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Oct 09, 2018


Heart of Canal Street makes Iyanna's wish come true

CBS 58

Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, through its Heart of Canal Street program, teamed up with Make-A-Wish Wisconsin to give a 13-year-old girl from Milwaukee a princess treatment. Iyanna is like many girls her age. She likes to watch YouTube videos, go to the movies, play basketball, and eat chocolate cake. She also loves Disney movies. But unlike most children Iyanna lives with a brain tumor.

Aug 01, 2018


Bentley's Wish

NBC2 Nebraska

For a Wisconsin boy who loves trains, visiting North Platte is a dream come true! With some help from Make-A-Wish and the community, five-year-old Bentley Dodge is on a Nebraska adventure.

Jul 29, 2018


Isaac's Wish to be a Zookeeper


Isaac Stevens wants to be a Zookeeper when he grows up. Today, he achieved that goal decades early. In a moment's time, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium made his wildest dream come true.

Jul 22, 2018


Raphi's Wish


Make-A-Wish Wisconsin and Hamilton High School students came together to grant the wish of a Richfield girl battling a heart condition. "This is like a dream come true for her," said Raphaela Gehrung, Raphi's mother.

Jul 19, 2018


Ethan's Wish to meet Jimmy Butler


16-year-old Ethan Whitney spends a day with Jimmy Butler, shooting hoops, playing air soft and hanging out at Butler's home in Los Angeles.

Mar 27, 2018

Zanyah receives a new liver from a stranger who wanted to help

Wish kid Zanyah featured on ABC News

ABC World News Tonight

Zanyah received her new liver from a donor who was a complete stranger to the family. Both are doing well. Watch her story which aired recently on ABC World News Tonight. Zanyah's wish to go to Walt Disney World Resort will be granted later this spring.

Dec 06, 2017

Chippewa Falls High School DECA chapter hosts Wish Week fundraiser

DECA - Chippewa Falls

For the second year, Chippewa Falls High School DECA Chapter is hosting a Wish Week fundraiser starting December 12 to raise enough funds to help grant a child's wish.

Feb 10, 2017

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Sarah's Grammy's Wish


CBS 58 News caught up with 12-year-old Sarah as she set off with her mother for the Grammy Awards thanks to Make-A-Wish Wisconsin and Caledonia company "Meetings & Incentives Worldwide" which raised money for the trip to California.

Jan 31, 2017

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Faith's Wish to go to Italy

Waupaca County News

Life has not been easy for Faith Stubinski, as the Iola 17-year-old has been battling stage 3T lymphoblastic lymphoma for nearly two years. “It’s been a long road, but I am doing well,” she said. “I feel good and I have not had any issues for a while.” “Life is finally getting back to normal,” added her mother, Angie. Faith became excited after Make-A-Wish Wisconsin contacted her.

Jan 16, 2017

Isabelle's Wish

Isabelle's Wish

Isabelle's wish was simple, she just wanted to see the mountains. Isabelle and her family spent a long weekend in Vail, Colorado doing just that. "Seeing the mountains and experiencing these things has heightened my zest for life. I now savor each moment even more. I have always loved life, even when sick. I love to find the peace within the fight. I look to the mountains and back to my family and it confirms my constant belief, life is always so beautiful," said Isabelle.

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  • The holidays are a time of giving, sharing...and believing. So it’s only fitting that Macy's is holding its annual #MacysBelieve campaign, where they will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish America for every letter to Santa dropped into their red letterboxes in-store or submitted online through 12/24, up to $1M — to make more wishes come true for kids facing critical illness across the country. With your help, we can ensure that wish kids like Christine experience life beyond illness through the impact of a life-changing wish come true. Learn more at:
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