Make-a-Wish: 'I have a magic wand on my desk, and it works'
EUGENE, Ore. - A 17-year-old in Eugene didn't have to wish upon a star to have his dream of a personal man cave come true.
Make-a-Wish Foundation hosted Waffles and Wishes at the Eugene Hilton Wednesday morning to grant Barrett Stephens his wish.
Stephens was diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma Cancer last June.
During his treatment, his mother met one of the Make-a-Wish Foundation organizers, who asked what Stephens would want for a wish.
At Wednesday morning's event, the charity gave Stephen room accessories, including a big screen TV, bed and a mini fridge.
Organizers presented Stevens with a Duck-themed room - and even got some actual Duck football players to surprise him.
"You feel awesome, especially when you guys open that curtain up and the smile on that kid's face - it's just amazing," said Duck football player Dustin Haines.
Laila Umpleby, the CEO of Make-A-Wish in Oregon, said she feels fortunate to make one more dream come true.
"I have a magic wand on my desk," she said, "and it works."
The organization is holding a raffle to help support its work. You can find out more at orwish.org.