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Feb 03, 2020

John and Spencer

Dreams come true for boy who wished to meet John Ratzenberger

Attractions Magazine

Sharing a frozen treat with actor John Ratzenberger at Disney California Adventure’s Pixar Pier was 12-year-old Spencer’s greatest wish. On Jan. 28, Make-A-Wish and the Disneyland Resort made that wish come true.

Jan 25, 2020


NHL's top players help wishes come true for kids at All-Star Game

NHL News

Simeon, who moved from St. Louis to Baltimore 18 months ago, found himself back in the city where he began playing hockey and stunned to find himself inside the locker rooms at Enterprise Center on Friday night visiting with St. Louis Blues center Ryan O'Reilly, goalie Jordan Binnington and other players participating in the 2020 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend.

Jan 13, 2020


Wish Upon A Par Raises More Than $110,000 For Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic

NHL News

The 2019-20 Capitals roster and head coach Todd Reirden participated in the fourth annual Wish Upon a Par on Jan. 12, raising more than $110,000 for Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic. The event, hosted by Brooks & Erin Orpik along with Tom Wilson, and coordinated by Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic, was held at Topgolf in National Harbor.

Dec 08, 2019


The Give-Nashaylas wish day with Isaiah Thomas

NBC Sports Washington

Nashayla Glenn's wish was to meet Isaiah Thomas. The Washington Wizards, along with Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic, gave Nashayla a day she'll never forget.

Dec 06, 2019

wish kid Olivia

A holiday wish come true

Fairfax County Times

Centreville resident Olivia Greider was surprised with a series of gifts, from stuffed animals and clothes to a penguin-shaped suitcase, during a Wish Wednesday celebration held at Macy’s at Tysons Corner in McLean on Dec. 4 as part of the department store’s partnership with the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic publicly announced on Wednesday that it has granted Olivia’s wish to see the Penguin Parade on Phillip Island in Australia.

Dec 05, 2019


Make-A-Wish: Nitin's Wizards Wish

NBC Sports Washington

Nitin wanted to be a normal kid while battling a brain tumor, when Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic reached out to tell him he was eligible to receive a wish. Nitin wished to be a Washington Wizards basketball player, which was a memory he will never forget.

Nov 26, 2019


Make-A-Wish - Khiyon's experience with the Mystics

NBC Sports Washington

After battling a severe form of epilepsy, Khiyon wished to be a basketball player. The second he heart basketballs dribbling, he was ready to get onto the court. Khiyon lit up the moment he saw the Washington Mystics practicing, and he made several shots with the players cheering him on.

Nov 23, 2019


Cancer survivor Brock spends a weekend with T.J. Oshie and the Capitals

NBC Sports Washington

Brock Witmoyer, an 18-year-old from Reading, PA, wished to meet TJ Oshie and talk hockey. Thanks to Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic, he attended Saturday’s Hockey Fights Cancer game against the Vancouver Canucks and was introduced with the starting lineup alongside five other Make-A-Wish kids and rode with Oshie in a limo for the afternoon game.

Nov 22, 2019


Alex Ovechkin delivers again - but this time it's pizza

NBC Sports Washington

Alex Ovechkin partnered with Papa John’s and Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic to deliver pizzas throughout the DC area. He dropped off pizzas to a Fairfax County pediatric cancer clinic, MedStar Capitals Iceplex and an Arlington County firehouse.

Nov 22, 2019


Six Make-A-Wish kids learned they will be in the Capitals starting lineup


Six Make-A-Wish kids found out they will be in the Washington Capitals starting lineup for Saturday's game against Vancouver. Head Coach Todd Reirden surprised them after inviting them to skate at the Medstar Capitals Iceplex with the Capitals players. Each participant will be matched with the Capitals starting six players and introduced individually with their headshot on the jumbotron in honor of their fight against cancer.

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