Make-A-Wish Surprises Teenager With Golf Club Membership

Reported by: Tom Kenny
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Updated: 5/17 1:01 am
Ben Highland, 16, loves to play golf.  His grandfather introduced him to the game and he fell in love with it immediately.

Sometimes a heart condition gets in Ben's way and keeps him off the course.

He suffers from Brugada syndrome, which is a life-threatening heart disease.

Ben's wish was to have a membership in a golf club.

On Friday, when he walked in to the Keene Run Golf Club in Jessamine County, he had no idea his wish was about to come true.

Make-A-Wish gave Ben a two year membership to the golf club.

He was surprised, humbled and grateful.

Make-A-Wish grants wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

Currently, there are more than 170 children in Kentucky waiting for their wish to come true.

You can help share the power of a wish by making a donation, volunteering or referring a child.

Make-A-Wish is currently in urgent need of wish granters in the Lexington area to help make wishes come true.

Anyone interested in volunteering must submit an application, comply with a background check and attend a training session.

For more information, contact the volunteer department at 1-877-206-9474.

Make-A-Wish relies on the financial support of the local community to grant wishes locally.

For more information on ways to help, call 1-877-206-9474 or click here


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