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Jul 10, 2018

MI teen with heart condition gets to be Senator for a day

WXYZ Detroit

A Michigan teen who wanted to be a U.S. Senator for a day had his wish granted thanks to Make-A-Wish Foundation and Sen. Gary Peters. Thomas Stephenson, 18, from Greenville, is very passionate about politics and wanted to get a first-hand look at the United States political system. When he was eight, his grandfather took him to Washington D.C. to meet with legislators from Michigan.

Jul 10, 2018

Wish granted: Michigan teen becomes Senator for a Day


An 18 year-old Michigan teen who has dreams of becoming a United States Senator, at least for a day, had his wish granted on Tuesday thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and U.S. Senator Gary Peters. "Tom discovered his passion for government and politics at 8-years-old when he joined his grandmother on a trip to Washington D.C.,” Senator Gary Peters, D-Michigan, said.

Jun 13, 2018

Make-A-Wish Helps Girl's Africa Dream Come True

The Washington Informer

On Friday, June 8, Olivia was amazed to learn during her Farquhar Middle School eighth-grade farewell ceremony that her wish to go to South Africa to see elephants will come true this summer.

May 19, 2018

Local 5th grader receives a Make-A-Wish slumber party


Make-A-Wish and local residents gave a local 5th grader a day to remember. Reagan Seay and 29 of her closest friends left on a bus for a fun, action packed sleepover. The party with her friend's is Reagan's wish granted by Make a Wish Mid-Atlantic.

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

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

Make-A-Wish Trip

Local DVM

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

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

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.

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