Jan 29, 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.