Make-A-Wish and Marquis Partner to Grant Hot Tub Wishes
Zophia was born with a rare nervous system disorder affecting her mobility, speech and sleep. Swimming and being in water bring her joy. So, Zophia’s family contacted Make-A-Wish Metro New York, their local chapter, who granted her wish with help from Marquis Hot Tubs.
A Bubbly Partnership
Zophia’s wish marks 1,100 wishes granted by Marquis and Make-A-Wish since their partnership began 23 years ago. Since then, Marquis has given over $7.2 million in donations and discounts to Make-A-Wish America, Make-A-Wish Canada, and Make-A-Wish United Kingdom. By all accounts, the program is a huge success.
Freedom and Fellowship
Having her own hot tub affords Zophia physical and emotional benefits. “She has more independence in the water,” says Alexx, Zophia’s mom. “Being able to interact with her friends, siblings, and cousins without being in a chair and without restrictions, is so good for her physically and mentally. It’s amazing for us as parents to see how freeing that is to her.”
A Labor of Love
Zophia received a Marquis Crown Resort, a luxury five-person hot tub with two full-body lounges, and specialized massage seats for different therapy needs. After shipping, Marquis relies on its dealer network for final installation. Acme Pool & Spa Company in New Hartford drove over six hours round trip to ensure a smooth experience. Owner Tyler Armstrong was happy to help.
“We absolutely loved seeing the enjoyment it brought Zophia and her family,” says Armstrong. “It makes you realize you shouldn't take for granted what you have. My team understands the importance of these situations, and we hope to do more in the future. It doesn't matter how far away the delivery is. If possible, we’ll help with every single one.”
Inspired to Work Harder
Rick Gallagher, CEO of Marquis, and father of seven expressed his appreciation: “Wish kids like Zophia inspire us to make hydrotherapy available to more children with critical illnesses. It’s a privilege to be part of the team that includes Marquis, dealers like Acme Pool and Spa, and the good people at Make-A-Wish who have come together to make this happen 1,100 times. In a world with its share of brokenness, this sort of work inspires all of us to work harder to serve well and make an impact how we best can do so.”
$1,100 Off Coupon in April
To celebrate 1,100 wishes granted, Marquis is offering $1,100 off two popular models during its “In the Spirit of a Wish” campaign. At participating dealers, save $1,100 off the Crown Spirit four-person hot tub or the Crown Wish five-person hot tub. Plus, Marquis will donate $100 to local Make-A-Wish chapters for every Spirit and Wish hot tub purchased in April. Download the discount coupon at marquisspas.com/in-the-spirit-of-a-wish. Offers end on April 30, 2023.
World Wish Day 2023
Each year, Make-A-Wish celebrates World Wish Day on April 29th. Thanks to everyday people, Make-A-Wish has granted more than 550,000 wishes to date around the globe. A child makes a wish, but you make a difference. Raise your hand and donate at wish.org/worldwishday.