Finn Green, a 6-year-old boy from Huntington Beach who last year was diagnosed with hepatoblastoma (liver cancer) and this spring was granted a wish by Make-A-Wish to be a "cool kid," led his schoolmates at Village View Elementary on Friday in writing letters to Santa Claus to help kick off Macy's "Believe" campaign to benefit Make-A-Wish.
Through Dec. 24, participants can take their stamped letters to a Macy's store, and for each letter received, Macy's will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish, up to $1 million, to help grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. Letters also can emailed at macys.com/believe.
In March, Make-A-Wish Orange County and the Inland Empire gave Finn red-carpet treatment, complete with autograph signing, attended by more than 100 people, plus some new clothes and a temporary tattoo. When asked why he wanted to be a "cool kid." Finn said, "Because cool kids have girlfriends," according to Make-A-Wish.
Now, Finn is "all clear" from cancer, according to Kara Bautch, communications manager for Make-A-Wish Orange County and the Inland Empire.
A video of Finn's wish experience also can be seen on YouTube.