers from cystic fibrosis. A quick Google search on cystic fibrosis (CF) will tell you that about 35,000 people in the U.S. suffer from this genetic disorder, which causes problems with breathing and digestion. Thick, sticky mucus blocks airways, traps germs, and causes frequent lung infections such as bronchitis and pneumonia.
Even with all of these health problems, Annabelle Hanson of Janesville, California, loves playing hockey in her small town on the eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. She hopes one day to play forward in the big leagues.
Annabelle is also an avid fan of the Vegas Golden Knights. Per Overton’s article, the team is going to host the Hanson family for a weekend of fun, thanks to Make-a-Wish Southern Nevada. Her special weekend will include “having lunch with the team, pulling the siren at the game, attending the game as a special guest and getting to meet her favorite player, Mark Stone.”
Incidentally, Annabelle and her family will fly to and from Las Vegas on Allegiant Air, with corporate offices right here in Summerlin. This will mark the 2,000th wish granted by the local airline. Quoting from Overton’s article: “The airline has provided free air travel to wish kids and their families from around the country and made sure they make it to their wish destinations.”
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Larry Martino is the long-time Afternoon Drive personality on 96.3 KKLZ. The views and opinions expressed in this blog are those of Larry Martino and not necessarily those of Beasley Media Group, LLC.