Proudly supporting Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas
Westlake for Wishes Mission
We strive to engage Westlake High School and the greater Austin community in raising awareness of Make-A-Wish's mission.
Westlake for Wishes has undertaken the pleasure and responsibility of sponsoring a Wish for a local child with a life-threatening illness. In doing so, we set a goal of raising $7500 to make that child's life shine brighter.
Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.
Meet the Founders
Here is a message from our founders (also twin brothers) Sam and Julian Benesch on why they started Westlake for Wishes.
I know firsthand the life-changing power of a wish. By age 5, I endured dozens of surgeries, spent almost a year in a hospital, and an endless schedule of breathing treatments and medications. In addition, I received supplemental oxygen 24/7.
Make-A-Wish sent my family and I on a week-long Disney cruise out of Florida to grant my wish to walk on the beach with Mickey Mouse. My wish showed my family how to lead a normal life, which we never thought was possible. I knew that I had a perfect platform at Westlake High School to start Westlake for Wishes and share the impact and joy of a Wish provided to myself and 500,000 other children.
Since Sam’s Wish to walk on the beach with Mickey Mouse was granted by Make-A-Wish, our lives forever changed. Make-A-Wish taught us that it is possible for our family to lead a normal life. The wish reveals and send-offs that I’ve had the pleasure of attending further showed me the positive impact of Wishes for Wish kids. I am so thankful for the opportunity to help grant more Wishes to children in Central & South Texas with Westlake for Wishes.
WFW is out for the summer!!
Meetings will be back in the fall
If you have any questions about how to get involved or about our summer events please go to our contact page to reach out to us we will love to hear from you!
Join Westlake for Wishes at Over the Edge
Parker Wish Send-Off
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