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Carly, in blue, with Chi Omega members. PHOTO via MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION

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The Texas State Chi Omega sorority recently granted a wish to a 13-year-old girl with a life-threatening medical condition.

The Texas State students, through a variety of fundraisers held throughout the year, donated enough money to the Make-A-Wish Foundation to allow Carly and her family to stay at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas for five nights and six days.

Carly, a San Antonio resident stricken with leukemia, received a send-off party this month at the Chi Omega sorority house, which was decorated for the occasion in a beach theme.

At the party, the university students gave Carly presents such as a beach towel, camera, and magazines and games for the plane trip.

“Chi Omega chapters, collegians and alumnae support the mission of Make-A-Wish through volunteering, fundraising, and special events across the country,” said Lauren Bremer, Make-A-Wish Foundation spokesperson. “Since the program’s inception in 2002, Chi Omega chapters have volunteered over 380,000 hours. To date, Chi Omega has raised more than $5.6 million for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and has helped to grant more than 760 wishes.”

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