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Sep 22, 2018

Zelaya's wish to help hurricane victims in Puerto Rico

A wish to help hurricane victims in Puerto Rico

ABC 7 – Los Angeles

When Zelaya saw Hurricane Maria’s effects on Puerto Rico, she immediately wanted to help. She used her wish to send food, water and toys to the kids and families still affected by Maria.

Sep 19, 2018

Padres Go All Out for wish kid Levi

Padres Go All Out for Levi


For Levi’s wish, he signed a one-day contract with his favorite baseball team, the San Diego Padres.

"Right after his last surgery,” his mom said, “I remember him getting home, and the first thing he was excited to do was watch the Pads."

Check out Levi’s day of fun.

Jul 27, 2018

Community builds girl’s dog-themed playhouse

Community builds girl’s dog-themed playhouse

WGN – Chicago

At the age of 2, Annabelle was diagnosed with a rare, untreatable nervous system disorder. Today, the 5-year-old can be found playing outdoors with her dogs. Thanks to a community of volunteers, Annabelle now has a place to hang out with her furry friends.

Jul 21, 2018

Mermaids keep Naomi strong

Mermaids keep Naomi strong

CBS 12 – Boca Raton, Fla.

Naomi loves everything about mermaids. Her wish to swim with them, and the hope of receiving her very own pink fins, kept her strong. “This day means a lot,” her mom said, “to see her happy.”

Jul 06, 2018

Celebrating life with his community

Celebrating Life With His Community

FOX 61 – Hartford, Conn.

After waiting two-and-a-half years, through treatments and open-heart surgery, Jack knew exactly what his wish would be: To thank the Town of Prospect by throwing party for everyone who supported him and his family during his journey with cancer.

Jun 12, 2018

Make-A-Wish® America CEO Announces Succession Plan

PR Newswire

Make-A-Wish America today announced that David Williams, president and CEO, will depart the organization later this year after a successful 14-year career helping to drive the organization's overall strategy and vision.

May 09, 2018

Wish Kid Nick checks out the way a vacuum works

Wish kid learns about his favorite vacuum cleaner

WCVB – Boston

Nick’s love for the Shark Rocket Vacuum led to his wish to go to SharkNinja headquarters in Boston. CEO Mark Rosenzweig and dozens of employees greeted Nick for his daylong tour, which included visits with the Industrial Design team and Engineering technicians. After lunch, Nick starred in an informercial taping with Rosenzweig as his co-host.

May 09, 2018

Kids sell lemonade

Kids sell lemonade for wishes

KAMC News – Lubbock

On the first Saturday in May, two groups of kids raised money, selling lemonade and snacks, to grant life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. KAMC’s Sandra Eichenberg reports on the students who are transforming lives.

Apr 16, 2018

History fan and wish kid, John becomes a Revolutionary War drummer

History fan becomes a Revolutionary War drummer

Boston 25 News

John is a history buff who plays drums.

The teen from Anchorage traveled across America to be a drummer in a Revolutionary War reenactment. John chose Massachusetts because it is “where it all began."

On a rainy and windy morning, John marched and played for more than two miles with dozens of Acton, Lexington and Concord Minutemen.

Apr 16, 2018

A ukulele dream comes true for wish kid Celine

A ukulele dream comes true

KITV - Honolulu

While receiving treatments at a clinic, Celine fell in love with singing while playing the ukulele. She wished to visit Hawaii, where the ukulele was born.

Celine toured a factory to see firsthand the craft that goes into creating each instrument and, after her tour, she was surprised with a live performance by a few of her ukulele idols.