NJ "Make-a-Wish" Child Donates His Wish to Less Fortunate

The 7-year-old boy asked that money be donated to St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in Paterson so less fortunate children could be treated.

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    The organization grants wishes to critically ill children, such as arranging trips to Disney World.

    Officials with the Make-A-Wish Foundation say a New Jersey child has turned down a chance to have a dream fulfilled because he would rather help sick children whose families are struggling to pay their medical bills.

    The organization grants wishes to critically ill children, such as arranging trips to Disney World.

    And when the 7-year-old Morris County boy — who has a genetic blood disorder — was approached about his wish, he asked that money be donated to St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in Paterson so less fortunate children could be treated.

    Make-A-Wish has donated $2,500 in the boy's name to start a hospital fund.

    Foundation spokeswoman Lindsey Pritzlaff says the boy's family wants him to remain anonymous, so he can learn the importance of doing good deeds without being praised.