A New Jersey boy has decided to refuse his Make-a-Wish Foundation gift in order to help kids who are worse off than he is.
Fox 29 reported today that the anonymous seven-year-old boy will not have his wish fulfilled. Instead, he has asked the foundation to make a donation of $2,500 to St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in Paterson to help families struggling to pay their medical bills.
The organization normally makes grants to critically ill children so they can fulfill childhood dreams such as visiting Disney World or meeting celebrities. The Morris County boy has a genetic blood disorder.