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Chester teen gets parade, gaming computer thanks to Make-A-Wish

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Posted at 2:07 PM, Dec 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-22 14:21:17-05

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- A 15-year-old Chester girl was treated to a car parade and surprise gifts thanks to Make-A-Wish Greater Virginia.

Eliza, who is battling cystic fibrosis, is an avid gamer and uses it as a safe outlet to connect with others and have fun during the pandemic.

For her wish, the teen wished for a new gaming computer.

"You know it’s really hard because all the hospital visits and all the things I’ve gone through. But being here today is just really helpful," said Eliza.

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Eliza's wish was granted thanks to support from CMA’s Colonial Subaru through their annual Subaru Share the Love Event.

While wishes may look a little different due to the pandemic, Make-A-Wish Greater Virginia is still working to safely create life-changing wishes for children battling critical illnesses.

For Eliza, that meant a car parade in front of her Chester home.

CMA’s Colonial Subaru led the parade, with each car dropping off a small surprise gift for Eliza.

"Shocked, overwhelmed, just really happy that this could happen," Eliza added.

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"It’s amazing that you guys took all the time to do that with the parade and create all this beautiful art work and learn about her interests and likes, just overwhelmed with the generosity... it’s just a beautiful gift and we’re so thankful," said Eliza's mother, Joanna McVicker, through tears.