UW Combined Fund Drive

Make-A-Wish mileage drive

Capitan Tristan’s wish soars!

For years, 11-year-old Tristan has piloted his imaginary “Infinity Airlines” flights wherever he is: in his bedroom, backyard, or spending a long night within the four white walls of his hospital room undergoing treatment for a rare heart condition.

Each moment Tristan spends in his imaginary airplane soaring high above the clouds or studying his flight simulator app is an escape from the realities of therapies, exhaustion and many unknowns that come with pulmonary hypertension.

That’s why when Tristan found out he would receive a wish from Make-A-Wish, he immediately knew he wanted to be a pilot. During his wish, Tristan received his official pilot identification card, a welcome letter and official uniform. Then, it was off to work for Alaska Airlines’ newest pilot.

“It’s fun, you get to fly all over the world, you get to hear the engine sounds, you get to see all kinds of scenery,” Tristan said as he listed off the reasons he wanted to become a pilot. “You get to meet lots of different people, I get to meet the pilots and ask them questions.”

Tristan and his new crew even spent time in the flight simulator where they did takeoffs and landings; practiced flying in rain, snow and sunshine; and got a feel of what it’s like to pilot a commercial aircraft. Throughout the day, he astounded the crew with his knowledge of aircraft.

“I feel really refreshed, amazing and good about myself. Thanks to everybody over here, they helped make my dream come true!” said Tristan. “I had bundles of fun!”

You can join the UW Combined Fund Drive to help make local wishes come true!

When you grant a child’s wish, you help them replace fear with confidence, sadness with joy, and anxiety with hope. You can make this difference in the lives of local children with critical illnesses at no cost to you, simply by donating your unused airline miles.

HERE’S HOW YOU CAN HELP

Participate in the UW Combined Fund Drive mileage drive from March 2 – 20, 2020 and donate your unused airline miles! It’s easy!

  • Visit akwa.wish.org/uw and donate your unused airline miles or
  • Complete the mileage donation form
  • Help spread the word! Anyone can participate, so please be sure share the donation link with your colleagues, friends and family. Everyone is invited to make a difference!

You can help by donating miles towards wishes today. A wish does more than bring joy to children with critical illnesses. It gives them an edge in conquering their illnesses.Our goal is to raise 1 million miles to send wish kids like Tristan on their wish trip to the destination of their dreams.

DON’T HAVE AIRLINE MILES BUT STILL WANT TO HELP?

Your donation will help Make-A-Wish grant more wishes that transform the lives of kids with critical illnesses. Make your donation today at https://hr.uw.edu/cfd/give/.

Make wishes come true by donating today. It’s easy!

Thank you for providing hope, strength and joy to local families when they need it most!

You can join the UW Combined Fund Drive to help make local wishes come true!

When you grant a child’s wish, you help them replace fear with confidence, sadness with joy, and anxiety with hope. You can make this difference in the lives of local children with critical illnesses at no cost to you, simply by donating your unused airline miles.