Since 1980, the Make-A-Wish Foundation® has enriched the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions through its wish-granting work. Since its beginning, the organization has reached more than 174,000 children around the world. The Foundation’s mission reflects the life-changing impact that a Make-A-Wish® experience has on children, families, and entire communities. To learn more about the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Orange County and the Inland Empire please visit www.wishocie.org.
Nathan Jurczyk and Merchant Services Irvine partnered with the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Orange County/Inland Empire to make the wish of Daniel, a fun-loving 16 year-old, come true. When the time came to meet with the wish granters, an excited Daniel knew exactly what his wish would be; to have a New York City shopping spree!
Daniel loves building things and spending time with friends in his downtime. Although he is living with hepatocellular carcinoma, a type of cancer, Daniel has dreams of one day playing for his favorite football team, the San Diego Chargers. Daniel has always dreamed of going to New York City and he couldn’t wait for the big trip to arrive!
With all of the arrangement made, Daniel and his family were whisked away to New York City for the trip of a lifetime. They were given the rock star treatment while traveling in style throughout Manhattan and shopping for everything Daniel could have ever dreamed of. He selected stylish new school clothes, several pairs of shoes, tons of video games, and even chose gifts for his siblings and parents.
Next, Daniel visited the Statue of Liberty where he and his family were given a special tour. From there they saw other sites of the big city. Throughout their visit they snapped tons of photos so they could share them with friends and family back home.
Daniel’s New York shopping spree was greater than he could have ever imagined and has provided precious memories to him and his family. “Every moment of hope, joy or happiness that these kids get to enjoy with their families is something so special and we are blessed by the opportunity that we have to help make these wishes a reality,” noted Nathan Jurczyk, Vice President of Merchant Services. “It really goes back to our core values as a company and the importance of giving back to our communities.”
About Merchant Services
Founded in 1995, Merchant Services is a leading provider of e-commerce solutions to businesses throughout the United States. Recognized in 2009 by Inc. Magazine as one of The 5000 Fastest Growing Privately-Held Companies in the U.S., Merchant Services provides sound, reliable and cost-effective bankcard and e-commerce support to tens of thousands of business partners nationwide.
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