Christine’s Legacy

Since 2003, the Christine Wilson Foundation and Christine’s Christmas have contributed to worthy charities with the goal to change lives and to continue the light and legacy of Christine.

 

With your help, we will continue adding to this list!

In 2013, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Christine Wilson Burn Center was dedicated.

In 2013, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Christine Wilson Burn Center was dedicated.

The Christine Wilson Burn Center

A longstanding beneficiary of The Christine Wilson Foundation is The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Burn Center. This burn program provides the highest level of care for thermally injured children and adolescents in Central Ohio. The Christine Wilson Foundation has donated more than $500,000 to the program, impacting the lives of countless local children.

 

From 2016 – 2018, Christine’s legacy of impacting the lives of children continued through the Christine’s Christmas partnership with Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, granting heartfelt wishes of children battling life-threatening illnesses in our Central Ohio community.

 
 
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These amazing children represent the mission of Christine’s Christmas - changing lives through your generosity!

 
 
 

Christine’s Christmas participating in wish grant experiences with Make-A-Wish.

 

2018 - Isaiah’s Wish – To become a digital composer

Christine’s Christmas granted 17-year-old Isaiah’s wish to become a digital composer.

When Isaiah was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia it was like the music stopped. His wish helped bring the music – his music – back to life.

During treatments, Isaiah used his phone to produce digital songs. His wish helped take composing to a whole new level. He was surprised with new equipment to produce electronic music including a computer, digital music software, sound system, and furniture.

Isaiah debuted some of his own original music at Christine’s Christmas Concert to the delight of the cheering audience.

 
 

2017 –Anna’s Wish - A piano

Wish kid and cancer survivor Anna, received her wish for a baby grand piano.

Mark King was there for her wish reveal when Anna received her beautiful new piano. No one expected what happened next. As Dr. King played “Colors of the Wind,” from Disney’s Pocahontas, Anna started to sing along. The moment was completely unrehearsed and there wasn’t a dry eye as the two bonded over their love of music. “It was an amazing moment” said Anna, “I wished for a baby grand piano because playing it helps me work through my treatment, and sometimes I even sleep right beside it. It just helps me feel better”.

Anna and Dr. King performed together on stage with Christine’s Christmas vocalists and musicians in the concert grand finale. They received an enthusiastic standing ovation!

 
PHOTO – Christine’s Christmas Concert, Pianist Mark King, vocalists, and Make-A-Wish kid Anna sing grand finale.
 
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