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Mexico teen’s Wish Comes True – Alyssa David Gets ‘The Surprise Of A Lifetime’

MEXICO, NY – Recently, Mexico Wish Kid Alyssa David got the surprise of a lifetime as she celebrated her 14th birthday.

Alyssa David and her family are all smiles as she sits on her new Arctic Cat ATV.
Alyssa David and her family are all smiles as she sits on her new Arctic Cat ATV.

Make-A-Wish Central New York presented her with a personalized Arctic Cat all-terrain vehicle.

Alyssa has a life-threatening gastrointestinal disorder and her one true wish was for an ATV to spend more time outdoors with family and friends.

On the evening of her birthday celebration, Make-A-Wish surprised her with the custom grey and black ATV, which awaited her in a truck just outside of the restaurant.

When she saw the ATV for the first time, Alyssa was all smiles.

After receiving the ATV, Make-A-Wish Wish Granting Volunteer Terry Baum, of Oswego, asked, “What do you think? Do you like it?”

Alyssa responded, “I don’t like it… I absolutely love it!”

“She kept saying, ‘This is awesome! This is awesome!’” Alyssa’s father, Shawn David said.

Alyssa David gets a chance to ride her ATV for the first time.
Alyssa David gets a chance to ride her ATV for the first time.

Incorporated in 1985, Make-A-Wish Central New York is dedicated to granting the special wishes of children, between the ages of 2 ½ and 18, who are living with life-threatening medical conditions.

Since its inception, the organization has granted more than 1,500 wishes throughout its 15-county region, which includes Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Otsego,  St. Lawrence, Tioga and Tompkins counties.

Make-A-Wish is able to continue to share the power of a wish thanks to the generous support of the community.

For more information, visit www.cny.wish.org, call (800) 846-WISH, or email [email protected]