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Bryna Oleshansky

Meet Bryna

Bryna

How long have you been involved with Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee?
I have been with Make-A-Wish since March 2017 

What is your job? What do you do at Make-A-Wish?

I am the Community Engagement Coordinator with Make-A-Wish Middle TN. I work with all of our volunteers, recruit and train new volunteers, and do some community outreach through county visits. I also get to meet with a lot of our wish kids to help complete their paperwork.

What is your favorite wish story or experience?
One of my favorite wish stories was a wish we assisted with in April. LaVar wished to meet Casey Cooper, which he got to do along with so much more. Casey is a Pearl Drum artist and since Pearl Drum’s headquarters is in Nashville the wish took place here. LaVar got to ride to the Pearl headquarters with Casey in the “Pearl Mobile,” and he got a tour of the Pearl facility along with a drumming lesson from Casey. The best part of the day was LaVar and Casey recording the drum part of Uptown Funk and Casey telling LaVar that he was going to post it to his Youtube channel for his millions of viewers to see. At the end of the day, Casey told LaVar he was going home with a full set of Pearl Drums (along with a ton of other swag). LaVar’s mom told me that he usually does not show emotion and is rarely seen smiling. After we left Pearl headquarters, LaVar was smiling ear to ear and talked about how awesome the day was the whole way home.
If you could have one wish, what would it be?
Go to Dollywood with Dolly Parton or be a guest on Jimmy Kimmel and have Bradley Cooper as my co-guest

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