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Dec 18, 2014

Wish kid Gracie

Cancer Patient Meets Pope Francis

CBS This Morning

Wish kid Gracie, 11, has had nine rounds of chemotherapy. She prayed for strength. When volunteer wish granters came to her house, Gracie wished to meet the Pope.

Dec 05, 2014

Wish kid Cindy

First-Grader Becomes a Teacher for a Day

The Dallas Morning News

Seven-year-old Cindy, who is being treated for leukemia, received a star’s welcome upon her arrival at Pershing Elementary School for her wish to be a teacher for a day.

Nov 30, 2014

CBS News correspondent Lee Cowan with wish kid Gabe

​Giving, and Giving Back, via

CBS Sunday Morning

CBS News national correspondent Lee Cowan looks at Make-A-Wish and follows along with some wish kids as they set off on their adventures of a lifetime.

Nov 24, 2014

Wish Kid Luke and his lighthouse man cave.

Boy Wishes For Lighthouse Man Cave - Fort Myers, Fla.

A 12-year-old with a rare genetic disorder cannot rough-house or play football with his friends. Because of his condition, his parents have to be extra cautious. Luke wished for his own space to escape to and have fun.

Nov 11, 2014

Wish kid Xavier tastes his birthday cake

A Virtual Surprise Birthday Party for 3-Year-Old – Ludlow, Mass.

Xavier, who was recently diagnosed with acute lymphoid leukemia, is unable to attend his preschool. But that didn’t stop his classmates from having a virtual surprise party with him on his birthday. Now Xavier can stay connected with his friends.

Nov 10, 2014

Wish mom with her family

The Healing Power of Travel

A wish mom reflects on her daughter’s life-changing wish and reminds us to build a world of memories through our experiences.

Oct 29, 2014

Wish kid Ashley wishes to be a trainer in the NFL

A Trainer in Training

Carolina Panthers –

Ashley dreams of being a pro athletic trainer and her favorite NFL team, the Carolina Panthers, granted her wish.

Sep 08, 2014


Georgia Girl Travels to Rainforest to See a Unicorn

KHON2 - Honolulu

Addison wished to go to a Hawaii, where she believe unicorns live in the rainforest. A team of volunteers came together to give Addison a fairy-tale experience that she described as “happily ever after.”

Aug 23, 2014


Make-A-Wish Hero Saves the Weekend

Coast Guard Mid Atlantic blog

Isaac, 7, lived his dream to be part of a Coast Guard rescue helicopter crew.

Aug 01, 2014

Wish kid Garrett

Gustine Teen with Rare Disease Sees His Wish Come True

Merced Sun-Star – Merced, Calif.

Garrett had been planning his wish, an electronics shopping spree, for years. When the day came, he couldn’t stop smiling.