Apr 25, 2019
Four-year-old Avery had her wish to go to Disney World granted after she was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy.
Apr 23, 2019
A dream trip came true for a young girl from Falls Church because of the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s Mid-Atlantic chapter. Three-year-old Kathryn had a bone marrow transplant last year and wished to go to the Walt Disney World Resort. Earlier this year, she headed to Orlando to meet in person some of her favorite characters from the Disney Junior network.
Apr 05, 2019
Russian Machine Never Breaks
Capitals forward Tom Wilson has had a busy season. In addition to racking up the first 22-goal season of his career, he’s also been bringing hope and joy to critically-ill kids from Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic through his initiative “Forty Three’s Friends”.
Mar 28, 2019
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Henry always dreamed of being a superhero, especially during his battle with cancer. With help from the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the CIA and our own Lester Holt, he transformed into "Super Henry” and saved the sun from evil alien Dragon the Dark.
Mar 27, 2019
Russian Machine Never Breaks
Tom Wilson came up with the idea for his initiative, called Forty Three’s Friends, last summer, supporting twenty Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic families this season as the children wait for their Wishes. The 24-year-old winger donates tickets to critically-ill children and their families, meets with them after games, and gives them a tour of the Capitals’ locker room.
Mar 26, 2019
Though he's known for his toughness on the ice, the Washington Capitals' No. 43 Tom Wilson is known locally for his big heart.
Feb 25, 2019
Wish kid Davonte wanted to cook a meal for his family, so Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic and a 'Top Chef' contestant made his dreams a reality. 5-year-old Davonte Galloway was diagnosed with a brain tumor and his mom Ameera Sanders said in-between surgeries, his love for cooking really took off.
Jan 31, 2019
To say Elliot Schor is excited to go to the Super Bowl in Atlanta would be an understatement. He was diagnosed with leukemia in 2016 and still has one year left of treatment.
Jan 30, 2019
You’d think no one could be more excited going into this year’s Super Bowl than Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff or New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick. An 11-year-old boy from Annapolis — a diehard Redskins fan — is more excited for Sunday than most Rams and Patriots fans.
Jan 29, 2019
A team of 16 Make-A-Wish® kids representing 11 different states in addition to Washington D.C. and Canada will have their wishes granted when they travel to Atlanta, Ga. for Super Bowl LIII. The kids, who are all facing critical illnesses, will experience a life-changing, football-fueled weekend thanks to the generous donations of individuals and corporate supporters, including the National Football League (NFL).