Eight-year-old Underwood suffers from ageasis of corpus callusum, a brain defect that does not allow the bone around the brain to form properly.
Her wish of visiting The Walt Disney World Resort is being granted by Chi Omega through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Underwood and her family will be visiting Orlando, Fla. on Oct. 16-22.
A Disney Princess-themed send-off party for Underwood and her family will take place on Monday, Sept. 5, at 6 p.m. in the Mountainlair Ballrooms.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation is Chi Omega’s national philanthropy, and this will be one of two wishes that the sorority will grant this fall. Chi Omega hosts various philanthropic events throughout the year to fundraise in order to grant a wish, since the wishes cost around $4,500 each.
“We are thrilled to grant this wish particularly, since it is great to see all of the funds we raised will go to a well-deserving child in the Morgantown area,” said Ali Mols, president of Chi Omega. “We are very happy to make Hannah’s wish come true.”
The Make-A-Wish Foundation benefits children who have life-threatening illnesses or situations, and grants wishes to children between the ages of 2-18. A wish is granted every 40 minutes.
To learn more about Chi Omega, visit http://chaptersites.chiomega.com/default.aspx?site=20. To learn more about the Make-A-Wish Foundation, visit http://www.wish.org/.
CONTACT: Sarah O’Rourke, Chi Omega Theta
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