UnitedHealthcare, Make-A-Wish grant trip to Houston child
A local 5-year-old was granted a vacation to Florida thanks to the efforts of UnitedHealthcare and Make-A-Wish.
Samira lives with aplastic anemia and is in need of a bone marrow transplant, and when asked what her wish was, she chose a trip with her family to Fort Lauderdale last month for a one-week vacation.
Following the vacation, UnitedHealthcare’s Houston office hosted a “Welcome Home” party for Samira and her family on May 25.
UnitedHealth Group has funded more than 1,250 wishes beginning with its initial three-year, $4.5 million alliance in 2007. The group‘s employees and the dollar-for-dollar company match have donated more than $2.8 million through its annual United Giving Campaign.
“We are very happy to see that UnitedHealthcare’s national alliance with Make-A-Wish is able to provide Samira with her trip,” said David Milich, CEO, UnitedHealthcare South Texas in a press release. “As a health and well-being company, we work every day to make a difference in our communities, and we are honored to be a part of this wish.”
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