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Mar 15, 2016

Wishes Come True: Centreville's Liam Bruen Gets A Companion Dog

Centreville Connection

Like most little boys, Liam Bruen loves superheroes and playing with his dog and his friends — he just does it from a wheelchair. Born with muscular dystrophy, he was officially diagnosed one-and-a-half years ago.

Feb 19, 2016

Wizards Gave 10-Year-Old Battling Kidney Disease Player Introduction

SB Nation

The Wizards teamed up with Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic to help Nick Colucia, a 10-year-old who is battling a chronic kidney disease and a gastrointestinal issue, have an amazing experience with the team, including getting introduced as part of the starting lineup. He also got to take a tour of the arena and meet some of the team's players and announcers.

Feb 01, 2016

The Lakers Signed a Make-A-Wish Recipient With Cancer to a Contract

TIME

Before the Lakers’ Sunday night game against the Charlotte Hornets, Yitzi Teichman was ceremonially signed to a one-day contract with the Los Angeles basketball team. The 18-year-old is a cancer patient from Baltimore who was brought to the Lakers by Make-A-Wish. He signed with the franchise during a pregame press conference with general manager, Mitch Kupchak, in front of local media.

Dec 15, 2015

WISH GRANTED: Eden's Unicorn Wish Comes True in DC

FOX5 DC

Eden, a 5-year-old girl from Upper Marlboro, MD, spent the last year fighting brain cancer. FOX5 DC teamed up with Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic to make Eden's Unicorn Wish a reality. Eden and her family traveled around Washington, DC all day in a limousine escorted by the Secret Service, carrying her along the route of a scavenger hunt. But it was at the end of her journey that the moment she had been waiting for finally arrived - a beautiful white unicorn just for her.

May 07, 2015

Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic voted WBJ Best Places to Work

Washington Business Journal

Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic was selected as one of Washington Business Journal's 2015 Best Places to Work. Quantum queries, evaluates and scores participating companies in categories ranging from team effectiveness, trust in senior leadership and alignment with company goals.

Jul 17, 2014

Board Member Andrew Blocher Wins CFO of the Year Award

Washington Business Journal

Andrew Blocher, executive vice president and CFO, First Potomac Realty Trust and Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic Board member wins CFO of the Year Award.

May 14, 2014

Make-A-Wish Turns Little Girl into the Fabulous Katy Perry

Perez Hilton

When it comes to making a sick child's dreams come to life, Make-A-Wish goes all out! Just like with Addy, a young girl with stage IV cancer, who wanted nothing more than to be a pop star.

May 14, 2014

Make-A-Wish Turns Little Girl into Katy Perry

Marie Claire

A five-year-old girl named Addy recently asked Make-A-Wish to turn her into a pop star like Katy Perry, and they delivered with what must be the sweetest, most happy-cry-inducing music video of all time. Addy, who was diagnosed with stage IV cancer, specifically asked that her video be set to "Roar," because the song had helped lift her spirits during her treatments. The video is extremely cute, but as mentioned will probably make you cry, so proceed with tissues.

May 14, 2014

Cancer patient Addy channels her inner Katy Perry

USA Today

Battling cancer takes more than just medicine. It requires inner strength, too. Addy, a 5-year-old girl diagnosed with Stage IV cancer, finds inspiration through Katy Perry, specifically, her song Roar.

May 14, 2014

Five-Year-Old Cancer Survivor Stars in Her Own Katy Perry Music Video

TIME

Five-year-old Addy, who was diagnosed with stage IV kidney cancer last year, got to fulfill her dream of becoming a pop star with her own Katy Perry-inspired music video. Now in remission, Addy would spend time during her hospital visits practicing her singing and dancing, according to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, who helped put the video together.

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