Making and installing windows is what we do. Giving back to the community in meaningful ways is another important part of what drives our team. When you purchase from our family-owned business, a portion of every sale goes to make a positive difference in the lives of deserving people in our community through Make-a-Wish Utah. This formula for business has been crucial in making Advanced Windows USA the #1 window replacement company in Utah.
This year we were able to grant a wish for a 3-year-old child named Lincoln who resides in West Valley City, Utah. Although in many ways Lincoln seemed like any other child who loves goldfish crackers, grapes, playing superheroes, and driving pretend cars, this little boy was in the midst of a brave but difficult journey battling liver cancer.
When Lincoln was just a four-month-old baby his mother felt something in his stomach and knew something was wrong. What she felt was a tumor which lead to an issue with Lincoln’s blood sugar and other complications. Lincoln underwent treatment for liver cancer and was declared cancer-free at six months of age, however, doctors later discovered that the cancer had spread to his kidney and lungs. Lincoln had his kidney removed and is currently getting experimental treatment on the tumor in his lungs.
Lincoln’s wish was to go to Disney World with his family. Lincoln’s parents are Chelsea and James, and they have two other children, Jameson age 11, and Evelyn age 4. Advanced Window Products seized the opportunity to play a part in helping Lincoln forget, even if temporarily, the hospitals and treatments that occupied much of his world while also providing his family with joyful memory-making moments. Captain America showed up to the Advanced Windows' showroom on his motorcycle to deliver the good news to Lincoln and his family. It was with great pleasure that we supported 3-year-old Lincoln's trip with his family for a week of fun at Walt Disney World.
Nationally, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has granted over 285,000 wishes and currently grants a wish every 34-minutes. Make-A-Wish Foundation of Utah has been part of this amazing network since 1985. There were 185 wishes granted by the state organization last year as well as participation with other states when visitors to Utah were part of a Make-A-Wish request. We are humbled to be part of this mission.