Coastal Carolina Regional Airport To Help Grant Wish to Craven County Teen

Make A Wish - Eastern NC

Ray’s Airport Send-off Celebration Scheduled on Sunday, August 9

Coastal Carolina Regional Airport will help make Ray’s wish to meet NBA superstar LeBron James become a reality.  Ray, 17, who has a congenital cardiac condition, will depart from the airport along with his family the morning of Sunday, August 9.  All media are invited to attend the airport send-off celebration which will begin at 8 am.

Ray’s wish is one of the more than 200 wishes that Make-A-Wish® Eastern North Carolina will help grant during the year.  Nearly 200 more children in the 49 counties of eastern North Carolina are currently waiting for their one true wish. To learn more about opportunities to donate, volunteer and refer children with life-threatening medical conditions into our program, visit

WHAT: Ray’s Airport Send-off Celebration

WHERE: Coastal Carolina Regional Airport, 200 Terminal Drive; New Bern, NC

WHEN: Sunday, August 9 at 8am

Make-A-Wish® Eastern North Carolina grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. Founded in 1986, the chapter serves all medically eligible children who reside in the 49 counties east of the Orange / Alamance county line. Our chapter operates solely through generous donations of individuals, corporations and foundations. With the help of more than 200 volunteers, including our Board of Directors, Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina has granted more than 3,000 wishes since its inception. More information is available on our chapter website You can also follow us on Facebook ( and Twitter (@MakeAWishEastNC).

Submitted by: Leigh Ann Cook, Financial Manager, Coastal Carolina Regional Airport