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UVCA Grants Needy Child's Wish

UVCA Grants Needy Child's Wish

UVCA Members, Vendors, and Staff Raise $6455 to Grant A Child’s Wish - Jaelynn’s Wish for a Bedroom Makeover

Jaelynn, who was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, wished to have a room redo in her favorite colors: white, black, and mauve. The UVCA PR Committee decided to help through Make-A-Wish Greater Virginia, as part of our Spring “As You Wish” convention program. We needed to raise at least $5,000 to grant Jaelynn’s wish -- and thanks to you, we exceed that goal by nearly $1500! A total of $6455 was raised between February 23 and April 23, 2021.

Make-A-Wish Greater Virginia worked with Jaelynn to design her perfect room and recently celebrated her granted wish on April 13 at her Midlothian, Virginia home. A special guest even came to her outdoor wish celebration: Jaelynn’s physician who has been treating her since birth. As Jaelynn’s doctor walked up the driveway, she exclaimed, “I wouldn’t have missed your wish day for anything!” Jaelynn’s new bedroom includes a beautiful new vanity, dresser, bed, and sophisticated décor that she hand-picked.

Jaelynn’s room will be an oasis for her as she continues her battle with cystic fibrosis, giving her a relaxing place to retreat no matter what the day holds.

We understand that contributors aren’t looking for recognition, but we’d like to thank the following for making Jaelynn’s wish come true.

Scott Banks, DC
Jeff Borenstein, DC
David Brents, DC
Julie Connolly, FICC
Camille D’Amato, DC
David Dolberg, DC
Brian Dolmat, DC
Stephen Eggleston, DC
Makda Getachew, DC
Tess Graf, DC
Jay Greenstein, DC
Brian Jensen, DC
Carmen Johanning, DC
Shawn Keegan, DC
Demetrious Kydonieus, DC
Melissa Luce
Katrina Mayes, DC
Don McAllister
R. Taylor Myers, DC
Chris Perron, DC
Drs. Brian & Jennifer Prax
Sam Spillman, DC
Susan Santjer, DC
Christine Stewart, DC
Steve Trauben, DC
Chris Ubert, DC
Chris Virusky, DC
8 Anonymous Contributors

The following supporting suppliers pitched in BIG-TIME, too, raising over $2500 between just six companies!

Adam Kae & Associates
Chirocenters Management Corporation
Computer Troubleshooters
Laser Biotech International
Professional Co-op Services

For more information, contact the UVCA.

About the Virginia Chiropractic Association: The Virginia Chiropractic Association was founded in 1925. Its mission is to help doctors of chiropractic deliver exceptional care and it strives to improve and advance public health and well-being. Clinical and practice management education, doctor and staff training, and promoting the positive message of chiropractic are three keys ways in which the organization achieves these goals.

About Make-A-Wish Greater Virginia: When a family in your community hears the devastating news that their child has been diagnosed with a critical illness, life changes forever. Hospital stays, doctor’s visits and treatments become their new normal. Make-A-Wish invites wish kids into a world of possibilities — where the exciting anticipation of a wish-come-true helps them believe in better days ahead. A wish replaces fear with confidence, sadness with joy and anxiety with hope. Now more than ever, this hope is essential. Make-A-Wish is committed to ensuring that no child waits even one unnecessary day to experience the hope and joy that a wish brings. For more information visit or call 804-217-9474.

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