In a move the Conservative Brief described as “horrifying,” the Make-A-Wish Foundation has denied a child’s wish because of his vaccination status.
The news follows a Wednesday report that the Ronald McDonald House in Vancouver, Canada is evicting the “unvaccinated family of a 4-year-old with leukemia.”
The child the Make-A-Wish Foundation has disappointed is Rocco DiMaggio. He is 4 years old and has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. His simple wish was to go to Disney World. The foundation denied his request because he was unvaccinated.
Noteworthy is that most medical experts recommend that immune-compromised individuals and 4-year-old children should not be vaccinated.
Conservative podcaster and commentator Todd Starnes noted, “This is the residue of the one-size-fits-all medical apparatus we are now dealing with.”
In an interview posted on the Newsmax Twitter feed, the boy’s mother shared how the foundation canceled her son’s much-anticipated trip to Disney World, saying it felt like “it was a punch in the gut.”
The Make-A-Wish Foundation is refusing to grant a wish to Rocco DiMaggio, a 4-year old cancer patient, to go to Disneyworld because he is not vaccinated even though 4-year old children aren’t eligible to be. @MikeCarterTV reports.@HeatherChilders @BobSellersTV pic.twitter.com/fPf8meb6AC
— Newsmax (@newsmax) January 11, 2022
“They were ready to move forward with Rocco’s wish,” she said, “until the person from the foundation asked if everyone in the family was vaccinated, to which she responded they were not.”
His mother argued, to no avail, that her son “already had COVID two times and is immuno-compromised.”
A Conservative Brief article notes:
“But that is beside the point. The child is fighting for his life and all he wants is to go to Disney World and this organization, which is supposed to be about making kids’ wishes come true, denied him because he did not get medical treatment he is not even allowed to get. It would be akin to them denying him for not having a driver’s license. He cannot get one even if he and his parents wanted him to get it.”
Starnes shared some encouraging news toward the end of his broadcast:
“Two organizations, Wigs & Wishes and Millenium Systems International, are teaming up to make Rocco’s wish come true later this year — just in time for his fifth birthday, because there is still some sanity in this insane world.”
Responses to the foundation’s decision have been clear and harsh.
One responded to the Newsmax Twitter post by writing:
“Who are these garbage people and how did they rise to a position where they can make such disgraceful decisions?”
Who are these garbage people and how did they rise to a position where they can make such disgraceful decisions? https://t.co/QtGZjKdqeQ
— Inconvenient Clump (@wherearemykeys5) January 13, 2022
Another wrote on Twitter:
“Looks like I need to find a different charity to support. And this was one that I had always believed had the best interest of kids.”
Looks like I need to find a different charity to support. And this was one that I had always believed had the best interest of kids.
— BSter (@NoFearNoControl) January 11, 2022
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