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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

Mar 23, 2017

wish kid Hannah

Volunteers make Hannah's wish come true

KRQE News 13 -- Albuquerque

During treatments for a brain tumor, Hannah wished to have her own personal place to escape. A group of volunteers are keeping her spirits up, building the playhouse of Hannah's imagination. Local professionals and workers have spent the last three weeks putting finishing touches on the 12-year-old's dream.

Mar 06, 2017

Robert wished to be a Navy Sailor

Sailor for the day

Pacific Daily News - Guam

Robert was enlisted into the U.S. Navy. After taking his oath of duty, the new recruit joined several units at U.S. Naval Base Guam (NBG). Robert observed a variety of demonstrations, took a ride on a U.S. Coast Guard Sector boat and rode an NBG firetruck with emergency personnel. Robert’s day concluded with the End of Tour award for a job well done.

Feb 20, 2017

Hazen wished for new video game systems for other kids in his hospital

Portland 7-year-old uses his wish for others in the hospital

Fox 12 Oregon

During his four-hour treatments at the hospital, Hazen found playing video games made him happy and helped pass the time. When Make-A-Wish Oregon asked Hazen what he would wish for, the generous boy wanted to deliver TVs, tablets, gaming systems and an assortment of new games for other kids at Randall Children’s Hospital.

Feb 12, 2017

Four wish kids at The Grammys

Bay Village Teen Attends Grammy Awards Ceremony

Cleveland 19 Digital Team

Jane, 14, was one of four wish kids who wished to attend the 59th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony. Jane and her three new friends posed with many celebrities on the red carpet.

Feb 08, 2017

Blizzard Entertainment

Mischief Raises More Than $2.5 Million for Make-A-Wish®

Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of the World of Warcraft community, Blizzard raised more than $2.5 million for Make-A-Wish.