On Wednesday, Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee celebrated the Williamson County community, the wishes that have been granted there, and they granted the wish of three-year-old Lennon Kimsey, of Brentwood, who is battling Leukemia. Lennon’s wish was a trip to Disney World.
Lennon’s wish was part of the non-profit’s Summer of Wishes program, launched this summer. The program celebrated the wishes that had been granted to Williamson County children with four hand-painted benches that were placed throughout downtown Franklin. The benches served also served as a reminder, bringing awareness to the children in the county that are currently waiting on their wish.
The benches were sponsored by Aon, The Lee Company, The Pilgrimage Festival, and The Williamson County Convention & Visitors Bureau. Sponsors worked with local artists Amy Wilson-Reilly of Paint Plus Canvas, Lynn Fritz of Dabble Studio, and Kayla Stark to create a unique vision for each bench. The benches were placed throughout Franklin at Frothy Monkey, Franklin Mercantile Deli, Landmark Booksellers, and The Visitors Center.
About Make-A-Wish® Middle Tennessee:
Together with its community of support, Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee grants wishes in 38 counties and has granted nearly 1,700 wishes since its founding in 2000. Nationally, Make-A-Wish grants a wish every 34 minutes and has granted more than 300,000 wishes in the United States since its inception in 1980. For more information about Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee, visit middletennessee.wish.org.