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Aug 30, 2019

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Behind the Scenes with Make-A-Wish

The Points Guy

The Points Guy shares an inside look at planning a Make-A-Wish wish trip, what it's like to take one and how the public can help enable more by donating airline points, miles and dollars.

Aug 26, 2019

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Boy Wishes to Meet Bone Marrow Donor

CNN

Gabriel is a 7-year-old who was the successful recipient of a bone marrow transplant. His wish was to meet his donor who happened to be living in Germany. Make-A-Wish Illinois united the two, and they formed an incredibly close bond during their time together.

Aug 26, 2019

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Jason Momoa Grants Wishes

CNN

Jason Momoa, otherwise known as "Aquaman," shares inspiring photos from his first Make-A-Wish wish granting experience, in which he says he will "do this for life." Wish kids Eva Eros and Kalice became part of this ohana throughout their day visiting Warner Bros. Studios.

Jun 27, 2019

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Make-A-Wish CEO is helping to change the lives of critically ill children

Authority Magazine

Make-A-Wish America President and CEO, Richard K. Davis shares how he defines leadership, what movement he’d like to start and five things he wishes someone would have told him when he first started in a Social Impact Heroes profile.

Apr 26, 2019

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Jenna and Meredith climb the Vessel for Wishes

TODAY Show

In the TODAY Show's third and final Wish Week segment, Jenna Bush Hager and Meredith Vieira crossed town to climb New York City’s new urban landmark, the Vessel at Hudson Yards, and raise money for Make-A-Wish. They had the opportunity to meet many wish kids, volunteers and sponsors along the way.

Apr 25, 2019

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Wish Kid Announces first round NFL draft for Bucanneers

NFL

Kacey dreamed of a wish that money couldn't buy - the opportunity to announce the first round NFL draft pick for his favorite team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Kacey's dream came true in front of millions of fans in Nashville. Not only that, Coach Arians called Kacey after the pick and invited him to Tampa to tour the team's facilities.

Mar 13, 2019

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Wish Kid gets Golden Ticket on American Idol

POPSUGAR

Former wish recipient Ethan Payne who wished to meet Luke Bryan in 2016 auditioned for Luke Bryan, Lionel Ritchie and Katy Perry on American Idol, and he got the golden ticket and a surprise duet with Bryan.

Mar 10, 2019

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Wish Kid Meets Ellen Pompeo

E! Online

17-year-old Isabelle's dream to meet Ellen Pompeo of Grey's Anatomy came true. She even got her own scrubs and badge and directed a scene of the show.

Feb 12, 2019

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Make-A-Wish at the Grammys

Seventeen

Seventeen follows wish kids Rachel, Jayden, Sylvia and Keegan as they glam up for the Grammy's red carpet.

Feb 01, 2019

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Make-A-Wish® team of 16 wish kids heading to Super Bowl LIII

PR Newswire

The kids, who are all facing critical illnesses, will experience a life-changing, football-fueled weekend thanks to the generous donations of individuals and corporate supporters, including the National Football League (NFL).