Local Boy Receives Wish to Visit San Diego Zoo

He also received a private tour of the Duke Lemur Center in Durham
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Photo courtesy of Bob Karp Photography

Jensen, a cheerful 7-year old from Wake County who has a cardiac condition, yearned for an opportunity to visit the San Diego Zoo, one of the world’s most spectacular animal parks. On April 12, his wish was granted by Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina, along with the fundraising efforts of Apex Friendship High School through the Kids for Wish Kids program. Prior to the wish reveal ceremony, Jensen received a private tour of the Duke Lemur Center in Durham. 

Make-A-Wish creates life-changing experiences for children with critical illnesses living in eastern North Carolina. Research shows children who have wishes granted build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a serious illness; and gain hope, confidence and joy from these experiences. Learn more at eastnc.wish.org.


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