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Apr 29, 2018

Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic surprises teen at the 2018 Walk for Wishes


Sixteen-year-old Miles thought he was being called onstage to tell everyone about the wish he wanted, but had no idea that today, on his birthday, his wish would be granted.

Apr 27, 2018

From Cancer to Camden Yards


Christmas Day will never be the same for 18-year-old Jimmy Martino. “December 25, 2016,” he recalled. After months of excruciating headaches he finally went to the hospital. “Got an MRI. They found the mass in my brain." Jimmy was diagnosed with brain cancer. He'd have surgery the next day followed by months of radiation and chemo.

Apr 26, 2018

Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic & JetBlue send local children to Walt Disney World


Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic and JetBlue are sending three local children and their families on a trip to Walt Disney World. Volunteers greeted the children as they arrived in limousines at Reagan National Airport on Thursday. All three children are battling separate health conditions.

Apr 26, 2018

Make-A-Wish Trip

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Three children from the DMV got a special surprise at Reagan National Airport today.

Apr 26, 2018

Local kids receive special trip to Disney World through Make-A-Wish event


Cheering, crowds, and handmade signs filled the outside entrance to JetBlue on Thursday morning. “My name is Kait and this is my family and we’re going to Disney World!” 9-year-old Kaitlynn Thomas shouted to the crowd, smiling from ear to ear. Kaitlynn and two other children — 4-year-old Samuel and 4-year-old Evelynn — are heading to Disney World with their families as a part of a Make-A-Wish event.

Apr 26, 2018

3 DC area kids make a wish and get uplifting send off to Disney World


If you’re going on your dream vacation, you might as well go in style. Three “wish kids” who asked to go to Disney World started their trip Thursday at Reagan National Airport by getting brought to the curb in black stretch limousines. Each child was greeted by a cheering crowd made up of Make-A-Wish workers and volunteers, who cheered the kids on again when they got to the gate.

Apr 13, 2018

Make-A-Wish sends 18-year-old brain cancer survivor to Paris for a week


If you could go anywhere, do anything, be whoever, do you know what you would choose? Claire Svehla was given that opportunity. The 18-year-old brain cancer survivor chose a trip of a lifetime made possible by Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic.

Mar 29, 2018

Thank You Bristol-Myers Squibb

Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) and Make-A-Wish share a deep commitment to providing emotional support for patients and their families. Thank you, BMS! Your gift to Make-A-Wish in 2018 does more than bring joy to children with cancer. You help us give them an edge in conquering their illnesses.

Mar 28, 2018

Northern Virginia teen gives wish to benefit other kids


A Northern Virginia teenager's dying wish is to help lighten the burdens and ease the anxieties of other young cancer patients. The Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic has granted Timothy Bourbeau’s generous wish and donated more than 20 Playstations to the Pediatric Hematology and Oncology unit at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church.

Mar 12, 2018

Teen With Kidney Disease Becomes Judge For A Day Thanks To Make-A-Wish


Victor’s dream came true Monday as he became judge for a day, thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Few judges ever get the reception given to the 16-year-old as he arrived at Courtroom 5 inside Hargrove District Court. With the Honorable Jack I. Lesser at his side, Victor had a full docket.

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