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New computer wish granted for Curtis

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His name is Curtis Raley; a 14-year-old who is the apple of his mom's eye.

His mother says he never gives her any trouble, unlike his other brothers and sisters.
"I think they know how to behave, they just don't want to do nothing," Curtis said.

"Curtis, he is the flame of the candle," said Belinda Raley, mother. "He is the highlight of the day."

Curtis was diagnosed with cerebral palsy shortly after birth. He is a gamer and is always on the computer. Belinda said his biggest wish was granted by Make-A-Wish and that was to have a computer of his own.
"We went to the Apple store and they spent two hours with me showing me how to use the Mac Book, and it was wonderful," Curtis recalled.

"It meant the world to him," Belinda added. "He actually didn't know that I did it. So when they actually showed up he was like wow! It was a whole new world to him."
"I had a real old computer before I had the Mac Book and it didn't run any games," Curtis said. "So when I got the Mac Book, I could use my computer and not my mother's, and it made things more fun."
Belinda said she's seen what the wish coming true has done for her son.
"It made what he loves to do simpler and easier," she said.
As for the power of a wish and what it does, just ask Curtis, and he'll tell you why it is important.

"They should support them because it makes other children feel better, because they got what they wanted, and what they dreamed of to have in their lives," he said.
"For children like little Curtis to make other children happy to make them feel special, to make their lives simpler, easier for them to go along in life," Belinda said.

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