Make-A-Wish trying to make dreams come true during pandemic

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FILE – This Oct. 3, 2019 file photo shows Ryan Reynolds at New York Comic Con. Stay-at-home orders, traveling fears and the cancellation of sporting events, concerts and theme parks have forced the Make-a-Wish foundation to come to a stand-still, leaving young people’s requests in holding patterns. The charity has introduced β€œMessages of Hope,” encouraging the public and celebrities to record inspiring messages and upload them to social media, and so far, stars like Reynolds have already participated. (AP Photo/Steve Luciano, File)

NEW YORK (AP) β€” Make-a-Wish helps ailing kids and teens have a wish granted, such as meeting a celebrity, becoming a VIP at theme parks or traveling to a dream destination.

It celebrated its 40th anniversary this week amid perhaps the most challenging time in its history. Make-A-Wish CEO Richard Davis says 5,000 wishes are currently on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic.

That includes 3-year-old Audrey, who is fighting cancer and wants to go to Disney World. Until things lift, the organization is helping cheer up kids in other ways.

For Audrey, that included a car-themed parade with her favorite things for her birthday.

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