By Lt. Reagen Athey, AA/Public Information Officer Pleasant Valley State Prison
Pleasant Valley State Prison officials received a request from Tri-Counties Make-A-Wish Foundation and worked with the group to help connect a dying child with her incarcerated father.
Born with an incurable disease, the 2-and-a-half year old child wanted to spend a little time with her father. The doctors don’t expect her to reach her third birthday.
Make-A-Wish contacted the prison and arrangements were made for the child and the child’s mother to visit the incarcerated father.
The visitors received a rental car, a one-night hotel stay near the institution, and were given money for food, provided through the foundation.
This was the only visit the inmate has had with his daughter.
PVSP staff took photos for the family during the visit between the incarcerated father and his daughter, which may be the last time he’ll ever get to hold his little girl, according to officials. The identities of the inmate and the family are being kept private.