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Radio Station Helps Cancer Patientís Wish Come True

Topic: Youth-Focused Initiatives
Date Posted: 10/19/2015

Centennial Broadcastingís WFVA-AM and WBQB-FM Fredericksburg, Va., aired a September 1 interview with Andi McConnell of the Fairy Godmother Project and Ceili, an 18-year-old who had decided to stop her cancer treatments. Ceili wanted to see the Rocky Mountains with her family, but cannot fly commercially due to her weakened immune system. Word of Ceiliís wish spread after the interview, which WFVA also shared via a podcast. Sister station WBQB-FMís Facebook post resulted in more than 2,000 shares. Within two days, a pilot volunteered to fly her family. Donations covered the $15,000 fuel cost, plus lodging and food for the trip.

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