getAbstract Inc. CEO Michel Koopman and his wife, Erika, decided to celebrate his birthday by gathering a number of their friends at an event honoring the Make-a-Wish Foundation, Southern Florida. This organization has granted more than 7,500 wishes since it was founded in 1983 and granted 544 in 2010 alone! Its mission is to provide hope, strength and joy to children who are battling life-threatening medical conditions. Lili, one of the wish children, who has survived stage-three leukemia, was there to share her story, which was most inspiring. The night was a great success, raising nearly $100,000 for the foundation.
Spanish-language newspaper El Nuevo Herald covered the event in this article.