Winterport Teen Hosts Carnival 

A Winterport teen is doing his part to give back to an organization that gave him so much.As Meghan Hayward tells us, it’s something he plans to do for as long as he can.We first introduced you to 14-year-old Tony Cote last year.He was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis when he was just nine months old.The Make-A-Wish Foundation decided to grant Tony with a wish, and he picked Disney World.And now Tony is doing his part to give back to an organization that helped him.” This year we wanted to do more of an event type thing. And so we decided a carnival is something that kids and parents are pulled into.”Tony has done other fundraisers in years past.With all the money going to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.” I’ve raised a little over $25,000 so it’s quite important because my trip was unbelievable.”He hopes other kids can have just as much fun on their trips as he did.” Kids have so much going on when they have a life-threatening illness. Their parents have so much and their siblings. So I think the whole family needs a break for a week.”Kids attending the carnival could toss darts, play kickball and some even got to go to jail.Cote’s mother, Melissa Gould says he put a lot into organizing the carnival.” I’m just so proud of him. I don’t know how to explain it. He just amazes me that he’s willing to go into these businesses and just talk with them explain out everything about Make-A-Wish.”Meagen Skages is also a Make-A-Wish kid.She was at the carnival having fun.” I’m playing games over there.”Tony says he will be forever grateful for what the Make-A-Wish Foundation did for him.And he will always try to to give back to them.” Every night when I got to sleep the last thing I think about is Make-A-Wish and how I’ve granted 4 wished and I fall straight asleep, it’s just comforting.”