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Nov 11, 2014

Wish kid Xavier tastes his birthday cake

A Virtual Surprise Birthday Party for 3-Year-Old – Ludlow, Mass.

Xavier, who was recently diagnosed with acute lymphoid leukemia, is unable to attend his preschool. But that didn’t stop his classmates from having a virtual surprise party with him on his birthday. Now Xavier can stay connected with his friends.

Nov 10, 2014

Wish mom with her family

The Healing Power of Travel

A wish mom reflects on her daughter’s life-changing wish and reminds us to build a world of memories through our experiences.

Oct 29, 2014

Wish kid Ashley wishes to be a trainer in the NFL

A Trainer in Training

Carolina Panthers –

Ashley dreams of being a pro athletic trainer and her favorite NFL team, the Carolina Panthers, granted her wish.

Sep 08, 2014


Georgia Girl Travels to Rainforest to See a Unicorn

KHON2 - Honolulu

Addison wished to go to a Hawaii, where she believe unicorns live in the rainforest. A team of volunteers came together to give Addison a fairy-tale experience that she described as “happily ever after.”

Aug 23, 2014


Make-A-Wish Hero Saves the Weekend

Coast Guard Mid Atlantic blog

Isaac, 7, lived his dream to be part of a Coast Guard rescue helicopter crew.

Aug 01, 2014

Wish kid Garrett

Gustine Teen with Rare Disease Sees His Wish Come True

Merced Sun-Star – Merced, Calif.

Garrett had been planning his wish, an electronics shopping spree, for years. When the day came, he couldn’t stop smiling.

Jul 29, 2014


Tommy Johnson Jr Drives to Help Wish Granting

National Hot Rod Association

Read the official blog for the NHRA driver and the Chandler/DSR funny car being driven on behalf of wishes.

Jul 28, 2014


Celebrity Wish Leads to Peer Meeting


After wishing to be a celebrity, Grace, 11, headed to the 2014 Young Hollywood Awards, where she got to meet Justin Bieber.

Jul 22, 2014

Wish kid Matthew

Lunch with Cutch and an MLB Contract

WTAE 4 - Pittsburgh

Matthew, 12, traveled from Colorado to have lunch with his favorite player, Andrew McCutchen. Afterward, the two played catch, which led Pittsburgh Pirates’ President Frank Coonelly to sign Matthew to a one-day contract with the team.

Jun 05, 2014

Wish kid Gabriel

The Story of Ranger Gabriel in Yosemite National Park

Gabriel, an 8-year-old from Florida, became an honorary park ranger at an official swearing-in ceremony. He spent the day working at the park, putting out a wildland fire with the Yosmemite fire crew, searching for an injured hiker, and assisting the Yosemite medical team in the rescue.