The Make-A-Wish foundation provides debt-free college to a teen with multiple sclerosis.
When teenager Madison “Maddie” Harper was asked to make one wish, she didn’t choose to meet a favorite celebrity or take a trip to Europe.
She chose debt-free college.
Harper was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in June 2015 as an Oak Ridge High School junior, and her dream came true Friday when she finished moving into Draper Hall as a Sacramento State freshman. The Make-A-Wish Foundation and two anonymous donors are paying for four years of her tuition and books, and a year in the dorm with meals for the El Dorado Hills 18-year-old.
Sacramento State charges $6,900 a year for tuition, $13,816 for room and board, and it estimates that books are an additional $1,792 annually.
“I’m excited. I’m so excited,” she gushed Friday. “There are fears with college in general – that’s normal. You have to jump in and learn to swim.”
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