The East Central Community College Athletic Department has joined
efforts with the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Mississippi to help Eden
Smith’s wish come true! Eden is the daughter of ECCC English
instructor Lynne Smith, and has recently completed treatments for
Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
ECCC coaches and athletes are selling bracelets provided by the Make-
A-Wish Foundation as a fundraiser and 100 percent of the profit goes
directly towards Eden’s wish, which is a trip for her and her family
to Hawaii to “swim with the dolphins.”
Lynne Smith said, “Eden’s illness has been very traumatic for her and
for us. We are overjoyed that she is now in remission and feeling
well enough to take her trip from the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Her
wish is to travel to Hawaii and swim with dolphins. The fact that
ECCC Athletics wants to help her wish come true, truly warms my heart!”
The total cost of the trip, scheduled for June 30, 2013, is $5000 and
the Athletic Department hopes to raise the entire amount before that
time. The bracelets are $5 each and may be purchased from any ECCC
athlete or coach.
For more information, contact ECCC Athletic Director Chris Harris at
601-635-6401. The e-mail address is charris@eccc.edu.