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Oct 19, 2016

Thomas' wish is about to come true

Thomas' Wish

Thomas is an eight-years-old battling cerebral palsy and epilepsy but his wish to go to Walt Disney World® Resort is about to come true.

Oct 14, 2016

Bobby's wish comes true

Bobby's Wish to meet the Green Bay Packers

Bobby is a 14-year-old from Rhinelander who loved to play football until his illness prevented him from doing so. When he learned he medically qualified for a wish from Make-A-Wish Wisconsin he wished to meet Green Bay Packer, Jordy Nelson. Bobby's wish came true at a recent Green Bay Packer home game and not only did he meet Jordy Nelson but many of his favorite players. Watch his entire story featured on

Jul 14, 2016

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Lucas' wish still making a difference

The Country Today

It’s not uncommon for many of the children with life-threatening health conditions helped by Make-A-Wish to ask for trips to fun, exciting destinations such as Disney World. Not Lucas West.

Suffering from osteosarcoma, or bone cancer, in his leg, the then-9-year-old boy put in a request for a greenhouse. Over the past several years and under his attentive care, that greenhouse has blossomed into Growing Wishes Greenhouse.Click the headline above to see his full story.

May 23, 2016

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Steven's Wish


The Schacht family is getting ready for the trip of a lifetime, after Make-A-Wish Wisconsin granted their son's biggest wish. There are a lot of reason 7-year-old Steven Schacht is one-in-a-million.

May 23, 2016

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Mitchell's Wish

Action News 4

19-year-old Mitch of Pennsylvania loves his tools and putting things together. Recently, he received his wish, Snap-On tools and accessories that fit his passion. This is the 4th wish that the Wisconsin company has helped make come true.

May 06, 2016

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Mateo's Wish

Sheboygan Press

If a dream is a wish your heart makes, 9-year-old Mateo Meza’s heart really wants to see Disney World — and his wish is coming true.

The third-grader and his family leave this weekend for a week-long Disney vacation courtesy of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The granting of the wish was revealed during a surprise party for Mateo and his classmates at Grant Elementary School in Sheboygan.

May 05, 2016

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Red Apple Elementary

The students at Red Elementary School in Racine, WI, led by art teacher Jeff Ruggaber, raised funds for Make-A-Wish Wisconsin. Read the news story which appears on the Web site to learn what inspired them to help make wishes come true.

Feb 08, 2016

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Manitowoc girl's Disney wish comes true

Herald Times Reporter

Hanna Stenzel typically blends in with her third-grade classmates. She's quiet, a bit shy at times and doesn't seek attention. But on Wednesday, she was the center of it all when a woman dressed in a sparkly blue dress walked into the Jefferson Elementary classroom and started singing to her. "I'm here to let you know your wish has been granted," Disney princess Cinderella told the 9-year-old grinning from ear to ear. "You get to go to Disney World on Monday."

Feb 08, 2016

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Wish kids Kailie and Marcus go to Disney World


A send off celebration was held for Kailie and Marcus Friday at the Appleton International Airport. The two kids and their families will be traveling to Florida for a week-long vacation to Walt Disney World. The trips are provided thanks to Make-A-Wish and Disney.

Feb 03, 2016

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Be the Change

The Courier

The challenge was made and accepted and now it is up to the students to raise money for Make-A-Wish Wisconsin. Students at Marshall, Waterloo and Cambridge high schools are collecting their spare change in an effort to make a difference for children who have been diagnosed with a life threatening illness.

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