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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

16-Year-Old's Wish Granted: Judge for a Day


Usually if the Maryland Judiciary grants a wish, it's in the form of a positive verdict. But Monday, Make A Wish Mid-Atlantic teamed up with a Maryland judge to make one young man's wish come true.

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.

Mar 12, 2018

Wish granted: teen becomes judge for a day


It as a day the Halley family won't ever forget. "He was so excited for this," Virginia Halley said. The Maryland Judiciary helped Make-A-Wish grant 16-year old Victor Halley's wish to become a judge for the day. Halley is battling end stage kidney disease and his family doesn't know how much longer he has to live, so they gave him his dream job in a Baltimore City district courtroom.

Jan 30, 2018

Severn boy going to WrestleMania courtesy of Make-A-Wish and Roman Reigns

The Baltimore Sun

As 5-year-old Trip Walker munched on chicken tenders and french fries in an upstairs room at Jimmy’s Famous Seafood in East Baltimore, a spokeswoman from Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic talked about how the foundation granted more than 400 local wishes in 2016, but have more than 600 children with critical medical conditions, like Trip, on the waiting list.

Jan 28, 2018

Make-A-Wish grants Severn boy with trip to WrestleMania


It isn’t any secret, five-year-old Trip loves to watch wrestling. “Every month, we sit at home and watch the network like a family and he jumps around on the couch and he’s all super excited. And every year, he’s like, ‘Can we go to Wrestlemania,’ and we’re like year we’ll make that happen – one day,” L’Tisha, Trip’s mom, said.

Jan 22, 2018

Will Power

Since March of 2016 14-year-old Will Cody has been in and out of the hospital fighting Leukemia through three different surgeries and chemotherapy. While his battle has certainly been a trying time for him and his family, Will recently found himself in the midst of a positive life-changing experience when he became a member of the Washington Capitals over the weekend.

Jan 21, 2018

Capitals treat Make-A-Wish recipient to the ultimate hockey weekend


The Washington Capitals hosted the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday afternoon and they had a new face on their roster when the starting lineups were announced before the game. 14-year-old Washington Capitals fan William Cody is currently battling leukemia and he got to return to the ice for the first time in two years thanks to the Washington Capitals and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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