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Wish granted: Teen surprised with video game creating computer at RIT

Riley Zabele checks out his new computer, granted through RIT's MAGIC Center and the Make-A-Wish Foundation of WNY.

Henrietta, N.Y. - A little bit of magic was on display Saturday in Henrietta, for a teenager who arrived at the RIT campus for quite a surprise.

Riley Zabele, 14, of Verona, NY is a video game enthusiast.

Saturday, he received a high end gaming computer, allowing him to design and build his own video games.

Riley has a brain tumor. His wish Saturday came to fruition through the Make-a-Wish Foundation and the MAGIC Center at RIT.

“Looking at it and seeing what Make-a-Wish has done for me, I was just speechless. I couldn't think of anything to say except for thank you. And it’s amazing,” said Zabele.

“The name of the center, the MAGIC Center, is aptly named. When you see Riley's face, with the reveal of this wish, was priceless,” said Jim Ockenden from Make-A-Wish.

The "magic" in RIT’s MAGIC Center stands for media, arts, games, interaction & creativity.

The center says they hope to see riley there in the coming years.

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