Make-A-Wish Hawaii serves waffles and smiles in benefit brunch

They were serving up waffles and wishes at the Ward Village IBM Courtyard on Sunday and one boy got them both.

The Make-A-Wish foundation made a dream come true for wish-kid Tyrell, suffering from Crohn’s disease, an incurable inflammatory bowel disease.

Restaurants and volunteers created a champagne and waffle brunch with proceeds going to support the more than 600 keiki in Hawaii.

“Tyrell’s wish is to be a chef,” said Make-A-Wish president Siana Austin-Hunt. “He wants to grow up to be a chef and together with our food partners he’s going on a tasting tour today and ultimately a food tour of Washington D.C.”

Tyrell’s father Tyrone says he is grateful.

“Make-A-Wish is a wonderful opportunity to have kids look at alternative stuff, grant their wishes and be wherever they want to be,” said Tyrone.

Tyrell’s life goal is to be chef to the president of the United States, so his Washington, D.C. trip should get him in close proximity to the commander-in-chief.

Make-A-Wish Hawaii has granted wishes to more than 13,000 island keiki and their families.

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