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May 21, 2020


Parker Staples gave Nationals the luck they needed to overcome 19-31

NBC Sports Washington

For young Washington Nationals player Parker Staples, his role was to put smiles on his teammates’ faces—and rub off a little luck on them, too. Parker was 10 years old last summer when the Nationals invited him to come to the ballpark and sign a contract to join the team before hanging out in the clubhouse, hitting in the batting cages, warming up in the bullpen and throwing out the first pitch.

May 07, 2020

Kierra's wish

Garrett County child sees wish granted for birthday


Kierra Tasker had her birthday wish granted, receiving a surprise parade organized by her mother and a golf cart from Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic.

May 01, 2020

Kevin's wish

Make-A-Wish Gifts Computer to 12-Year-Old in Falls Church

Tysons Reporter

Kevin, a 12-year-old boy in Falls Church, can now hang out with his friends online because of Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic.

Apr 29, 2020


Make-A-Wish kid reminisces the day she met Bryce Harper


Kaylan King was 16 years old when she underwent a kidney transplant from her mom. In 2016, Make-a-Wish granted her wish to meet Bryce Harper. Kaylan spoke with Good Morning Washington for World Wish Day and reminisced the day she met her baseball hero.

Apr 09, 2020


Make-A-Wish fulfills request, puts many on hold

Times News

As a result of concerns regarding COVID-19, Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic is facing a record number of wishes waiting to be granted. Even as 90% of wishes are being postponed, Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic is working to grant the wishes it is safe to at this time, including the wish of 3-year-old Emerson of Silver Spring.

Apr 04, 2020


Washington Capitals Tom Wilson sends Make-A-Wish kids message and gifts

NBC Sports

Washington Capitals right-winger, Tom Wilson is utilizing his newfound free time by giving back to the children of Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic. Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic detailed that "Tom also went above and beyond and brought activities for us to send all our kids whose #WishesAreWaiting to pass time at home or in the hospital."

Apr 03, 2020


Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic Has Postponed About 90% of Wishes

NBC Washington

The coronavirus pandemic has made it increasingly harder for the Make-A-Wish charity to complete the requests of children with critical illness.

Mar 08, 2020


Trea Turner surprised a Make-A-Wish kid and his reaction was pure joy

NBC Sports Washington

Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic granted the wish of 7-year-old Nationals fan Drew , sending him and his family down to spring training in West Palm Beach. Drew has battled leukemia for two years, but he has gotten through it all with the help of his favorite player: Trea Turner.

Mar 06, 2020

Jacob's wish

Jacob's wish story


Jacob wished to go to Hawaii with his family and he will always be able to look back at his incredible, once-in-a-lifetime experiences during his ongoing medical journey.

Feb 28, 2020


Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic Seeking More Volunteers

930 WFMD

Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic is conducting multiple trainings in their major areas of need for anyone interested in volunteering with the organization.

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