RT Vol XV: Foreword: The Power of a Wish
From the Book: The Refractive Thinker® Vol XV: Non Profits: Strategies for Effective Management


Many people struggle to find their place in the world. For me, finding that purpose was in the eyes of a 7 year old little boy named Chris with leukemia. Meeting this little boy forever changed me and those around me. As one of the primary officers from the Arizona Highway Patrol, we decided to grant Chris’s wish to be a Highway Patrol Motorcycle Officer like his heroes, Ponch and John from the television show, “CHiPs.” Chris was made the first and only Honorary Arizona Highway Patrol Officer in the history of the Arizona Highway Patrol, complete with a custom made uniform, badge, and Motor Officer Wings. Chris succumbed to his illness a few day after receiving his “wish”, and was buried with full police honors in Illinois, as I led the police funeral procession. Because of the power of this wish by one very special little boy, Chris became the inspiration to start a nonprofit foundation that would let other children ‘make a wish’ and have it come true for them as well. (the rest of this Foreword may be found in the book).
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