Nick Poehler was a freshman in college when he wished to have a much sought-after low license plate, an honor usually reserved for politicians and other elites.
He thought nothing of it when he came home from school for break and noticed his car was blocked in the driveway. It was only the next morning, when he was woken up by his wish granters bearing armfuls of car accessories, that Nick knew his wish was granted.
Why the low license plate number? Nick says, “It’s a Delaware thing! I also really wanted a wish that would last for a long time, more than a trip or a one-time meeting.” He explained that this honor has special meaning to him, since several other family members have 5-digit license plates.
Nick is currently a sophomore in the honors program at the University of Delaware, where he studies biomedical engineering, a pursuit inspired by the treatment that brought his cancer into remission.
Since his wish, Nick has helped spread the Make-A-Wish mission by participating in a fundraiser at St. Edmond’s Academy in Wilmington, DE. He shared his story to help motivate students to reach their fundraising goal (in case the hilarious prize of taping their principal to the wall wasn’t enough). Nick noted, “Every kid’s Make-A-Wish experience is unique, but the overall impact is the same across all kids and families.” Nick feels it is important to give kids like him something positive to experience, and to help give others the chance to have their one, true wish granted!
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