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GSFF-Whitewater helps grant a wish to suffering girl

(Front row, left to right): Seated Brady Barels, Brooke Barels. Seated Jeaneen Brokmeier, Ed Barels, Vicki Barels, Katy Simon, Melissa Egnoski-Kahn; (Back row, left to right): Laura Peche, Dennis Klumb Jr., Wayne Luter, Lon Prophett, Tim Finn, Laura Rudawski, Chad Roeske, Ed Gordon, Cindy Barr

(Front row, left to right): Seated Brady Barels, Brooke Barels. Seated Jeaneen Brokmeier, Ed Barels, Vicki Barels, Katy Simon, Melissa Egnoski-Kahn; (Back row, left to right): Laura Peche, Dennis Klumb Jr., Wayne Luter, Lon Prophett, Tim Finn, Laura Rudawski, Chad Roeske, Ed Gordon, Cindy Barr

On March 31, GSFF-Whitewater granted a wish to 11-year-old Brooke Barels, through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Brooke has glucose transporter deficiency disease, which is a disease that prevents the glucose in her blood from being transported to her spinal fluid to nourish the brain and provide fuel to make her body function properly.  She is one of only 200 people in the world to be diagnosed with this disease.

Brook’s dream wish was to take a trip to Disney World in Florida with her family. The $5,000 donation from GSFF-Whitewater will enable Brook and her family will travel to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., in October to realize her dream.

The Barels family and their wish grantor, Dennis Klumb Jr., were able to visit the Whitewater facility during the check presentation to Make-A-Wish and talk with many GSF Whitewater associates. Attendees say that it gave the associates a true look at one of the families that the Foundation helps.