Make-A-Wish Foundation® of America
Ina Garten Statement
PHOENIX (March 25, 2011) The Make-A-Wish Foundation has a very strong working relationship with Ina Garten, a celebrity wish granter who has generously made herself available to grant a wish in the past. Ina is a good friend of the Foundation and we are grateful to her for her support of our mission.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. From time to time, planning for wishes doesn’t turn out as originally envisioned, despite peoples best intentions and efforts. In such cases, the Foundation is committed to working with the wish child and family to grant another wish.
Each wish we grant requires extensive support from many people, and we respect that no individual has an unlimited capacity to grant childrens wishes on demand.
We regard the planning of wishes as a private process among the parties involved. Thus we cannot respond to questions about any particular wish in progress.
Individuals who are interested in learning more about the wish-granting process, or how they can help, are encouraged to visit wish.org.
When you're a public personality, you have to be aware of these things, and you just have to be wondering what she was thinking.
She's in damage control mode now because this story is rampant on the internet. Her publicist probably scribbled this statement out after seeing the commotion and peeing his or her pants. Just do a google search. Has she done requests in the past? Well, according to her statement she has. However, it isn't the ones you grant that'll haunt you. It's the ones you don't. PR wise, this was a no-brainer. Now, she's Ina, the heartless monster who won't grant a wish to a 6-year-old fan who is dying of cancer.