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Make-A-Wish® Central & South Texas Team Up to Grant Local Boy

  • November
  • 30
  • 2016

It has long been debated whether there are angels in the world, active in people's lives. Perhaps there are or perhaps there are not, but it really comes down to who you talk to.

Take the case of a 9-year-old Hayden.

Confined to a wheelchair and nonverbal, Hayden had difficulty interacting with the world. Then, his teachers at school introduced him to a communications device called a SMARTboard and they saw great improvement in Hayden. Hayden's parents saw this improvement too and sought to be able to continue his progress through the use of a SMARTboard at their home. But such technology is often cost-prohibitive or otherwise unattainable.

Hayden had been referred to Make-A-Wish® after being diagnosed with a life threatening nervous system disorder.  It came as no surprise that his, and his family's wish, was to help Hayden continue to be able to connect and communicate with those he loves. With the generosity of Data Projections that wish came true.

Make-A-Wish often relies on the kindness and support of those in the community to help them accomplish their mission.  Data Projections is an excellent example of this, and are true champions of the kids Make-A-Wish serves.

Data Projections personnel traveled to Hayden's home in Cibolo, Texas, and installed a SMARTboard 885 with a SMART UX80 projector, along with the necessary hardware, software and applications to provide Hayden with a state-of-the-art system at home.

Following the installation, Data Projections personnel tested all the connections and programs. They also installed a surround system. Following Hayden's discharge from a hospital stay in early 2016, Data Projections hooked up his laptop to the SMARTboard and Hayden experienced his wish for a new level of contact with the world.

Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas is a nonprofit, volunteer organization that is dedicated to granting the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. The chapter grants more than 266 wishes each year to the children in its region.

Founded in 1987, Data Projections has grown into a leader in the audio visual solutions industry. With offices in Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio, Data Projections focuses on the businesses and institutions that also call Texas home. Data Projections offers its clients the ability to connect with others, collaborate in innovate ways and simplify even the most technically complex processes. Visit to learn more.