Treats for miracles
London Community News
All of the staff at the Wellington Road Dairy Queen were blown away by how much of a natural eight-year-old William Goddard was at making Blizzards, the chain’s signature frozen treat.
William was working behind the counter at the restaurant on Thursday afternoon (July 26) to lend a hand during Dairy Queen’s Miracle Treat Day event, where the proceeds from every Blizzard sold go to hospitals and foundations supported by the Children’s Miracle Network.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the fundraiser and money raised in London was pledged to the Children’s Hospital.
Last year, the Wellington Road location raised $6,200 on Miracle Treat Day and the restaurant was aiming to beat that amount and was on track to raise more than $7,000.
This is the second time William has helped out on Miracle Treat Day, having taken part in the event last year as well.
He is just one of thousands of children who rely on the Children’s Hospital each year, as he was born premature at 24 weeks with lung, heart and eye complications.
William spent the first four months of his life in the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit and several weeks in the pediatric critical care unit.
On Thursday, he felt right at home working the various machines behind the counter at Dairy Queen and he already has a plan to work at the restaurant when he attends high school.