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Jun 02

Welcome Home Atalana

Posted by QuiBids under Charity, QuiBids Employees

Out of the many charitable organizations we support, Make-a-Wish Foundation is one of them.  This past week, QuiBids fulfilled a wish for a lovely 9-year-old girl named Atalana who was a ‘Wish Kid’ at the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  Atalana is a recent recipient of a heart transplant whose wish was to go to Disney World.  We were honored to send Atalana and her family on a well-deserved 6-day vacation to the happiest place on earth!

Atalana and her family arrived home from Disney World on Tuesday night to their very own welcome home party!   A bunch of QuiBids employees were at the gate holding signs and cheering their arrival, but we weren’t the only fans excited to welcome the family home.  Three local mascots came to show their support.  In attendance were the Oklahoma County Sheriff Department’s Mascot (Briscoe), Boomer from The University of Oklahoma, and Derrick from the OKC Barons.  As soon as Atalana and her family walked through the gate, we filled the airport lobby with tons of noise.  Thank goodness they didn’t kick us out!  Ha.  Atalana and her siblings never stopped smiling and laughing, mostly because of the crazy antics from the mascots!  We love our mascots!  Side note: Did you know mascots can pretty much get away with whatever they want? They were jumping on top of and all around trashcans and luggage carriers around the lobby.  It was down right hysterical and a lot of fun.

Anyway, after recounting her favorite memories from the trip, we surprised Atalana with a gift basket full of all sorts of presents: CDs and DVDs from her favorite artists, Hannah Montanah and Justin Beiber!  Did we mention they were there?!  Ok, maybe just their cardboard cutouts, but still…  Her favorite sports team is the Oklahoma Sooners, so she was obviously thrilled to see she had received personalized autographed OU memorabilia from none other than former Coach Barry Switzer and former Heisman winner, Jason White!

We were incredibly honored to be a part of this experience for Atalana.  Thank you to the Make-a-Wish Foundation and to Atalana and family!

QuiBids makes a 9-year-old heart transplant recipient's wish come true after sending her and her family to Disney World through the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

QuiBids fulfilled the wish of Atalana, a sweet 9 year old heart transplant recipient who's wish was for her and her family to go to Disney World.

 

UPDATE: 01-13-2012

We recently stumbled across the Oklahoma Chapter of Make-A-Wish Foundation and discovered that QuiBids is the Featured Adopt-A-Wish sponsor.  We are very thankful for the recognition, but even more thankful to Make-A-Wish Foundation for all of the wonderful things they do.