It was a day of celebration at the Idaho State University College of Pharmacy. No they didn’t receive their degrees, commencement isn’t until May 11th. Instead they were celebrating the success of their annual spaghetti feed fundraiser which is making a wish come true for a young child with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
For 20 years now, the ISU College of Pharmacy has been hosting their annual Spaghetti Feed fundraiser and every year it gets bigger.
“We actually ran out of seating,” said Cherie Medford, a second-year pharmacy student at ISU. “We kind of tried to anticipate for that but the turnout was phenomenal. The participation from all the local businesses that year after year continue to support us with their donations and their attendance at the event…It’s just great to know that we live in a community where we can be part of something like this.”
This year’s event raised $7,000 for Jaxson, a 9-year-old boy from Pocatello who loves to swim. Jaxson is the youngest of four children and he suffers from Muscular Dystrophy. Jaxson's wish is already coming true as he and his family are currently vacationing in Hawaii.
“After meeting all the Make a Wish children, it was a great experience this year to have them come back and to meet Jaxson,” said Medford. “Just their spirit, they are so much fun to work with and so excited. It feels good to see all of this outreach actually impacting him and we’re really excited that he’s going to have this experience.”
The Make A Wish Foundation could always use a little help from the public to make dreams come true. You can reach their Pocatello office by calling 238-WISH (9474)