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Feb 12, 2018

Wish Kid Anooj

“Total Microsoft kid” travels
to Redmond

KOMO - Seattle

Anooj, a 12-year-old from San Francisco with a neuromuscular disorder, loves everything Microsoft – from his Surface tablet to playing Xbox. When Anooj wished to meet Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, his wish granters at the Greater Bay Area chapter contacted wish granters at the Alaska & Washington chapter to coordinate his trip to the Microsoft campus in Redmond, Wash.

Jan 29, 2018

wish kids at Grammy Awards

Wishes came true at Grammy Awards

TODAY

The 60th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony had many special moments, but there was a completely different reason why it was a night to remember for seven wish kids, who attended as guests of The Recording Academy. TODAY’s Sheinelle Jones tells their stories.

Jan 21, 2018

Patient turned superhero saves his doctor

Patient turned superhero saves his doctor

Cook Children’s Medical Center – Fort Worth

When a team of villains captured oncologist Dr. Lauren Akers, only one person could stop them: Super Aiden.

The 7-year-old spent his day fighting bad guys, rescuing people, and putting out an airplane fire. His mom was not surprised by her son’s wish. “He didn’t let cancer beat him,” she said, “He was a hero for real. It makes sense to be doing what we’re doing for him.”

Dec 31, 2017

Hawaiian teen visits NYC for NYE Celebration

Hawaiian teen visits NYC for NYE Celebration

FOX News

After years of watching the celebration on television, Jennifer wished to go to New York City for New Year’s Eve. She received a behind-the-scenes tour for the event, including a close-up look at the Times Square Ball. The teen and her family took a side trip to The National September 11 Memorial and Museum, which was solemnly emotional. “Even though my hand is frozen,” Jennifer said, “it’s been good.”

Dec 18, 2017

the Power of a Wish

Make-A-Wish podcast miniseries

Midroll Media

Produced by podcast industry leader Midroll Media in partnership with Make-A-Wish, this miniseries features candid interviews with families of wish kids. The stories, which follow the kids’ journeys from learning their wish will come true to actually having their wish granted.

Dec 11, 2017

Hannah wishes to be a med student

Med Student for a Day

University of Central Florida News – Orlando

Her mother cried when Hannah received a white coat from the dean of UCF’s College of Medicine. The Ohio teen, who has straight A’s, spent the day meeting with medical students and receiving instruction from the faculty.

Nov 14, 2017

Nathan

Absolutely beautiful: 12-year-old’s trip of a lifetime

CBS 58 News - Milwaukee

Nathan, who is fascinated with first responders and rescue heroes, began his wish when he boarded an Amtrak train to New York City. The 12-year-old boy will meet police officers and become an honorary member of New York City Fire Department. Learn more about Nathan and his wish.

Oct 28, 2017

Wish kid Sawyer

Three-year-old’s wish takes roost

KEPR-TV – Pasco, Wash.

He wanted a chicken coop,” Sawyer’s mother Shelley laughed. “You know, a lot of kids go to Disneyland and go swim with the dolphins and stuff, but he wanted a chicken coop mansion.”

With the help of area volunteers and local donations, Sawyer received a place to keep his chickens safe – a place he can enjoy forever.

Oct 09, 2017

Wish kid Anna

Anna becomes a mermaid newscaster

WPTV – West Palm Beach, Fla.

As soon as Anna spotted mermaids on the beach, she ran to greet them.
The mermaids took Anna to the pool at the Boca Raton Beach Club and taught her how to swim like a mermaid. After learning the basics, Anna became a "mermaid newscaster" and had the opportunity to interview the mermaids.

Oct 05, 2017

Wish kid Sammie

Wish kid becomes wish ambassador

ABC 10 – Sacramento

Four years ago, after being diagnosed with osteosarcoma, Sammie’s wish took her and her family on the trip of a lifetime. Sammie never forgot her wish experience and she advocated for others to receive the transformational power of a wish. Now in high school, Sammie has been named a wish ambassador at her local Make-A-Wish chapter.