Sunday, November 30, 2014

Make-A-Wish Foundation Changes The Lives Of Oxford Mississippi Locals

The Chi Omega Sorority at the University of Mississippi pairs up with Make-A-Wish Foundation every year to grant wishes for individuals suffering from terminal illnesses. Not only is Make-A-Wish a part of the Chi Omega's philanthropy, but the ladies of the Chi Omega Sorority have a particularly special place in their heart for these individuals. Each member is dedicated to make strong efforts to get to know the children and build a lasting bond. In the fall of 2013, they were able to grant a wish to an Oxford native, Chance Tetrick.
As they sent Chance off to New York city, the relationship didn't stop there. Many lunch dates and basketball games were shared with many of the women of the Chi Omega sorority. Being able to continue to be with Chance every step of the way of his illness make these women continue to do what they do every year with the Make-A-Wish foundation. Chance's Landing is a Facebook group that was made in order to keep up with Chance's illness updates. The woman as a chapter would share and repost updates to spread the word of Chance throughout the Oxford community.

Every year the money raised for the Make-A-Wish foundation by the Chi Omega sorority is almost doubled than what they made the previous year. With the different philanthropy events held they always think of Chance and the previous individuals whom they have helped. They continue to do this because it is individuals like Chance that make all the hard work and time put in worth it. Chance Tetrick passed away in August 2014 and has been thought about everyday. Fins Up For Chance was a website made for Chance and his family.

Every philanthropy event since Chance's passing has been held in his honor. "Chi O Donuts" was the fall philanthropy event of 2014 and the ladies of Chi Omega raised over $13,000 for the Make-A-Wish foundation. The Chi Omegas are honored to help these individuals and have been honored for the relationships that have been built.

To donate or learn more about the Make-A-Wish foundation please visit: Make A Wish

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