Aly, an 18-year-old from Austin who has a metabolic disorder, wished for an in-home recording studio. In May, Zach Foley, Lead Operations for the Windermere area, presented her with a wish basket including home decor, desk supplies and posters of her favorite bands. Aly shared that she wanted a place to record music during her time in college. She plans to attend Texas State University in the fall while living at home and majoring in forensic anthropology and psychology.
Caliyah, a 9-year-old from Dallas with a rare blood disorder, was granted a trip to St. Thomas with her family. In July, Caliyah was surprised with a tropical-themed celebration complete with cupcakes, custom pink balloons spelling her name and snow cones. Terry Benton, Vice President of Operations for North Texas, presented her with a basket of her favorite things, including sour gummy worms, JoJo Siwa bows and a personalized beach towel for her trip. In St. Thomas, Caliyah got to go parasailing, swim with dolphins, kayak and spend time with her family.
Issah, a 14-year-old from Houston battling leukemia, was granted his wish to have a game room makeover. He wanted a place of his own to play with his friends and live stream his Fortnite adventures. In August, we surprised Issah with a gamer-themed wish reveal party hosted at our headquarters in Sugar Land, including a personalized cookie cake, custom balloons and 25 members of the Texas Water Utilities team cheering him on. Melissa Rich, Vice President of Operations for the Southeast region, presented Issah with a brand new Oculus and gaming PC. Now, Issah has the best gaming setup of all his friends.
Texas Water Utilities is proud to partner with Make-A-Wish to provide life-changing experiences for children across the state with critical illnesses.