Friday, November 27, 2009
Nice story about Roloff family and Make A Wish Foundation
I hope all of the visitors to our site had a happy Thanksgiving :-) (those from the United States, but best wishes to all of our visitors from all around the world too!)
This isn't really recent, however it's a very nice article about the wonderful Make A Wish Foundation and the Roloff family.
Luke Inspired by Meeting Reality Show TV Star Matt Roloff
On Monday nights, Luke, a sweet three-year-old boy diagnosed with severe congenital scoliosis, always looks forward to watching his favorite TV show, Little People Big World, on The Learning Channel. When it came time to decide on a wish, Luke knew exactly what he wanted it to be - a trip to meet the star of the show, Matt Roloff.
Matt, along with his wife, Amy, and one of his sons, is a dwarf, but has overcome the challenges of his condition, has succeeded in the business world and now runs his own business - Roloff Farms in Oregon. Being small himself because of his medical condition, Luke relates to the family, especially the father, and was excited to meet the cast of the show. In March, Luke and his family traveled from their hometown of Bethlehem, PA, to the Roloff's farm in Oregon. In the days preceding the big day, Luke explored Portland, Oregon, and enjoyed watching the wildlife at the Oregon Zoo. When his gloriously sunny wish day finally arrived, Luke and his family were escorted in a limousine to Roloff Farms. At the entrance, Luke was met by Matt Roloff and his assistant.
Although Luke was shy at first, Matt's welcoming and friendly nature made Luke warm up to him. Matt took Luke and his family on a tour of the farm on the Mule, a special vehicle, and welcomed them into his home. Soon, Amy and their four children came home from work and school and were very sweet with Luke and the rest of his family. One of Matt's sons, Jeremy, offered to take Luke for another ride to the farm's tree house and pirate ship.
After a wonderful afternoon at Roloff Farms, Luke said in a very sweet voice to Matt and Amy: "I had a really nice time with you today." That night, Luke's mom, Tracy, said that Luke is going to be talking about his wonderful wish experience for a long time. Luke is very happy that his wish came true, and the memories of the whole experience are sure to stay with him for a lifetime.
Check out their website for the whole article and pictures and learn more information about the Make-A-Wish Foundation here: