Bradford Boy With Cystic Fibrosis to 'Make-a-Wish'

by Jessie Schoonover
Bradford Era

BRADFORD – Several residents of Hedgehog Lane banded together on Tuesday to grant a wish for one of their youngest neighbors.

Diagnosed with cystic fibrosis before birth, Elijah Schlopy, who will be 3-years-old next month, was recently selected as a candidate for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Pennsylvania.

“About a month-and-a-half ago we were notified that he had been nominated for the Make-A-Wish Foundation,” Schlopy’s grandmother Debbie Anthony said Tuesday.

Schlopy and his younger sister, Renae Schlopy, who has also been diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, currently live with their grandmother at her residence on Hedgehog Lane.

“We were called within two weeks for an interview, and then two weeks later we were asked what his first wish would be.”

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