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  • After learning Joshua’s condition might qualify him, Joshua’s father contacted Make-A-Wish. Having seen and nurtured butterflies in his own yard during the summer months, he wished to see Monarch butterflies in their winter home. Joshua and his family traveled to Pismo Beach, California where they were given a tour of the Monarch Butterfly Grove, one of the largest overwintering sites for Monarchs in the Western United States.

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Make-A-Wish® Illinois
640 North LaSalle Drive
Suite 280
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 602-9474
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