Make-A-Wish children turn dreams into art


“I like all art, but most of all, I like painting,” said Make-A-Wish kid Rachel.

Pinot’s Palette in Tyler hosted an exclusive party for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. East Texas wish kids were able to free paint and create their own little masterpieces.

“Of course you’re going to give back when you can, so we were very happy to do it,” Robin Haynie, Pinot’s Palette owner, said. “You have no idea how therapeutic it can be. It’s an escape, it’s really wonderful. When you get in that paint, start moving it around the canvas, your worries on your mind just sort of drift a way.”

Make-A-Wish grants wishes for children with life-threatening illnesses. Some children at Saturday’s event have already had their wishes granted. One boy’s favorite part of his Make-A-Wish Disney trip was Lego Land!

“Lego land, it means there’s this big world like of Legos and you see this man sitting down on a Lego dinosaur. It was my favorite part,” he said.

“I really wanted to go to a Broadway show because I really like musicals. I always have since I was little,” wish Kid Rachel said. “So I got to go!”

“Every single wish experience helps the child forget for a little while that they’ve been sick and so the joy that brings is the most fulfilling part of the job,” Amy Pearson, Make-A-Wish development officer, said.

The paintings created at the paint party will be auctioned off at the Make-A-Wish fundraising event “An Evening of Wishes” on November 3rd at the Hollytree County Club in Tyler.

All the money raised will go toward making more local children’s wishes come true.

KETK and FOX 51 are proud sponsors of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas. For ticket and sponsorship information for “An Evening of Wishes” click here.

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