With nearly 30 years of investment banking experience, Michael Quiel leads Legend Advisory Corporation as president. Outside of this role, Michael Quiel supports several nonprofit organizations, including the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which recently granted the wish of a child named Gregory.
A 5-year-old boy with a brain tumor, Gregory has almost completely lost his eyesight and has difficulty walking. One of his dreams has always been to ride a tractor similar to his toy tractors, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation decided to make this wish a reality.
On March 22, 2017, Gregory and his family arrived at Toys “R” Us to meet two of the Make-A-Wish Foundation volunteers. Gregory and his family then traveled with the volunteers to The Original Manassero Farms, a large farm and farmers’ market in Irvine, California.
Dressed in denim overalls, Gregory was greeted at the farm by the owners, Dan and Anne Manassero, with a variety of treats, including hot dogs, cookies, chips, and strawberry smoothies. The Manasseros then took Gregory on a tractor ride, helping him steer as they drove around the farm.
Before Gregory left, the Manasseros presented him with an electric tractor he can ride at home. To learn more about the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the children it has served, visit wish.org.