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July 22, 2020

SPECIAL REPORT: Youngest Iowa wish hero kayaks entire Cedar River for Make-A-Wish Iowa

"We were just chatting it up at the house, what would it be like to head down the Cedar River? That'd be pretty cool," Ben said.

Liam saw this as an opportunity to give back.

"My goal is to give a sick kid, a wish," Liam said.
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June 26, 2020

Children light up Mowery's life -- and she theirs, through Make-A-Wish

“It’s unbelievably rewarding to see a child, saying ‘What do you really want to do?’ and then they realize they’re indeed going to go on this fantastic trip or have this fantastic playset in their yard or they’re actually going to get (what they request), after months and months of an awful situation,” Mowery said.
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April 17, 2020

Make-A-Wish Iowa gets creative to grant 3-year-old's wish

"He has had the worst year and getting it now, especially when we are all stuck at home and need new things to do, it's really nice to get everything now,” said Gabbie Alexander, Forest’s mother.
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April 13, 2020

Make-A-Wish Iowa Sending 'Messages of Hope' After COVID-19 Postpones Wishes

Dozens of wishes are now postponed due to the public and medical concerns of COVID-19. Amid all the uncertainty and fear, Make-A-Wish Iowa is launching a campaign to spread hope and joy.
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March 12, 2020

Iowa charities taking action due to coronavirus outbreak

The gala allows participants to bid on items and it usually raises tens of thousands of dollars for the group. Konig says she is optimistic donations will still be strong even though people won't have an in-person event to go to.

"We're hoping for the best," said Konig.
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January 29, 2020

Iowa Father Recalls Kobe Bryant Granting Son's Dying Wish

Diagnosed with a terminal illness Cody and his family reached out to Make-A-Wish Iowa. A request to meet Cody’s idol Kobe Bryant. “It was amazing. It was really amazing for Cody. They flew us down there and gave us a rental car everything,” said Billy.
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