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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.

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


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.

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