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Apr 22, 2017

Maryland Teen Gets a Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity at NFL Draft

CSN Mid-Atlantic

The first round of the NFL Draft gets underway on Thursday and the Ravens made sure a special fan will not only be there, but be a part of the process. In 2015, T.J. Onwuanibe was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer and through Make-A-Wish he wanted the opportunity to announce a Ravens draft pick. Ravens coach John Harbaugh announced that dream would come true and not only would T.J. get to announce a draft pick, but the Ravens first round draft pick.

Apr 22, 2017

This Ravens Fan Will Get to Announce his Team's First Draft Pick

SB Nation

NFL fans will be waiting with bated breath to see who their team will pick at the 2017 NFL Draft, and during the broadcast, there will be one lucky Ravens fan who will bear an important responsibility. On Friday, Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic and Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh had the pleasure to reveal the news that eighth grader T.J. Onwuanibe would be announcing Baltimore’s first-round draft pick from Philadelphia.

Apr 21, 2017

Maryland Teen to Help Announce Ravens Draft Pick

WBAL TV

WBAL-TV 11 News reported on T.J. Onwuanibe earlier this week when he organized a drive at McDonogh School to donate pajamas to terminally ill children. In February 2015, doctors diagnosed T.J. with a rare form of brain cancer. His cancer is now in remission, and on Friday, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh helped Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic grant T.J.'s wish, which was announced Friday during a school assembly.

Apr 21, 2017

8th Grader Cancer Patient Granted Wish to Announce Raven's First Draft Pick

ABC2 WMAR Baltimore

T.J., an eighth grader at McDonogh, who's currently undergoing treatment for brain cancer, got a big surprise Friday. He has a wish: to announce the Baltimore Ravens' first NFL Draft pick. Make-A-Wish responded Friday and they're sending him to Philadelphia. The wish reveal was extra special, including appearances from the Ravens cheerleaders and Poe. Head coach John Harbaugh said he's thrilled to have T.J. in Philly next Thursday.

Apr 07, 2017

Make-A-Wish Sends Callum To Disney World

ABC2 WMAR Baltimore

It is a wish come true for a child who suffers from a life-threatening disorder called Diamond-Blackfan anemia. Callum, a 6-year-old from Chestnut Hill Cove, found out that he is going to Disney World. He is looking forward to riding the rides and meeting his favorite characters: Pluto and Iron Man.

Mar 21, 2017

5-Year-Old Uses Superhero Powers to Battle Foes and Cancer

ABC2 WMAR Baltimore

In civilian life, 5-year-old Kaheem races around his house and loves to play with superheroes but when he puts on a cape, he becomes one. Last December, Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic helped make Kaheem's wish to become a superhero come true.

Mar 03, 2017

Alex Ovechkin Delivers Pizza to Shocked Capitals Fans

NHL.com

Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin delivered something other than goals, assists and wins as he teamed up with Papa John's to be a rookie delivery driver. It was part of Papa John's "Ovechkin Wish Special" that the chain ran. Customers who ordered the special on Friday were entered in a sweepstakes to have the All-Star personally deliver their pizza while $1 from each order went to Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic.

Mar 02, 2017

Chipotle DC Raises Over $15,000 Through Partnership With Make-A-Wish

America's Charities

On December 15, 2016, Chipotle partnered with Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic to host a fundraiser across the entire DC Metropolitan area. On that day, if guests mentioned Make-A-Wish at the cash register of any Chipotle in the area, they donated half of the proceeds from that guests’ sale to Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic.

Feb 21, 2017

Capitals Hang Out With Fans At Topgolf For Charity Event 'Wish Upon A Par'

Russian Machine Never Breaks

On Monday, the Capitals spent their day at Topgolf for Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic’s Wish Upon A Par. The event gave Caps fans a unique opportunity to spend the day eating and golfing with their favorite players while raising funds for a fantastic non-profit organization. Many of the Wish Kids from Hockey Fights Cancer month attended and were reunited with their players.

Feb 20, 2017

Caps Team Up With Make-A-Wish For Charity Golf Event

CSN Mid-Atlantic

Capitals players and alumni hit the driving range today with kids from Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic to help raise money and awareness.

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