Make-A-Wish, Barry University team up to grant teen a lifelong wish


Barry University partnered with Make-A-Wish Southern Florida to give a Miami teenager his lifelong wish: to visit the headquarters of Apple in California.

On Saturday night, the wish for 17-year-old Gustavo was unveiled at a “reveal party” on during a basketball game on the university campus in Miami Shores. The last names of Make-A-Wish recipients are not disclosed. Gustavo suffers from a life-threatening neurological condition, according to organizers.

The “reveal” party was organized by Make-A-Wish, Barry’s Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Sports and Exercise Science Department. Barry student athletes and SES graduate students have pledged to raise a total of $15,000 not only to fund Gustavo’s wish to visit Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., but the wishes of two additional wish kids.

Since 2009, Barry University has been one of the number one wish granters in South Florida. Barry Athletics and SES have raised more than $50,000 for the foundation in the past five years, granting the wishes of two children a year since 2011.

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