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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.

Nov 04, 2016

Charm City Celebration of Wishes Helps Sick Kids in Maryland

ABC2 WMAR Baltimore

Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic is hosting it's biggest fundraiser of the year Nov. 5-6. The Charm City Celebration of Wishes helps the organization help children battling disease in Maryland. There are more than 600 local kids waiting for wishes.

Oct 18, 2016

Arlington Police & Fire, California Pizza Kitchen Help Make-A-Wish

NBC Washington

California Pizza Kitchen donated food and employees, and Arlington police and fire staff waited tables to raise money for Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic.

Oct 06, 2016

Design for Change and DPR Assist in Granting Local Girl's Wish

Bethesda Patch

Local wish kid, 3-year-old London, celebrated the granting of her wish to have a playroom on Saturday, September 24. Diagnosed with leukemia, London’s childhood has been filled with trips to the doctor and extensive chemotherapy sessions when it should have been filled with play time and fun.

Sep 28, 2016

DC United Hosts Kick Childhood Cancer

Our Sports Central

Honorary Make-A-Wish Captain, who will lead the team out of the tunnel prior to kickoff and meet players following the full-time whistle. Halftime recognition of youth and families from the American Cancer Society, Alex's Lemonade Stand, the American Childhood Cancer Organization, Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic and the Leukemia Lymphoma Society who are surviving their battle with cancer.

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