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Lyndsay Fox, 7-year-old Big Run girl, gets Make-A-Wish shopping spree


Big Run, PA – Friday was a big day for a little girl from Big Run who is battling a rare type of cancer, LCH… Lyndsay Fox, a bright 7-year-old girl with a lot of personality, finally got her wish through Make-A-Wish!

Originally the family had hoped to go to Disney World, but they decided a few weeks ago to cancel the trip because of all of the uncertainty with COVID-19 and not wanting to put Lyndsay’s immune system at risk.

Instead, Lyndsay rolled with the punches and decided to do a shopping spree instead.

She said she wanted to get stuff to redo her room, and she’ll buy toys and whatever else she wants with the rest of the money. It’s all up to her!

A limo picked up the family on Friday to go to lunch at Hoss’s, and then they headed to Lowes and Wal-Mart to pick out whatever Lyndsay wanted there. She would also get taken by limo back to her house to order anything online that she wanted.

Happy Wish Day to Lyndsay!

Keep listening on Monday morning on our radio stations! We’ll have an audio interview with Lyndsay’s family about the Make-A-Wish shopping spree.

Want to learn more about Lyndsay’s journey and show her some support? Her family has created a Facebook group.

Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis is a cancer that generally affects the skin and bones but can involve any organ in the body. Lyndsay has been undergoing chemotherapy. Her final chemotherapy infusions are coming up soon, and then she’ll continue on liquid chemo at home through July. She’s expected to be able to ring the “done with chemo” bell at the hospital this August!

Make-A-Wish grants magical wishes to children dealing with critical illnesses, allowing them to forget about their medical conditions and just be a kid.

Some kids wish for vacations, to redecorate their rooms, for pets, to meet one of their heroes or anything that they could dream of. It’s about more than just one day of fun… these memories last a lifetime and can truly make a difference.

Would you like to donate to our local Greater PA and WV Make-A-Wish, helping grant those magical wishes to kids like Lyndsay?

Please visit the Greater PA and WV Make-A-Wish website, or call directly to make a local donation to the Punxsutawney office at 814-938-888.