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S: Rick & Laurie Hopkinson

FC: Thank You Rick & Laurie

1: "About a year and a half has passed since we first had the opportunity to meet Rick and Laurie Hopkinson. They invited us to visit them at their family owned business. Meeting them for the first time was particularly touching. They have such genuine love and concern for the people around them and it showed immediately. In particular, the interest they showed in Mateo, his life, and his crazy stories was heart warming. We’'ve been fortunate to keep in touch with Rick and Laurie and have been invited twice to join them on their yacht! They’'ve treated Mateo as if he was a member of their family and we have a fondness and a respect for them that will stay with us always. We feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to meet two people who give so freely of themselves. Their genuine love for Mateo has allowed us to teach him what it really means to reach out and care for those around us. It is that lesson that we are perhaps most grateful for." ~Melanie Stare, Mateo's Mom

2: Mateo & Steven

4: Andrew & Michelle Bell May 12, 2011

5: Evan Moody | 'For Evan, having his wish to look forward to has given him hope and a reason to get better faster. Since having been granted a wish he has healed faster after every surgery when he focuses on what he is going to do with his wish. It has added smiles to his sisters faces when they think about what is coming. It has given our whole family something positive to focus on when we are down and out! Thanks Rick and Laurie-your contribution is changing kids lives!' ~Colleen & John Moody

6: Wendebee ll 2010/2011 | 'Thank you so much for your continued generosity! You've gone above and beyond, and by opening your hearts you have made us all feel like a part of your family. You've made a direct impact on not only the wish families, but also on the staff. Thank you for being so welcoming, caring and genuine.' ~CWF Staff: Kristy, Stacie & Tenay

8: Enjoying the sun!

9: Relaxing on the yacht! | 'Cole's wish for a camper trailer gives us the opportunity to not only go camping but to make lifetime memories; nothing is more important in life then seeing your child smile. The Children's Wish Foundation and caring people like you make that happen...thank you.' ~Dianne & Calvin Murfitt

10: "Recently, one of our daughters said "It's kind of good that Kol has cancer. I wouldn't want any other kids to get cancer, but there have been lots of good things that have happened to our family that wouldn't have if he wasn't sick." She's right - we have been blessed in many ways. The best part, in my opinion, is the people we have met. We've met so many people with big hearts, who are willing to share what they can, whether it be a much needed hug, words of encouragement, memories that will last a lifetime, or a reason to fight. Thank-you, Rick and Laurie, for being instrumental in creating memories from the Wendebee II that will last a lifetime, for giving our son and other kids something to hope for, for being a blessing to us and to others, and most of all, thank-you for having big hearts." ~Kristen & Kirk Friggstadd

11: Kristen, Julianna, Mari, Annika, Kirk, Birgitte and Kolbjorn Friggstadd (from left to right)

12: Ethan talking to Captain Rick

14: 'Rick and Laurie you are two of the most caring and generous people I know and your philanthropy in this community is amazing. Your involvement in Children's€™s Wish is making a huge difference and your gifts are impacting children in the most positive way. Connecting you with the wish kids will remain one of my most rewarding career experiences and I value the opportunity to have had some level of involvement in introducing you to the mission of The Foundation. Your genuine caring, concern, understanding and sincere appreciation of the challenges the children and their families face is what makes you one of The Foundation's€™s most valued donors. I extend my sincere thanks for creating a wonderful day for wish families and staff on the Wendebee II, it was so much fun and made such great memories for all of us. Your recent donation and gift of $200,000 is one of the largest gifts the Saskatchewan Chapter has ever received. The magnitude of your gift will be far reaching and impactful and I thank you for your continued commitment to making wishes come true. Everything you do for Children's€™ Wish is appreciated and you are both so amazing. Thank you so much!!!' -Carla Loney-Tindall

15: ...Rick and Laurie, you are two of the most caring people I know... Carla Loney-Tindall

16: All things grow better with love.

17: Back: Julianna, Annika, Adam, Justin, Clay, Rick, Steven, Laurie, Cole, Mari Front: Kol, Kori, Ethan, Birgitte & Nathan

18: Thank you Rick & Laurie. Your support has helped us grant over 10 wishes to kids like Steven, Adam, Andrew and Mateo. | 'Rick & Laurie, I want to take this opportunity to recognize your extraordinary contribution and thank you on behalf of The Children's Wish Foundation. Your efforts in financially supporting the wishes as well as providing ongoing assistance and relief through activities such as boat cruises have made a significant impact on the lives of the families and children who we serve. Your passion and commitment to children makes you a special example for the rest of the community to look up to! It is a privilege to have you as part of the Children's Wish family and to serve on the same team that grants three wishes a day and is closing in on the granting of the organizations 18,000th wish.' ~Chris Kotsopoulos CEO, Children's Wish Foundation of Canada

20: '“Rick and Laurie â€not only will your generosity grant wishes for years to come, but your commitment to the Wish Foundation is truly an inspiration to those of us involved at every level. You understand. You know what a wish can mean to a wish child and his or her family. Words cannot express how lucky and thrilled we are to have you on the Wish Foundation team. Thank you!'” ~Adrienne Perrot Chapter Chair

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