Hey guys, we have a rather special announcement and program for today. One of our readers, Eric, is a student at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and his class is partnering with Make-A-Wish, a nonprofit organization that grants ‘wishes’ to young children with life-threatening diseases. The wish Eric’s class is working on is to provide a 13-year old boy with a brain tumor named Will (see the picture below the jump) the chance to go to Hawaii on a dream trip for the Maui Jim Invitational in November.
Eric reached out to me to ask me to help publicize it, and I’m more than happy to do so, since I’ve heard a lot of good things about Make-A-Wish, and this would be my first time cooperating with them. Paypal donations are now being accepted at [email protected]. For the next 48 hours, not only will all the donations also count towards the Desolate Era queue, I’ll also personally match 50% of the donations (up to a maximum of $500).
Wuxiaworld, let’s work together to make a kid’s wish come true!
EDIT: I’ve seen a few questions regarding the veracity of this program, and I want to put your minds to rest. I’ve reached out to the class professor in question, Professor Jim Kitchen, through his publicly searchable contact information, and he has verified that this is indeed a class project and that Eric is indeed his student. This sort of program is something Professor Kitchen has done in the past, and it has been reported on by UNC’s official blog in the past as well. It’s all very legitimate; I wouldn’t put it on Wuxiaworld if I had any doubts at all!