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The American Snuff Charitable Trust helps make wishes real

For the past 10 years, the American Snuff Charitable Trust has included Make-A-Wish Midsouth among its charitable causes, giving more than $72,000 to sponsor the wishes of eight children with life-threatening illnesses. The Make-A-Wish organization grants the wishes of children like these, enriching the human experience with joy, hope and strength.

Make-A-Wish Midsouth, with offices in Memphis, wrote that these experiences have impacted each family more than anyone could imagine. “It gives children, like the ones you sponsored, an emotional escape from their illnesses and re-energizes families for the journey that lies ahead,” the organization wrote in a thank you letter to the trust.

Among the children whose wishes have come true through the trust’s donations are:

  • Limberth, 5, who dreamed of toys and clothes, rode in a limousine to Target and made his dream come true.
  • Zariah, 12, who visited the set of her favorite TV show, “Bunk’d,” where the cast gave her VIP treatment and special gifts.
  • Bethany, 19, who went to Hawaii, attending a traditional luau and jumping into the blue water for a snorkeling tour.
  • Joseph, who held his 16th-birthday party on a riverboat, fishing, feasting and celebrating with friends and family.
  • Jasmine, 11, who traveled to Atlanta to meet and celebrate Christmas with her favorite TV host, Paula Deen.

Studies show that a wish experience is a powerful tool for reducing stress and instilling hope, Make-A-Wish wrote to the trust. “Because of sponsors like you, we are able to grant these wishes.”