Make-A-Wish And Zaxby's To Grant 1,000 Wish Monday

3-Year-Old To Receive Labradoodle Puppy

Friday, August 16, 2013

Make-A-Wish East Tennessee will be celebrating the granting of its one 1,000th wish Monday at Riverview Park in Chattanooga. Three-year-old Chattanooga native Cooper will be receiving his wish for a Labradoodle puppy, and his family will accept the puppy on his behalf while he recovers from surgery.  

Cooper’s family will celebrate the wish with other Make-A-Wish families, donors and Chattanooga residents.  

Make-A-Wish East Tennessee’s first wish child, Joey, who was referred in September 1988 and received his wish in March 1989, will also be attending the celebration. 

In honor of the thousands of children the chain serves every year, Zaxby’s is helping to grant the wishes of more than 50 children, including sponsoring Cooper’s wish, throughout its 13 state footprint, as part of its third year teaming up with the organization.  

Make-A-Wish East Tennessee and Cooper’s family will travel to Pittsburgh on Tuesday to continue the celebration and present Cooper with his new puppy.


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