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Oxnard Teen Gets Skype Surprise of a Lifetime

It was a birthday wish come true for an Oxnard teenager Monday meeting her favorite best selling author.

Nicole Wagmann, 18, lives with complex congenital heart disease including hypoplastic right ventricle.

She was able to Skype chat with R.L. Stine, the author of the “Goosebumps” series and known as the “Stephen King of children’s literature.”

It was made possible through Make-a-Wish Tri-Counties.

Nicole’s wish also included meeting Steve Axtell who created all the puppets for the film “Madagascar” and a puppet of her favorite “Goosebumps” character, Slappy the Evil Dummy.

Make-A-Wish Tri-Counties grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy.

Make-A-Wish can help grant the wishes of sick kids thanks to people like you who are able to spare extra frequent flyer miles.

Since the beginning of 2014, 450,000 miles have been collected from 42 donors with 26,000 of those miles from Santa Barbara County residents.

It’s part of the Wishes in Flight campaign to collect one million miles this year.

There are more children on the wish list with dreams to go to places like Disneyworld, on a Disney Cruise, or as simple as going on a shopping spree.

Even a few thousand miles can add up with other donations to make the difference of a lifetime for kids who need it most.

The Ventura County Barristers Associate will be hosting a Wishes in Flight Airline Mile Campaign during their annual Barristers Family Bowling Night on July 17 from 6-8 p.m at Harley’s Bowling Center in Camarillo.

Miles from Delta, US Airways, Continental, United and JetBlue airlines are accepted.

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