published Thursday, February 17th, 2011

Make A Wish dream comes true for Canadian boy

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    Staff photo by Dan Henry - The Chattanooga Times Free Press. February 17, 2011. Alex Schneider, 7, from Canada, meets celebrity designers at the Extreme Makeover Home Edition site Thursday which was made possible through the Make A Wish foundation as he has Salla Disease.

Seven-year-old Alex Schneider, who has Salla Disease, arrived this morning on the scene of the Extreme Makeover construction project under way in Rossville.

The Schneiders, who are from Canada, made the trip thanks to the Make A Wish Foundation.

Alex is in a wheelchair and cannot speak.

Family members said they are thrilled to be at the Extreme Makeover work site and hope to catch a glimpse of the some of the popular television show’s star, including Ty Pennington.

Read more in tomorrow’s Times Free Press.

about Joan Garrett McClane...

Joan Garrett McClane has been a staff writer for the Times Free Press since August 2007. Before becoming a general assignment writer for the paper, she wrote about business, higher education and the court systems. She grew up the oldest of five sisters near Birmingham, Ala., and graduated with a master's and bachelor's degrees in journalism from the University of Alabama. Before landing her first full-time job as a reporter at the Times Free Press, ...

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