August 9th was a special day for St. Joseph’s Villa resident Albert Lamirande. It is the day his wish came true through St. Joseph’s Health Centres’ Make a Wish Program. In July it was announced that Albert’s wish of spending the afternoon in downtown Sudbury and ending the evening with a nice dinner had been chosen as this years’ winning wish. The Make a Wish Program was introduced at St. Joseph’s Health Centre in 2015 in an effort to enrich the lives of residents and patients by providing opportunity for unique and meaningful life experiences or a new opportunity. Albert’s wish held significance in that as a younger man he spent a lot of time downtown and he had wanted to see how much it had changed over the years. Albert visited a number of different downtown locations throughout the afternoon including the Rainbow Centre, splash pad, took in a movie and ended the evening with a steak dinner at the Keg with St. Joseph’s Villa Staff Allanah O’Brien and his niece and nephew. Earlier in the day a special lunch was also provided to Albert and his primary care giver Jessica Peerla. Mr. Lamirande was totally thrilled and sated at the end of the day.