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Edison Student Helps Raise Donated Airline Miles to Grant Wishes for Minnesota Kids with Life-Threatening Medical Conditions
Friday, March 04, 2016 10:00 AM

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Earlier this week, Edison’s 9th grade student, Vikki Inamagua arrived at WCCO-TV and stepped into the spotlight to share her story and to help Make-A-Wish Minnesota and WCCO-TV raise donated airline miles to help grant wishes for Minnesota kids with life-threatening medical conditions. 
 
Her day kicked off at WCCO-TV where she was presented with a Passport to Space adventure. A space aficionado, Vikki who is battling a blood disorder, wishes to go to Space Camp which will come true later this year. As part of her Passport to Space adventure, Vikki learned how to solve problems astronauts face in zero gravity, an amazing Skype chat with four NASA astronauts and a surprise meeting with retired astronaut and current Sun Country pilot, Curt Brown. Vikki even learned how to build her own Mars Rover! 
 
Vikki's visit to the University of Minnesota to learn about designing clothing for astronauts, held a special place in her heart for she
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has always been fascinated with space. She is no stranger to the U of M for she has participated in the GEMS (Girls in Engineering, Mathematics, and Science) robotic program in 6th grade. Recently, she has taken an interest in theater and is managing the lighting for Edison’s upcoming production of “Our Town” that opens tonight. 
 
 
This year, with the Vikki’s help and WCCO-TV, the Wishes in Flight airline miles drive raised more than 5.3 million airline miles and Sun Country point to help grant travel wishes for kids like Vikki. To learn more, visit Make-A-Wish Minnesota at mn.wish.org/DonateMiles.