The Chartway Promise Foundation recently spread hope and magic to medically fragile children and their families in Utah. Through their partnership with Make-A-Wish Utah®, the foundation's series of events included fulfilling a 4-year-old's wish to visit Walt Disney World and providing therapeutic equipment to a teenager with a nervous system disorder. Chartway Promise has been one of Make-A-Wish Utah’s largest donors and has donated $2.7M over the past 13 years, allowing the organization to double their annual wish grants. 

Last week's activities started on Tuesday at a team member connection event at Top Golf in Salt Lake City, where 13-year-old Aimi was presented with a therapeutic hot tub. Fulfilling this wish during Mobility Awareness Month not only supports Aimi and her family but also raises awareness about children with mobility issues, providing Chartway members and the public an opportunity to participate in their month-long Get Moving with Your Giving campaign. 

“This gift will provide consistent comfort and relief to our daughter,” said Aimi’s father, Bradley. “Aimi was born in Japan and found relief and joy in hot springs and the bath culture. She finds immense joy in warm water activities that help relax her muscles after a major spinal surgery last year. We are so grateful to Make-A-Wish and the Chartway Promise Foundation.” 

The week-long festivities concluded on Thursday at the Chartway Promise Foundation’s 8th annual Putting for Promises golf tournament with a full field of golfers, sponsors, and volunteers. There, Make-A-Wish Utah surprised 4-year-old Ryan, who is in remission from leukemia, with the news that his wish to go to Walt Disney World is coming true thanks to a charitable grant from the Chartway Promise Foundation. Additional charity partners including Best Seat in the House, Ability Found, Primary Children's Hospital, and EyecCare4Kids, were also present on the course. 

"There are no words to fully express our appreciation for this incredible gift. At a time when joy has been scarce, this wish is a priceless opportunity to create lasting memories together,” said Ryan’s mother, Lindsay. “We are overwhelmed with gratitude to Chartway, the Promise Foundation, and all the kind-hearted supporters." 

Throughout the week, over 100 Chartway leaders, team members, community partners, and volunteers contributed their time and efforts to ensure these events' success. Thanks to their dedication and support, the annual charity golf tournament raised over $60K to bring joy, hope, and smiles to young heroes. 

"This week has been an extraordinary demonstration of what we can achieve together. The joy and hope we've been able to bring to these children and their families are what drives us to do more. Each smile, each moment of relief, reaffirms our dedication to our mission," explained Christine Wilson, president of the Chartway Promise Foundation. 

Chartway is committed to creating joyful, meaningful experiences for incredible children like Aimi and Ryan, demonstrating their unwavering dedication to improving their quality of life.