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November 14, 2020

Make-A-Wish grants wish for Las Vegas woman

18-year-old Lauren's wish to have a golden retriever puppy came true after a celebration including a car parade just for her.
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November 14, 2020

Make-A-Wish delivers some new puppy love to 18-year-old Las Vegan

Honking cars and waving neighbors ushered in a new best friend for 18-year-old Lauren, who was given a golden retriever puppy Saturday through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. (paywall)
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October 22, 2020

19 Philanthropic Families Who Are Investing in a Better Future

For their philanthropic efforts in support of Fashion Luncheon, longtime supporters Linda Richardson and her daughter, Melissa Akkaway, were profiled as one of America’s 19 most philanthropic families.
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October 06, 2020

The Force is Strong in Teen with Cystic Fibrosis

Volunteering, emceeing, granting wishes and flying through track practice are a small part of wish kid Connor's big efforts and contributions to the community.
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September 17, 2020

Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada profiled in 2020-21 Vegas Giving Guide

Check out our chapter's profile in Vegas Inc.'s 2020-21 Giving Guide. Special thanks to Martin-Harris Construction for sponsoring our profile and for their continued support of wishes in Southern Nevada.
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September 15, 2020

Cancer survivor uses Make-A-Wish scholarship to study pre-nursing at UNLV

Wish kid Fabian shares the impact of his wish and how his medical journey has shaped his future goals. (paywall)
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September 01, 2020

Make-a-wish gives big surprise to 4-year-old boy

Nicolas, or Nickel Pickle to those who know him well, receives his wish to have an outdoor play area in partnership with Martin-Harris Construction.
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August 26, 2020

Wish Fulfillment at UNLV

Jorge “Fabian” Trejo-Ibarra began his freshman year as a pre-nursing student at UNLV thanks to a scholarship funded by Rig-Rents through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Here he shares how his personal battle with lymphoma informed his decision to enter the healthcare field and how his wish will help him achieve his goals.
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August 24, 2020

Findlay Automotive Group supports Make-A-Wish

Watch Findlay Automotive Group CFO Tyler Corder discuss the company's support of Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada on The Morning Blend, including granting Steven's car makeover wish through Findlay Customs.
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August 10, 2020

Make-A-Wish Fulfills Boy's Dream Of Playing Outside For The First Time

Watch four-year-old Nicolas' wish to have an outdoor play area come true on this national news magazine.
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