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Apr 29, 2019

World Wish Day: Where there's a wish, Make-A-Wish finds a way

WJLA

With a mission to continue to transform the lives of children with critical illnesses, Make-A-Wish grants 480,000 wishes worldwide. Today is World Wish Day and Maddie along with her mom Vanessa Cabatic share their story.

Apr 25, 2019

Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic approaching their 10,000th wish

Yahoo! News

Four-year-old Avery had her wish to go to Disney World granted after she was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy.

Apr 23, 2019

Make-A-Wish Sends 3-Year-Old on Dream Disney Trip

Tysons Reporter

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

Tom Wilson receives a ‘thank you’ from Make-A-Wish kids

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

Six-year-old Super Henry achieves his superhero dream after battling cancer

NBC Nightly News

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

Tom Wilson brings wish kid to Capitals game through Forty Threes Friends

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

Tom Wilson Gives Caps Game Experiences to Make-A-Wish Kids

NBC4

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

5-year-old chef heats up Baltimore kitchen

WMAR

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

Make-A-Wish makes 11-year-old boy's dream to go to Super Bowl come true

WJLA

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

A trip to the Super Bowl LIII means hope for Annapolis 11-year-old

Capital Gazette

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.

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