Irish Boy Has Dream Come True Thanks To Amazing Charity
Oliver Hand, aged 10 from Killiney Co. Dublin, who is living with Aplastic Anaemia and is awaiting a transplant, met his idol Jamie McDonald, famous football freestyler from the UK, all thanks to a new partnership between GameStop and Make-A-Wish®.
Launching in five European countries, including Ireland the partnership will see GameStop donating €1 for every FIFA ultimate team jersey sold in-stores and online through 31st December, benefitting children with life-threatening medical conditions in Ireland.
GameStop stores in Ireland will help grant wishes for children with critical illnesses.
Oliver also wished for ‘the whole game console package’ so he could play games before and after his operation when he will have to spend months post-transplant in isolation.
“GameStop has made an incredible impact on the lives of children, families and communities through its support of Make-A-Wish in North America,” said Make-A-Wish International President and CEO, Jon Stettner. He continued, “GameStop’s interest in expanding its support of Make-A-Wish to Europe, demonstrates the commitment both GameStop and Make-A-Wish share in bringing strength and transformation to children with critical illnesses. We couldn’t be more excited and grateful to have GameStop at our side – helping to make more life-changing wishes come true in Europe.”
“GameStop are proud to support the Make-A-Wish foundation and to introduce this partnership in Ireland. We hope that not only will we be able to make the gaming wishes come through for the children of Make-A-Wish, but with this donation on each jersey sold contribute to many other wishes and raise awareness of the great work of the Make-A-Wish foundation”. Thomas Mallon Marketing Manager GameStop Northern Europe.