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January 08, 2019



(Chardon, Ohio) January 8th, 2019—  When Chardon High School senior Katy was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor, music helped bring her peace and distract her from the pain and medical treatments. On Monday, January 14th, Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana is granting Katy’s heartfelt wish to transform her high school choir room into a world-class facility so that other students can enjoy her love of music.

The day after receiving the diagnosis she had a brain tumor, Katy found solace in music therapy. During hospital stays she could often be found playing Mozart on a portable piano brought to her room.  “It was a really, really scary time, but music was and is her happy place,” reflected Katy’s mom.

You are invited to attend the wish reveal and speak with Katy, her mother, a Make-A-Wish representative, and others who will be available for interviews. A picture of Katy is attached.

WHAT: Choir room wish reveal for Katy, age 18
: Monday, January 14th, 2019
WHERE: Chardon High School; 151 Chardon Avenue, Chardon, OH 44024
TIME: 3:00 P.M.
Please check in at the Chardon High School front office by 2:45 as to not spoil the surprise for Katy and her family.
CONTACT: Katie Ferrell, Communications Manager, 816-986-0892 c/ 614-495-3713 o

Make-A-Wish relies on the financial support of the local community and organizations to grant wishes. Currently, only one out of every two eligible children gets their wish granted.

For more information on ways to help, visit, call 1-877-206-9474, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @makeawishohkyin.
About Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana

Make-A-Wish® creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We are on a quest to bring every eligible child's wish to life, because a wish is an integral part of a child's treatment journey. Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a critical illness. There are currently over 200 children in northeast Ohio who are awaiting their wish. For more details on how to get engaged with our chapter, please visit or follow us on social media @makeawishohkyin.

Press Contact

Kelly Phillips
Marketing Director- COH
2545 Farmers Drive Suite 300
Columbus, OH  43235

Phone : (614) 763-3716 x4231
Fax : (614) 923-0560

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