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Make-A-Wish and Trusted Choice Grant 4-year-old Braelyn's wish to meet Disney princesses


June 02, 2016

Trusted Choice® has teamed up with Make-A-Wish® North Dakota to help grant Braelyn’s one true wish. The 4-year-old from West Fargo loves all things Disney princess so when she was able to wish for anything, she chose to meet Disney princesses. Braelyn’s wish is just one example of how Trusted Choice is helping change the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions.

Volunteers and Make-A-Wish professionals have worked hard to ensure that Braelyn and her family would have a memorable and pivotal wish experience from start to finish. Braelyn is returning home on Friday morning after a fun-filled trip to Walt Disney World® Resort in Orlando, Florida. Braelyn and her family stayed at Give Kids The World Village® during their wish and had the magical experience of eating breakfast at Cinderella’s Royal Table with the princesses along with several other activities during the trip.

The sponsorship of Braelyn’s wish is part of a larger commitment, $500,000 in total, from Trusted Choice that will help local chapters throughout the country grant more wishes.

“Trusted Choice® is honored to work with Make-A-Wish and our independent insurance agencies across the country to donate half a million dollars to grant wishes nationwide,” says Robert Rusbuldt, Trusted Choice president and Big “I” president & CEO. “Independent agents are there to instill confidence and hope in their clients and customers, and that’s what Make-A-Wish does for so many children. We are proud to help them grant wishes and we look forward to helping to enrich these children’s experience with hope, strength and joy.”

“The impact of a wish-come-true is far-reaching. It affects wish kids, families, and entire communities, said Make-A-Wish North Dakota President and CEO Billi Jo Zielinski. “We are privileged to have Trusted Choice as a sponsor of wishes in the very communities where their members are actively involved.”

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About Make-A-Wish North Dakota
Make-A-Wish® North Dakota grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Since its inception in 1985, Make-A-Wish North Dakota has granted over 780 wishes to children across the state.

About Trusted Choice
Trusted Choice® was launched by the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) and several independent agency companies to highlight the benefits independent agencies and brokerage firms offer consumers—choice of companies, customization of policies and advocacy support. It is the premier consumer brand for independent insurance agents and provides national advertising and other strategic tools to reach consumers.

About Make-A-Wish
Make-A-Wish® grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true can have positive impacts on the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illnesses, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. Based in Phoenix, Make-A-Wish is one of the world’s leading children’s charities, serving children in every community in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and more than 28,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish somewhere in the country every 35 minutes. It has granted more than 270,000 wishes since its inception in 1980 and over 14,800 last year alone. Visit Make-A-Wish at to learn more.

Press Contact

Billi Zielinski
President and CEO
4143 26th Avenue South Suite 104
Fargo, ND  58104

Phone : (701) 280-9474
Fax : (701) 280-2684

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Fargo, ND 58104
(701) 280-9474
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