Hunt of a Lifetime
In 1998, Hunt of a Lifetime founder Tina Pattison decided to grant the wish of her stepson, Matt, diagnosed with lymphoma, and began to raise money for a moose-hunting trip. Matt was 19 and too old to qualify for help from the Make-A-Wish Foundation. However, Pattison sent him on the trip after raising funds from hunters and hunting-supply companies in the US and Canada.
In 1999, Matt died of lymphoma. In that same year, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, responding to criticisms from animal rights groups and concerns over child safety, ceased granting hunting-related wishes. Cash donations collected at Matt's funeral were used to start the foundation.
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