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Kaeden's Wish Was Granted to See Where

Game of Thrones is Filmed

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For a sixth consecutive year, Independent Insurance Agents of Iowa has received a grant from Trusted Choice® to team up with Make-A-Wish® Iowa to grant an Iowa child's one true wish.  This year's recipient was 14-year-old Kaeden Sickler of North Liberty.  Pictured in photo is Make-A-Wish recipient Kaeden with​ Herky the Hawkey​e​.

Kaeden knew he was headed to Ireland but was kept in suspense of his itinerary until his “Wish Reveal Party" that was held on Tuesday, July 24 at Pizza Ranch in North Liberty. Along with family, Kaeden was joined by representatives from Make-A-Wish Iowa and Independent Insurance Agents from the area when he learned the Game of Thrones filming locations and locales he would be seeing. He and his family left for Ireland at the end of July. 

Representing Independent Insurance Agents of Iowa at the Wish Reveal Party were agents from UICCU Insurance Services and A.W. Welt Ambrisco Insurance of North Liberty. The agents attended the Wish Reveal Party and met Kaeden and his family just days before they flew to the Emerald Isle.

This year our grant recipient was selected in conjunction with the IIAI Summer Board Meeting which was held in Iowa City. Kaeden and his family were invited to an event held at Kinnick Stadium.   ​IIAI staff and Board members contributed money to send Kaeden to Ireland with some “fun money."

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Pictured in photo are: 

Seated: Kaeden & Coral Sickler

Standing: Heath Boeke & Scott Freeman, UICCU Insurance Services, Calvin & Lee Sickler 


Terry McDonald and Matt Baker, A.W. Welt Ambrisco Insurance


Kaeden w presidents.jpgPictured in photo with Make-A-Wish recipient Kaeden & his family are: 

Tim English, English Insurance Agency – Incoming IIAI President, Herky the Hawkeye and

Terry Friedman, Friedman Insurance – Current IIAI President