5-year-old boy with cancer gets wish granted to visit Mickey Mouse


A 5-year-old boy battling cancer will get his wish granted to visit the happiest place on Earth.

Oliver Peters will visit Walt Disney World and Universal Studios, thanks to A Special Wish Foundation Dayton and Dayton area Panera Bread restaurants.

Oliver also will join Mickey Mouse and all his friends for the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.

His wish is the 1,700th granted by the Dayton foundation since its founding in 1983.

“We are so proud to support A Special Wish Foundation Dayton and help make Oliver’s wish come true,” said Sam Covelli, owner/operator of Covelli Enterprises, the Ohio-based franchisee of all Dayton area Panera Bread locations. “We strive to make a positive impact in each and every community we serve; granting Oliver’s wish helps us do just that.”

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The Dayton Chapter of A Special Wish Foundation is the only wish-granting organization in the Dayton region with the mission to grant the special wish of a child or adolescent, birth through age 20, who has been diagnosed with a life-threatening disorder in Montgomery, Miami, Darke, Greene, Mercer and Shelby counties.

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“Having the community rally around a sick child and their family is so important in the healing process. Panera Bread’s support shows they are more than an amazing restaurant, but an important part of the heart of our neighborhoods. We are thrilled to celebrate our 1,700th wish with Panera,” said David Seyer, executive director of the Dayton foundation.

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