Make-A-Wish® Tri-Counties Founded in 1985 by John & Linda Jensen of Camarillo, Make-A-Wish® Tri-Counties has granted the wishes of more than 1,600 local children in Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties on the central coast of California.
It all started with their son Jon's wish to visit the Kennedy Space Center with his family in 1985. John and Linda cherished the opportunity to spend time at the Kennedy Space Center with Jon, who was battling Neuroblastoma. The trip had been made possible by the Los Angeles chapter of Make-A-Wish® because there was not yet a local Make-A-Wish® organization. Shortly after, Jon lost his battle to the disease. The Jensen's were inspired by their wish experience and gathered several other individuals to establish a local chapter that would serve children with life-threatening medical conditions in our community.
I was blessed to hear Jon's brother Eric Jensen tell this powerful, emotional and inspirational story at the 2015 Wish Night, the 30th Anniversary Celebration of the chapter granting wishes. If you would like to experience a magical evening and share in the power of a Wish, please consider attending Wish Night on February 23, 2018.
Wishing all of you a very happy holiday season, and please keep those for whom the holidays are a struggle in your thoughts – and by actions when possible.