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Photo Essay: When an illness can be forgotten for a day

“This event has evolved, grown, and served dozens and dozens of wish kids and their families each year. It brings hope, strength and joy, and a moment of respite during tough times in their treatment.” – Patti Gorsky
It is not just the sick child that suffers from medical problems but parents and siblings as well. Since it started in 2008, Yacht Blast for Kids has become the largest fundraising event for Make-A-Wish Wisconsin. The August 28 event served 34 families who rode yachts on Lake Michigan and the Milwaukee River.

Read the article and view the photo essay that were produced as companion features for this news report.

About The Author

Lee Matz

Former Creative Director and Photojournalist for the Milwaukee Business Journal, Lee brings his years of international experience as a foreign correspondent in Asia and Europe, with a background in publishing, advertising, and design, to the Milwaukee Independent. His list of awards include three consecutive top honors from the Milwaukee Press Club. Lee proudly uses MCTS as his exclusive mode of transportation, other than walking, for all the news stories he reports about in Milwaukee.

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