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A Day of Joy and Inspiration at Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic’s Media Day 

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On March 14th, I had the incredible opportunity to attend Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic’s Media Day at WTOP studio in Chevy Chase, MD alongside Amentum’s CEO, John Heller. The event gave us a unique opportunity to get an inside glimpse of all the amazing work that goes into Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic and Operation Dream Maker. It was a day full of joy, passion, inspiration, and hope. 

As soon as we arrived, we were greeted by the dedicated and passionate team at Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic. We toured the studio and even got the chance to see an interview happening live. It was amazing to see how the team at Make-A-Wish works tirelessly to grant the wishes of children with critical illnesses. 

One of the highlights of the day was meeting Leanna, a brave wish kid who shared her story of overcoming the challenges she faces. She was an inspiration to us all and a reminder of the importance of organizations like Make-A-Wish. Experiencing the positive impact that Make-A-Wish had on her life and the lives of other military children was truly heartwarming. 

Throughout the day, I had the privilege of watching CEO John Heller in action as he interacted with Leanna. They exchanged laughter, heartfelt stories, and Heller also shared the reason behind Amentum’s partnership with Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic. It was evident that he was deeply committed to this cause and genuinely passionate about Amentum helping others. 

Amentum is the Founding Partner of Operation Dream Maker in partnership with Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic. Through this partnership, Amentum and Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic are able to grant wishes to the children of military families who are battling critical illnesses. 

Witnessing the impact of this partnership was a true privilege, and it left me feeling incredibly grateful to be a part of a company whose values align with such an inspiring organization. The work the Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic team is doing is positively impacting so many lives for the better. After witnessing the effort and care provided to and for these families, I hope it motivates others, as it did me, to continue supporting this cause in any way possible. 

By Ebony King  

Amentum Social Media & Content Manager 

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