The Black Hills Roudup is honored to be of the Western Wish program in 2019. The July 6th ProRodeo performance is all about family and on this night a "Western Wish" will come true.
Since 1994, Western Wishes has made countless dreams come true for kids who love the “western” way of life. Contrary to other organizations who accept only terminally ill children, Western Wishes has been able to serve victims of severe spinal cord and head injuries as well as survivors of cancer, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, and heart afflictions. Many of them would have been turned away from traditional “wish” organizations because they only select terminal children under the age of 18. Western Wishes is different.
Western Wishes has had the pleasure to see treasured dreams turned into lasting memories. The recipients are predominantly rodeo and horse show competitors or ranch-raised children. The common thread they find with most Western Wish kids is that they posses a fierce competitive spirit which allows them to focus on their goals, rather than their affliction, giving them a positive outlook. As such, they are able to become “Ambassadors of Hope” to others who are about to enter the long road to recovery, or who are preparing to face the end of an already too-short life.
Learn more about Western Wishes or to support the program go to: WesternWishes.org