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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.

Sep 15, 2017


Virginia boy travels to Iowa for his tractor wish

TV6 - Davenport, Iowa

Bryant, a 10-year-old from Virginia, was told he could have any wish in the world − go anywhere, see anything. Bryant told his wish granters he wanted to see the place where his favorite tractors were built. Soon after, Bryant and his family were on their way to Waterloo, Iowa, to visit the John Deere factory.

Sep 11, 2017

Miss America Cara Mund with wish kid

Miss America devotes time to Make-A-Wish

KVRR - Fargo

Cara Mund made North Dakota history when she was crowned Miss America. Mund, who grew up in Bismarck, spent much of her childhood devoting time to philanthropy. At age 14, she started “Make-A-Wish Passion with Fashion,” an annual fashion show that has raised more than $76,000 to grant wishes for kids across North Dakota.

Sep 05, 2017


Leukemia patient wishes to visit playground

CBS13 - Sacramento

Darey’s daily cancer treatments for the next three years mean trips to his local park are not possible. After the 5-year-old told wish granters his wish, 30 volunteers put in a day’s worth of manual labor to bring a playground to Darey’s backyard.

Aug 25, 2017

wish kid Piero

Cancer patient is deputy for a day

The Clarion-Ledger – Jackson, Miss.

Piero joined the DeSoto County Sheriff's Office to become an honorary deputy for a day. The 7-year-old received an authentic uniform, complete with patches and a tie, and then spent the day out on patrol. For the little boy with the courageous heart, it was a wish come true.

Aug 22, 2017

wish kid Logan

The Terminator and me (Logan’s wish)

Inside Edition

For his wish, Logan asked to meet the star of his favorite movie franchise: The Terminator. The 15-year-old met Arnold Schwarzenegger in an open field outside of Los Angeles for an amazing adventure, including a tank ride. The Inside Edition cameras captured Logan’s wish in action.

Aug 02, 2017

wish kid Mya

North Dakota teen travels to help sea turtles

WPTV – West Palm Beach, FL

Mya has always dreamed of helping baby sea turtles. Her wish took her to the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center in Boca Raton, where the 17-year-old helped scientists feed and care for sea turtles. The nature center monitors more than 800 nests and releases 9,000 turtle hatchlings every season.

Jul 26, 2017

wish kid Nathan went on a trip of a lifetime

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.

Jul 11, 2017

Andrew became an honorary Coast Guard rescue swimmer

Woodland boy is Coast Guard rescue swimmer

The Columbian - Vancouver, WA

Andrew, 8, who is nonverbal and nonmobile from a rare congenital brain malformation, has for years had a fascination with rescue swimmers. The love dates back four years, when a 4-year-old Andrew watched a movie about Coast Guard rescue swimmers.

See Andrew become an honorary Coast Guard rescue swimmer.

Jun 26, 2017

Mikkel and Alana

Alana's song receives worldwide premiere

104.3 MyFM – Los Angeles

Alana’s wish to record her music became a reality when Mikkel Eriksen, from the producing and songwriting team known as Stargate, invited the 15-year-old to their studio in Los Angeles.

Valentine in the Morning, from 104.3 MyFM, interviewed Alana and gave her song “Dashiki Woman” its worldwide premiere. Valentine and his team posted a podcast about Alana and her wish experience on the iHeartMedia website (“Dashiki Woman” begins at 6:12 into the podcast).