Bella's wish for Hawaiian trip comes true at Edinboro

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An Edinboro ROTC member comes down a rope with a floral lei for Isabella Linz.
Make-A-Wish at basketball game

By Hayley Huber/ 

This year the annual Make-A-Wish basketball game was held Wednesday, Feb. 4, in McComb Fieldhouse. Edinboro was playing Gannon University and lost a close game 66-61. 

But during the halftime show, the cheerleaders dressed in lifeguard clothing and started the show by bringing Isabella Linz of Meadville, who was this year's Make-A-Wish recipient, into the middle of the court. 

Many of the sports teams and clubs donated things to help Bella realize she was going on her dream trip to Hawaii. 

Bella was ecstatic she would finally be getting her wish. After she received all her amenities for the trip, including a bathing suit, suitcase, beach equipment, a surfboard and Edinboro clothing, the crowd then told her when she would be leaving for the trip, which was the next day. 

To read a story from the Meadville Tribune on the event, click here.