Bedroom makeover dream comes true for Rocklin child

Make-A-Wish, UnitedHealthcare help boy with spinal muscular atrophy
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Eight-year-old Kaige, of Rocklin, lives with spinal muscular atrophy. When presented with an opportunity for a wish, he chose to have a SpongeBob room makeover. Kaige’s wish came true, courtesy of UnitedHealthcare and Make-A-Wish.

UnitedHealthcare sponsored Kaige’s wish through its national alliance with Make-A-Wish to support the organization and its mission of granting the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.

As part of a renewed three-year, $3 million alliance, Make-A-Wish’s 62 chapters are eligible to receive wish-granting funds. UnitedHealth Group has funded more than 1,250 wishes beginning with its initial three-year, $4.5 million alliance in 2007. Additionally, UnitedHealth Group employees and the dollar-for-dollar company match have donated more than $2.8 million through its annual United Giving Campaign.

“We are very happy to see that UnitedHealthcare’s national alliance with Make-A-Wish is able to provide Kaige with his new bedroom,” said Jeff Dooley, senior vice president, UnitedHealthcare of California. “As a health and well-being company, we work every day to make a difference in our communities, and we are honored to be a part of this wish.”

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