Trusted Choice Independent insurance agents sponsor Wish room for Kansas kid

Dec 19, 2016

Trusted Choice Independent insurance agents from the Garnett, KS area hosted a “Zander’s Wish” Party for Zander, a 7-year-old Garnet boy who recently turned his families two car garage into a hands on, full out, play zone. This wish which was granted through Make-A-Wish Kansas. Trusted Choice independent insurance agencies – Fee Insurance Group- Hutchinson– along with the Kansas Association of Insurance Agents (KAIA) helped secure the funds to grant Zander’s wish to have a room that he and his entire family can enjoy.

Zander, who was born with nervous system disorder, got a sensory play room designed specifically for him. Contractors, teachers, family and child experts were all part of creating a room that includes a soft floor, windows that Zander can see out of, a built in trampoline, ball pit, large bean bags for lounging, a fish tank and of course painted in his favorite character, Goofy, colors of green and orange. 

“This is about working with our communities and agents to give back and grant wishes to some very important kids in our area.” said Joan Sutton, Vice President of Marketing and Membership for KAIA. “Trusted Choice independent insurance agents began a partnership with Make-A-Wish Kansas several years ago because we recognize that all children - particularly those who face every day with a serious medical condition - need to experience hope, strength and joy. We’re pleased to be a small part of Zander’s room makeover and truly loved every minute of hearing him sing and listening to him laugh and play.”

Local Trusted Choice insurance agents – along with Zander’s family– got a tour of his new room and had the opportunity to play in the ball pit and jump on the trampoline. The insurance agents, family and guests also got to enjoy lunch and cake together to hear more about how much the room makeover means to Zander. The physical growth and change they’ve seen in him, in just the past few weeks, has been very positive.

“The impact of granting a child a wish is far-reaching. It affects the wish child, their family, and entire community,” said Make-A-Wish Kansas.  “Wishes allow us to reach out to a child during their most vulnerable moments and offer them hope, strength and joy. We are privileged to have KAIA as an active community partner and sponsor, and we thank the local Trusted Choice independent insurance agents for their continued support.”

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About Make-A-Wish® Kansas
Make-A-Wish® Kansas grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Since its first wish in 1985, Make-A-Wish Kansas has granted the one true wish of more than 1,400 children with life-threatening medical conditions. As a national organization, Make-A-Wish is one of world’s leading children’s charities, granting the wishes of over 250,000 children. Learn more online at or call 316-838-9474. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter and Instagram.

About KAIA & Trusted Choice®
Kansas Association of Insurance Agents (KAIA) is a statewide association of more than 300 locally-owned independent insurance agencies. As Trusted Choice independent agents, KAIA members offer their clients a choice. Independent agents are free to shop around, allowing them to provide consumers with the best coverage at the right price for their budget. Trusted Choice agents offer both personal and commercial coverage, including property, casualty, life, health, workers compensation, employee benefit plans and retirement products. Visit to find your local independent agent.