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January 06, 2021

Local man competes on Netflix's 'Best Leftovers Ever'

His daughter's wish continues to impact him today, wish dad participating on 'Best Leftovers Ever' currently airing on Netflix.
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November 20, 2020

Symmetry Financial Group Virtual Auction Raises $260,000 for Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina

Symmetry Financial Group, a leading insurance marketing organization, raised $260,000 during its virtual fundraising event themed A Night Under the Stars benefiting Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina.
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September 16, 2020

Make-A-Wish to Aid Vass Park

4-year-old Ivy Williamson has a wish: to be able to play on the playground with other children her age. The young, Vass girl will get that wish granted Wednesday morning at Sandy Ramey Keith Park.
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September 15, 2020

4-year-old girl’s wish for inclusive playground comes true

Four-year-old Ivy's wish to give her local park in Vass, NC wheelchair accessible playground equipment comes true.
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September 01, 2020

Shelby native Asher continues his baseball journey after beating cancer

In 2015, Asher got to meet Hickory-born pitcher Madison Bumgarner through Make-A-Wish. Asher continues to play the game he has loved since he was 3 years old.
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June 15, 2020

Make-A-Wish Surprises Kings Mountain Boy

Tre'Mars' wish to have an online shopping spree is granted with the help of dozens of fire fighters, police officers, first responders - and even two Spider-Men.
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June 12, 2020

Cabarrus County Senior Gets Special Surprise Just in Time for Graduation

Cabarrus County senior gets special surprise just in time for graduation.
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June 12, 2020

Concord Teen with Cystic Fibrosis Has Jeep Remodeled

Concord teen with cystic fibrosis has Jeep remodeled through Make-A-Wish and Turn5 before drive-thru high school graduation.
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May 31, 2020

The Thousands of Wishes the Pandemic Put on Hold

CNN highlights three out of the thousands of wishes put on hold due to COVID-19. Make-A-Wish estimates about 5,000 wishes will be postponed by the end of the summer due to the pandemic. Nearly 80% of them involve travel, others that were postponed involved gatherings.
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