A 13-year-old boy will have his wish granted to go on a Disney Cruise Line cruise thanks in part to a fundraiser held by a Gilbert high school.
Elijah, 13, is battling muscular dystrophy and his one wish is to go on a Disney Cruise Line cruise.
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Thanks to an "Arm Wrestle Challenge," a worldwide campaign to bring awareness to the fact that it takes "muscle" to grant wishes to Arizona children with critical illnesses, Elijah's wish will be granted.
Williamsfield High School will be hosting an Arm Wrestling Challenge on Monday at 8:20 a.m.
Kids at the high school will pay to compete to raise money for future Arizona wishes.
Williamsfield High School also hosted a Wish Week, where students raise money to adopt a wish. A check will be presented to Arm Wrestling judge Elijah.
The Arm Wrestle Challenge is part of a month-long "World Wish Day campaign" featuring WWE superstar John Cena, actor Johnny Depp and Steve Harvey.
The campaign theme is "Wishes Take Muscle." Throughout April, Make-A-Wish Arizona has 24 wishes on its schedule to grant in one month, helping wish kids focus on the fact that a wish can give kids the mental strength to fight their illness. The campaign also honors the donors, doctors, volunteers and other supporters who lend their muscles.
Make-A-Wish challenges people around the world to participate in the "#ArmWrestleChallenge."
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