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Jul 27, 2016

Wish kid Rachelle will be attending the Olympics to watch her fellow rowers

Make-A-Wish® Sending Dayton Family to Rio for Olympics

For seven years, 16-year old Rachelle has been an avid rower. She will be attending the Olympics to watch her fellow rowers.

Jun 01, 2016

Wish kid Tra raised money for Make-A-Wish by running a lemonade stand

Wish Kid Opens Lemonade Stand For Second Year To Benefit Make-A-Wish


During Lubbock Lemonade Day, Tra braved the cold weather and held a lemonade stand in order to raise money for Make-A-Wish. In 2014, Make-A-Wish granted Tra's wish to go to Disney World. Years later, he still remembers the trip as "awesome." He wanted to raise money so Make-A-Wish may continue to grant wishes. Learn about Tra and his lemonade stand.

May 06, 2016

Make-A-Wish® In the News

On Mother’s Day, Wish kids feel ‘quite literally on top of the world’

Washington Post

Every year, nearly 400 trucks get together to drive a 26-mile route in support of Make-A-Wish. Every truck fundraises, and some drive wish kids around. This year, on Mother's Day, organizers hope the convoy will take back the Guinness World Record for the longest truck convoy.

May 01, 2016

Make-A-Wish® In the News

Ryan Reynolds honors his friend, Connor, through touching Facebook tribute

USA Today

Ryan Reynolds was connected with 13-year-old Connor through Make-A-Wish. The two watched a rough copy of Deadpool together, and eventually became friends. After Connor passed, Reynolds wrote a touching Facebook tribute about Connor.

Apr 29, 2016

Make-A-Wish® In the News

Wish Kid Colby Gets a Little Help from his WWE Friends

Miami Herald

Colby's wish was to create a website to celebrate and discuss outdoor sports and activities. Little did he know he would accomplish that with some help from a few WWE friends. Colby visited WWE headquarters to tour the facility and meet with various people to help him build his website. They even designed the logo for the website and got him started with some promotional materials.

Mar 02, 2016

Make-A-Wish® In the News

Amelia Wishes to take Care of the World

The Washington Post

8-year-old Amelia wished to take care of the world by leading a city-wide park clean-up. Hundreds of volunteers showed up to help Amelia take care of the world, and she inspired hundreds more across the country to do their part in taking care of the world in their local communities.

Dec 31, 2015

Taylor wished to see the New Year's Ball Drop

Taylor Rang In the New Year with Fox News

Fox News

Taylor and his family were in New York City for New Years Eve for Taylor's wish to see the ball drop. Fox News invited the family to be its guests during its New Year's Eve special. The family appeared live on air minutes before midnight from the rooftop of the Knickerbocker Hotel near Times Square.

Dec 04, 2015

Kayleigh wished to be the first female player for the NY Rangers

Wish Kid Kayleigh becomes first female player for the NY Rangers

Inside Edition Online

Wish kid Kayleigh became the first female player for the New York Rangers hockey team when her wish to meet the team was granted.

Nov 24, 2015

Ethan meets Buzz Aldrin

"Space junkie" and future astronaut Ethan met the iconic Buzz Aldrin

Ethan from Alberta, Canada, is a space junkie and wants to be an astronaut someday. His wish to meet moon-walker Buzz Aldrin came true in the perfect location -- the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

Oct 29, 2015


60 Minutes Profiles Make-A-Wish

60 Minutes Overtime

60 Minutes profiled Make-A-Wish and its 35 years of granting wishes