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Jan 06, 2016

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Catch A Star 2016

Green Bay Press Gazette

A holiday card crafted by an 8-year-old is helping a pair of Wisconsin organizations that treat and support sick children. It also forged a bond with a Green Bay Packers wide receiver.

The $5 card, created by Maggie Hendrick of Appleton, raised almost $10,000 for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and Make-A-Wish Wisconsin through a Gannett Wisconsin Media campaign.

Dec 17, 2015

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Riley's Snowmobile Wish

Ashland Daily Press

The dream of an Ashland teenager diagnosed with life-threatening cancer was realized Saturday when the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Wisconsin and Hayward Power Sports teamed up to present him with a new snowmobile.

Dec 14, 2015

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Tia's Story

Our Issues Milwaukee

Tia is looking forward to her wish to go to Walt Disney World Resort. Her story is featured on "Our Issues Milwaukee" with Andrea Williams on CW18 and My24.

Dec 14, 2015

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Anna at Macy's on National Believe Day

FOX6

A Waukesha teen is going on her dream vacation thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. And Friday, December 11th a big celebration and surprise got her ready for the trip! The Waukesha North marching band gets the party started. Cheers erupted inside the Macy's at Mayfair Mall as 17-year-old Anna walked in. She's at Macy's for their national "Believe Day," for a shopping spree before her "wish" is granted -- a Caribbean cruise.

Nov 12, 2015

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Kolton's New Bedroom Wish

News Watch 12 WJFW-TV

"Oh, look buddy!" A huge stuffed giraffe greeted them. Vinyl animals danced on the walls. Fern leaves helped complete the jungle theme of the newly remodeled bedroom for Kolton.

"Unfortunately, he just can't express what he's thinking. So I'm going to do it for him," Kris said. "He is saying, 'You guys are the best. He's thanking you from the bottom of his heart.'"

Nov 11, 2015

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Liam's Wish to meet the Flyers

WPVI-TV Philadelphia

8-year-old Liam Idzi joined his favorite team, the Philadelphia Flyers, during a morning practice in Vorhees, New Jersey. Make-A-Wish Wisconsin flew Liam and his family to the Flyers Skate Zone to make them all honorary Flyers for the day.

Oct 09, 2015

Wixon Inc. makes generous donation to Make-A-Wish Wisconsin

Wixon Inc. makes donation to Make-A-Wish Wisconsin

FOX6NOW.com

Wixon Inc. and their employees donated over $22,000 to Make-A-Wish Wisconsin today. Through the generosity of employees and the annual golf outing Wixon Inc. has donated more than $145,000 over the past 14 years to support the mission of Make-A-Wish Wisconsin.

Jun 30, 2015

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Jesse's Wish

WSAW-TV

14-year-old Jesse Glodowski loves spending time outdoors on the water. And thanks to a generous gift, he'll be able to in his very own boat. For months, Jesse has been battling Osteosarcoma-a type of bone cancer. And while it has been difficult, it's getting a little easier thanks to a 16 foot War Eagle boat from the Make-A-Wish Foundation. They're an organization that grants the "wishes" of children with life-threatening medical conditions with something they can look forward to.

May 29, 2015

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Wish Kid Abby Pays it Forward

The Freeman, Waukesha County's Daily Newspaper

In the midst of her battle with leukemia, Abby Olsen, a Mukwonago High School junior, says her family's trip to Hawaii through Make-A-Wish Wisconsin restored a sense of normalcy in her life, if only for a week.

Apr 29, 2015

World Wish Day

Happy World Wish Day!

Watch Dryden's special World Wish Day video

Today is World Wish Day, the 35th anniversary of the wish that inspired the founding of Make-A-Wish.

We’d like to give a big THANK YOU to all of the generous donors and volunteers who have helped more than 350,000 children around the globe have their one-true wish granted. Because of you, every 22 minutes, a life-changing wish is granted to a seriously ill child somewhere in the world!

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  • Thanks to the incredible support of Macy’s cardholders during Thanks For Sharing, Macy's donated $15 million to charities across the country, including Make-A-Wish America! We wouldn’t be able to grant wishes and bring joy to children battling critical illnesses without you!
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