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5,000th wish granted to Greendale girl by Wisconsin's Make-a-Wish Foundation

GREENDALE, WI (WTAQ) - An 11-year-old suburban Milwaukee girl has become the 5,000th youngster to get a wish granted by Wisconsin's Make-a-Wish Foundation.

Hailee Hedstrom of Greendale and seven friends were taken in a stretch limo Thursday from school to Hailee's house -- where a purple backyard clubhouse was unveiled. The 8x8-foot structure was complete with bunk beds, flower boxes, a porch -- everything needed for a sleepover she plans to have soon.

Hailee said she expected something awesome, but the outcome was even better.

Wisconsin's Make-a-Wish Foundation turned 30 last year. It grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions.

Over the years, about half the youngsters achieved their dreams of going to Walt Disney World or Disneyland. Others have gone on shopping sprees and met celebrities.

The Packers have always been in great demand over the years -- especially quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers and Brett Favre.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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