Sheraton Resort dedicates tree lighting ceremony to Make-A-Wish child

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Sheraton Resort dedicates tree lighting ceremony to Make-A-Wish child

by: David Hurwitz | .
Stripes Guam | .
published: November 30, 2012

The Sheraton Laguna Guam Resort, in conjunction with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, held a tree lighting ceremony on Nov. 30 dedicated to Jonathan Toves, a 13-year-old resident of Yigo who suffers from rheumatic heart disease.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.

Jonathan’s wish is for a shopping spree, but he wants to wait until his brother, Anthony Atoigue, can be with him. Atoigue, who is currently serving in the U.S. Air Force, is in the process of requesting a transfer to be stationed on Guam.

Jonathan's wish is being sponsored by TakeCare Insurance, which will cover the cost of the shopping spree, ground transportation, meals and any necessary flights for Atoigue, his wife and children to return to Guam.

“Sheraton Laguna Guam Resort is honored to work with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to aid in bringing cheer and joy to Mr. Jonathan Toves during this holiday season. On Nov. 30, 2012, we will dedicate our annual Christmas Lighting Ceremony to Jonathan and present him and his family with a Gift Certificate for a one-night stay in our Presidential Suite, including dinner and breakfast at our La Cascata Restaurant," the resort said in a statement.

Sheraton Laguna Guam Resort is a contributing hotel in the UNICEF ‘Check out for Children’ program and supports numerous local corporate, government and individual fundraisers,” said Vincent Cruz, general manager of the resort.

For more information about the Make-A-Wish Foundation, see their website at

To learn more about rheumatic heart disease, see

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