Mia is all smiles when she discovers an assortment of her favourite candies in the top of the box.

Wish granted for Vanderhoof teen

A Vanderhoof teen got her wish granted last week.

Mia Funk, 16, has been battling pancreatic cancer for the last year and last month she made a wish to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of BC & Yukon.

A Vanderhoof teen got her wish granted last week.

Mia Funk, 16, has been battling pancreatic cancer for the last year and last month she made a wish to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of BC & Yukon.

She asked for a laptop computer to help facilitate a keen interest she has in art and photography and last Thursday she received a very special delivery.

The delivery was made by local RCMP member constable Tony Dimaggio who donned his traditional red serge uniform, along with corporal Terry Faulkner, an out-of-town policeman from the E Division Major Crime Section.

Faulkner is in town working on the investigation to find missing Vanderhoof woman, Madison Scott but heard about the wish through his sister Kim, who works for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and so decided to help out.

The two men turned up to the Funk’s house on Thursday evening with 20 smiley face balloons and a beautiful hand-painted box containing not only a brand new Macbook Pro and additional photography software, but also a variety of Maynards fruit candies which were a huge hit.

“You got my favourite … all of them,” said Mia when she opened the box.

She was also given a Make-A-Wish backpack which had some standard goodies like a branded T-shirt, as well as a very special extra gift – the much sought after iPad 2.

Faulkner described it as an “unbelievable experience,” and one the Funk family will not forget.


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