Aug 02, 2017
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
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
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
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
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. 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
Following $100,000 donation, Topgolf light show intended to raise awareness and funds for Make-A-Wish on April 29
Mar 23, 2017
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
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
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.