In 2011, Lamontia, a 12 year-old girl from Knightdale was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer affecting the connective tissue around her nerves. Since then, she’s been in and out of medical centers undergoing chemotherapy treatments, keeping up with friends and schoolwork on hospital computers. But she didn’t have the luxury of Internet access at her home - at least until Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina surprised her with new electronics and free Internet access for years to come.
Lamontia’s wish to have a new laptop computer and a printer was generously donated by a dedicated group of employees at Quintiles with support from the company’s matching gifts program. Best Buy-Knightdale kindly donated more than $400 in software, computer accessories and in-home setup. Following delivery of the computer, a private “Wish Party” was held for Lamontia’s family and friends at Zaxby’s courtesy of Jim Farmer, owner of the franchise in Knightdale.
The wish marked the 2,500th wish that Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina has granted in its 25-year history.
“It’s such a big surprise, I’m so happy,” Lamontia told news reporters when she received her wish.
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