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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).

Jun 11, 2017

Wish kid Grace receives a puppy

Child cancer survivor receives a puppy

NBC 5 News – Vermont

When Grace was diagnosed with leukemia at the age of 2, the gift of a stuffed puppy helped her through her treatments and hospital stay. The 5-year-old’s love for dogs continues to this day so her parents were not surprised their daughter wished to have a puppy when Make-A-Wish volunteers visited their home. Grace was presented with Lucy at her wish reveal and their bond was instantaneous.

May 02, 2017

T.J. got to announce the Ravens' first-round pick at the 2017 NFL Draft

Ravens fan wishes to announce the team’s first-round draft pick

Sports Illustrated

T.J. eats, sleeps and breathes football—particularly his Baltimore Ravens. And his wish was granted at the 2017 NFL Draft when he got to announce the Ravens' first-round draft pick.

Apr 27, 2017


Topgolf Lighting Targets Blue for World Wish Day®


Following $100,000 donation, Topgolf light show intended to raise awareness and funds for Make-A-Wish on April 29