WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. — A group of truckers recently worked with the children’s Make-a-Wish Foundation to make a terminally ill eight-year-old girls dream come true.
The Riverside Soda Creek Truckers joined forces to raise some cash to help send cancer sufferer, Jamie Deforge, to Williams Lake to see her uncle who works for Riverside. Deforge could have travelled anywhere in the world with her family, but she chose to visit Williams Lake over exotic locations such as Disneyland or Australia.
When asked why she didn’t choose to visit Disneyland, Deforge reportedly said "because I know who Mickey Mouse is."
The truckers were touched by her story and pitched in anyway they could to help pay for the family’s meals and activities.
"The Soda Creek guys gave a cheque to the family to alleviate some stress," says Terry Tate. "It’s great to see people jump and rally even though the family isn’t from Williams Lake or B.C."
The visit was a huge success, with Santa Claus making a surprise visit to Deforge and her siblings.
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