Live Oak Bank partners with Make-A-Wish® Eastern North Carolina to fulfill a little girl’s wish

Monday, June 2, 2014 – Wilmington, NC – Today, Live Oak Bank is hosting a send-off party for Jazzmin, an 11 year-old Make-A-Wish® child whose wish is to go to the Florida Keys to swim with the dolphins. It will be a highlight in her life, as she has been battling a genetic pancreatic disease since she was just 15 months old.

“A wish come true helps children feel stronger, more energetic, more willing and able to battle their life-threatening medical conditions,” expressed Janis Netherland, Director of Philanthropy in the Wilmington area for Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina.  “With 200 kids scheduled to receive their wish this year, the support of companies like Live Oak Bank is critical to ensure these wishes are granted.”

“We are so grateful to be a part of Jazzmin’s wish,” commented Laura Petty, Marketing Programs Manager at Live Oak Bank. “This is our second year being involved with this amazing organization that is making a difference in the lives of some very special children. We hope that Jazzmin and her family have a wonderful time in the Keys.”

Make-A-Wish® Eastern North Carolina grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. Founded in 1986, the chapter serves all medically eligible children who reside in the 49 counties east of the Orange / Alamance county line. Our chapter operates solely through generous donations of individuals, corporations and foundations. With the help of more than 200 volunteers, including our Board of Directors, Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina has granted more than 2,700 wishes since its inception. More information is available on our chapter website You can also follow us on Facebook ( and Twitter (@MakeAWishEastNC).

Live Oak Bank was founded in 2008 to provide small business loans to professionals across the country looking to start or expand their business. Aside from acquisitions and refinancing, Live Oak’s lenders specialize in real estate loans and ground up construction projects. The bank originally began lending to veterinarians, and has since expanded not only into other healthcare-related industries, but into specialty areas as well.Having such a keen industry focus and trade specialists on board, enables the bank to offer an exceptional level of service to the client.  To learn more about Live Oak Bank, please visit

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