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Jan 19, 2018

Capitals to Grant Wish of Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic Child

The Washington Capitals will grant the wish of 14-year-old Chatham, NJ native William Cody Friday, Jan. 19 through Sunday, Jan. 21. William's wish to become a Capitals player for the day and meet the team will come true through Make-A-Wish ® Mid-Atlantic.

Jan 19, 2018

Capitals sign 14-year-old William Cody to special three-day contract

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Before the puck dropped against the Montreal Canadiens on Friday evening, the dreams of one 14-year-old Caps fan were realized. Partnering with Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic, the Capitals signed cancer patient William Cody to a three-day contract. Cody’s wish was to become a Capitals player for a day.

Jan 17, 2018

Capitals announce Wish Upon A Par charity event

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Tuesday morning, the Capitals announced that they will host their second annual TopGolf charity event, Wish Upon a Par on February 7 at TopGolf Loudoun. You can now bid to play with one of eighteen different Caps players, who will spend the day eating and golfing with you and four of your closest friends.

Jan 16, 2018

Caps to grant wish of 14-year-old cancer patient William Cody

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Tuesday afternoon the Capitals announced that they will be granting the wish of 14-year-old William Cody, though the Make-A-Wish program. Diagnosed with leukemia in 2016 and still undergoing treatment, Cody’s wish was to become a Capitals player for a day.

Dec 15, 2017

#K9CopEmber: Maryland boy's wish to be a K-9 police officer is granted


A dream came to life for an 8-year-old Maryland boy who got his chance to be a K-9 police officer. Ember Murdock is battling cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening, incurable disease that impacts the lungs and digestive system.

Dec 14, 2017

MD boy fighting life-threatening disease to fight crime as K-9 officer


An 8-year-old boy with an incurable disease will have his wish to be a K-9 police officer come true Friday. Little Ember Murdock is battling cystic fibrosis, which is a life-threatening disease that impacts the lungs and digestive system. While Ember has CF, it would be hard to tell by his adventurous spirit and contagious energy.

Dec 13, 2017

Make-A-Wish Kid Claire recalls her mermaid surprise


On Wednesday, FOX 5’s Jim Lokay was joined by Claire Cordell, her mother Kim and her father Jon. Claire, who was diagnosed with cancer at only 4 years old, relied on her vivid imagination to distract herself from surgeries and chemotherapy while in the hospital.She loved pretending to be a mermaid and daydreaming of life in the sea, so Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic helped make her wish come true.

Dec 12, 2017

A look back at Superhero Kaheem -- who is now cancer free!


Last year, FOX 5 stepped in to help make the dreams of a young man named Kaheem come true. We fell in love with this young man from Maryland who we met while he was fighting leukemia. Kaheem told us that he wanted to be a superhero, so FOX 5 partnered with Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic to make that wish happen.

Dec 06, 2017

Maryland boy will have wish to be K9 police officer come true


At only 8 years old, Ember has been through a lot. This sweet boy from Hagerstown, Md. was born with cystic fibrosis, and he's undergone many surgeries along the way. Through it all, his spirit hasn't been dampened. In fact, if you met Ember, you'd never know what he's already experienced in his short life. He is excited and happy and loves to play.

Nov 06, 2017

A Wish Fulfilled

When 11-year-old Dariush Namin returned home from school one afternoon last January and told his dad that the back of his leg was sore, his father Francis didn't think much of it. Perhaps it was just a bruise his son had gotten while playing at school. A few days later when Dariush mentioned his back and wrist hurt as well, so much that he was unable to clutch items, Francis realized something was seriously wrong. A round of tests at the hospital revealed a diagnosis of Leukemia.

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