Tysen's Mission to a Million Raises $200K in One Year
Local teen raised money for Make-A-Wish® that will help grant 20 wishes
Wednesday October 29th, 2014 will mark one year since 14- year-old Tysen Lefebvre launched his Mission To A Million in support of Make-A-Wish® Eastern Ontario.
Tysen's goal is to raise $1 million in order to help grant wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions.
In just one year, Tysen has already raised $200,000 for Make-A-Wish®, and has adopted close to 20 wishes in Eastern Ontario.
The money Tysen has raised will benefit 20 deserving children. These include Avery, aged 5, who lives with a genetic syndrome and got her wish to have a hot tub; John, aged 15, who has sickle cell and got his wish to meet this favourite dance group, the Jabbawokeez; and Ashley, aged 16, who has spina bifida and got her wish to visit a mall for the first time with a shopping spree at Bayshore Shopping Centre.
Tysen, who lives with Phiffer Syndrome, was inspired to begin his Mission To A Million when his own wish to meet Adam Sandler was granted by Make-A-Wish Eastern Ontario in 2012. He began fundraising because he wanted to help other children have the same magical wish experience that he had.
"At 14 years old Tysen is already a superstar," says Make-A-Wish Eastern Ontario CEO Tanya Desjardins. "He is an inspiration to us and we are so thankful for his hard work and dedication to the Make-A-Wish cause. With Tysen's help, we have been able to grant many more wishes this year."
For more information on Tysen's Mission To A Million in support of Make-A-Wish Eastern Ontario, please visit www.missiontoamillion.ca.
UPDATE - Oct 30, 2014: After hearing that Tysen had reached $200,000 in one year, David McPhedran of Marathon Drilling generously donated $10,000 to Tysen's mission.