Hope, Faith and a lot of Love

Faith McGraw laughs at Matt Ashman and Michael Hunt who work for Oasis Productions that planned the birthday event. Oasis Productions partnered with Make-A-Wish Georgia to make the birthday celebration a very special day for Hope and Faith.

Local Carroll County kids Hope and Faith McGraw celebrated an early birthday for World Wish Day, an annual celebration of the founding of the Make-A-Wish foundation since April 29, 1980. Hope and Faith are both wish kids that live with a very rare chromosomal disorder called Koolen DeVries Syndrome and are one in six wish kids in the country that was granted their wish on Friday, April 29. This early birthday celebration for the twins granted them both their wishes. Hope wished for a tree house while Faith wished to go on an Alaskan cruise.

On Friday, Make-A-Wish Georgia and Toys"R"Us teamed up to make Hope and Faith have a very special day. Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Make-A-Wish Georgia Amy Alvarez said that in the past seven years they have granted 7,000 wishes and has a goal to grant 400 wishes to local wish kids for 2016. However, Alvarez said there is a huge need for community heroes to help the organization, this can entail donating or volunteering. According to Alvarez, there are 750 kids in Georgia waiting on their wishes to be granted. You can find more information about Make-A-Wish Georgia at georgia.wish.org or call 770-916-WISH.

Hope and Faith McGraw step out of the limo that took them to their birthday party at Toys"R"Us in Smyrna.
8-year-old twins Hope and Faith McGraw of Whitesburg hug Geoffrey the Giraffe at Toys"R"Us in Smyrna Friday morning during their early birthday party. Hope and Faith celebrated this early birthday for World Wish Day, an annual celebration of the founding of the Make-A-Wish foundation since April 29, 1980. Hope and Faith are both wish kids that suffer from a very rare chromosomal disorder called Koolen DeVries Syndrome and are one in six wish kids in the country that was granted their wish today. This early birthday celebration for the twins grants them both their wishes. Hope wished for a tree house while Faith wished to go on an Alaskan cruise. In conjunction with World Wish Day, Toys"R"Us is hosting a one-day only social media fundraisor benefitting Make-A-Wish during which the company will donate one dollar for every retweet or hashtag of #AwesomeBirthday @toysrus.
The girls and family played games and had a mini photo shoot during the party.
Hope and Faith's mother Jami McGraw lovingly touches Hope's cheeks during Hope and Faith's birthday party.
"The M&Ms have our names on them!" - Hope McGraw
District Manager of Toys"R"Us Chuck Pierce presents Hope and Faith with $250 Toys"R"Us gift card.
Hope smiles as she accepts gifts from Make-A-Wish Georgia Vice President of Marketing and Communications Amy Alvarez. Alvarez hands Hope a beach towel for her Alaskan cruise.

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Melanie Boyd

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