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Feb 07, 2017

Make-A-Wish Grants Travel Wish For Local Girl With Heart Condition


When we think of people impacted by heart disease or a heart condition, we usually think of people middle-aged or older. However, people of all ages are impacted. Gracie lives in Prince William County, Virginia and her name fits her perfectly. She has been through more than many people 10 times her age, and she is still smiling and laughing just like any other six-year-old. Grace was born with half of a heart, a condition called hypoplastic heart syndrome.

Feb 07, 2017

Capitals Players To Host Wish Upon A Par

Select Capitals players and their significant others will host "Wish Upon A Par," on Monday, Feb. 20, at Top Golf Loudon in Ashburn, Va. Tickets are currently on sale, with all proceeds benefiting Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic.

Jan 31, 2017

Campground Helps Grant Ill Boy's Wish

Family Motor Coaching Magazine

An FMCA commercial-member campground in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, teamed up with Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic to grant an ill 14-year-old boy’s wish for an RV camping trip. In September 2016, Ocean Lakes Family Campground, C4970, hosted Daequan Smith, who lives in Annapolis, Maryland. Daequan undergoes an extensive medical regimen because of a gastrointestinal disorder.

Dec 23, 2016

Super Kaheem Is A Superhero, Helping Others Along The Way

USA Today

Kaheem has chronic myeloid leukemia but that doesn’t stop him from being a superhero in his city.

Dec 19, 2016

Owings Mills Child Battling Leukemia Becomes A Superhero For A Day

Baltimore Sun

From saving a trapped Santa from the Ferris wheel at National Harbor to freeing D.C. sports mascots from bondage, 5-year-old Kaheem Philbert of Owings Mills was a superhero for a day on Friday — and the world was watching.

Dec 17, 2016

Five-Year-Old Super Kaheem Saves D.C. As Part Of Make-A-Wish Fulfillment

The Washington Post

Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic arranged a series of adventures around the Washington, D.C. area for a five-year-old's wish to be a superhero. 'Super Kaheem' rescued the Nationals mascots and visited the U.S. Capitol.

Dec 16, 2016

Boy, 5, With Leukemia Is Transformed Into "Super Kaheem" To Save Washington

CBS News

Who needs Batman or Superman, when you have “Super Kaheem” saving the day? In the D.C. area on Friday, you may have seen a five-year-old named Kaheem, who was transformed into “Super Kaheem,” as part of Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic, CBS affiliate WUSA reports. The young boy from Owings Mills, Md. is battling leukemia, and had the wish to help others.

Dec 16, 2016

Kaheem Saves DC: 5-Year-Old's Superhero Wish Comes True


A Maryland 5-year-old who is battling leukemia had the time of his life on Friday, fighting on this day for good and reminding us all what really matters. Kaheem, who is now better known as 'Super Kaheem', spent a very special day battling the "bad guys" around the nation's capital in a wish day that he-- and the thousands of people who cheered him on along the way-- won't soon forget.

Nov 07, 2016

Make-A-Wish Kid Might Be T.J. Oshie's New Good Luck Charm

Washington Post

Addy Flint loves cotton candy, sparkles and rainbows. She’s a big fan of T.J. Oshie, too, and she just might be the Capitals forward’s new lucky charm.

Nov 04, 2016

Capitals Come Through for Children with Cancer

The Washington Capitals locker room was filled with children's laughter and cheers following their practice at Kettler Capitals Iceplex on Friday. Although the Capitals were preparing to play the Florida Panthers at Verizon Center on Saturday, this was not a usual workday. They were hosting children from Make-A-Wish's Mid-Atlantic chapter, whom they are sponsoring as part of the Capitals' Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Night on Saturday.

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