Conway Corporation employees donated to grant a wish through the Make-a-Wish Foundation and surprised ten-year-old Braedon and his family last week with a trip to the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.
After his weekly doctor appointment in Little Rock, Braedon and his family went to Conway Corporation for what he believed was an educational tour that included rides in many of Conway Corporation’s vehicles including a bucket truck. He was in for a shock though as the tour made its way to the conference room where employees were dressed as Disney characters to tell Braedon his wish to visit Disney had been granted.
"Volunteering is one of the great things about being a local company. Our employees not only care about our customers, but about the community we all share," Conway Corporation CEO Richard Arnold said. "I am proud to be a part of our great community and very proud to work with such a generous group of people."
According to a study conducted by Make-A-Wish America, ninety-five percent or more of volunteers and wish parents agreed that a wish experience contributes to improvements in wish children’s mental and emotional health by producing a positive outlook characterized by hope, joy and happiness.
"Conway Corporation is a local company, making a difference in the life of a child in their own community," Ev Kent, Development Coordinator for Make-A-Wish Mid-South, said. "Braedon had such an amazing day and it was all because of the generosity of Conway Corporation’s employees. That is one of great things about sponsoring a wish — the employees actually get to see how their hard work and generosity benefit a child with a life-threatening medical condition."