CRS Teams Up with Make-A-Wish to Grant College Tuition
When Bridger Russon was two-weeks old, he was rushed to Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah where they discovered he had been born with a rare disease called “Barth Syndrome.” After life-long health challenges, six months ago, at 16-years-old, Bridger was put on the heart-transplant list, and received a new heart.
Bridger was given the opportunity to make a wish through the Make-A-Wish Foundation and was the first wish recipient to ask for money for college tuition.
On December 3, 2015, Bridger’s wish became a reality. He was given an awesome tour of the University of Utah’s Entertainment and Engineering department to have some hands-on playing time with several of the student groups currently designing video games.
After a visit to the Bioengineering department to see computer generated images of the heart, CRS and special guest “Swoop” (the U of U mascot) participated with Make-A-Wish to grant tuition funds to this future college student.