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This Elaborate Make-A-Wish Foundation Scheme Will Make You Believe In Miracles

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 11.14.2013 | Good News

In his battle against leukemia, five-year-old Miles finds inspiration in the strength of superheroes -- Batman, in particular. Next month, all of San ...

Adam Lambert Talks Miami, Rock Gods, Juicing and Being in Need of a Good Book

Tara Solomon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Miami
Tara Solomon

We predict plenty of screaming when glam-rock singer Adam Lambert hits the stage for a 40-minute concert at the 19th Annual InterContinental® Miami Make-A-Wish Ball, being held Saturday, November 2.

Megan Griffo

The Story Of Make-A-Wish's First Wish Kid Will Stay With You Forever | Megan Griffo | Posted 11.01.2013 | Good News

The story of a 7-year-old boy named Bopsy has been told countless times before. It's been forwarded in email chains, posted on Facebook, retold in ...

14 Years Later, Make-A-Wish Kid Still Finds Strength In 'Superpowers'

Posted 08.21.2013 | Impact

Fourteen years after saving his city’s beloved fountain, Michael Lucco still finds strength in his superhero moment. When Lucco was 6 years old a...

This Student's Tireless Passion For Giving Back Will Inspire You Today

Posted 08.21.2013 | Impact

As a high school student on Long Island, Guy Viner was highly accomplished, the kind of kid everyone could see was headed for a certain kind of succes...

Bieber Grants 200th Make-A-Wish, Does Something Good For A Change

Posted 08.14.2013 | Celebrity

In a surprising turn of events, Justin Bieber has done something good for humanity. No pee buckets. No call to piracy arms. No bar fights with his ...

Roger Federer Makes Cancer Survivor's Day, Proves He's An Exceptional Human Being

Posted 08.02.2013 | Sports

Roger Federer has proved he's a superstar both on and off the tennis court. This week, a story about him taking time out of his hectic schedule to bri...

WWE Superstar Grants 300th Make-A-Wish!

AP | JOHN CARUCCI | Posted 07.08.2013 | Impact

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- WWE superstar John Cena granted his 300th wish to a 7-year-old Pennsylvania boy with a spinal condition, continuing his streak as t...


The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 06.17.2013 | Black Voices

Every gal wants to find a knight in shining armor, right? Well, one little girl found hers when famed fashion photographer Nigel Barker planted a ...

How Oprah (Truly) Changed Mary Alice's Life

The Huffington Post | Christina Anderson | Posted 02.27.2014 | Style

Mary Alice Stephenson makes a splash wherever she goes. At 6' tall, the statuesque beauty stands out. Add to that her big smile and cheerful greeting ...

Teen With Cancer Gets Wish To Serve As Soldier

AP | Posted 12.12.2012 | Impact

FORT KNOX, Ky. -- A 16-year-old Belgian boy with cancer listened to his grandfather tell stories about United States troops liberating the country dur...

Impact X: It's My Birthday...

Avril Lavigne | Posted 11.27.2012 | Impact
Avril Lavigne

2012-09-27-pullquote1.jpgWhen I created the Avril Lavigne Foundation in 2010, one of my main goals was to bring laughter and fun into the lives of sick or disabled children and youth.

WATCH: Teen's Dying Wish To Market And Sell Secret Barbecue Sauce Finally Comes True

Posted 09.05.2012 | Good News

Four years after 16-year-old Carlos Turner succumbed to cystic fibrosis, his dying wish -- to commercially sell the homemade barbecue sauce he created...

Sick Teen Granted Wish To Go To Harvard Medical School

Posted 08.30.2012 | Impact

Gabrielle Samsock has spent her entire life getting poke and prodded by doctors. But when it came time for the 14-year-old with a rare heart condition...

10-Year-Old Boy With Cancer Gets To Be A Soldier For A Day

Posted 08.17.2012 | Impact

Though Ladd Anderson has had to endure exhausting rounds of chemotherapy and doctor’s appointments, the 10-year-old wasn’t interesting in relaxing...

Ron Perlman Reprises Hellboy For Charity

Posted 07.07.2012 | Entertainment

Ron Perlman is Hellboy once again, this time for Make-A-Wish. Perlman reprised the role -- and donned the iconic red makeup -- to help make the wish o...

The Power of a Wish

Clarissa Burt | Posted 08.04.2012 | Impact
Clarissa Burt

From that first wish, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has seen amazing improvements and reeled in remarkable success. In many cases, after a child receives his or her wish, he or she goes into remission and is able to survive their illness.

Leukemia Patient, 5, Uses 'Make-A-Wish' To Serve Needy Kids

Posted 05.03.2012 | Impact

Leland Camara, a 5-year-old battling leukemia, was far from selfish when he requested two wishes from the Make-A-Wish Foundation instead of just one. ...

World Wish Day 2012: Why Granting Wishes Isn't Just Nice -- It's Necessary

Paul Allvin | Posted 06.29.2012 | Impact
Paul Allvin

Wishes that come true, parents say, create moments where the children regain their identities separate from illness, and take back enough control of their lives to force a return to normalcy for the entire family.

Make-A-Wish World Wish Day 2012 Celebrity Wish Granters

Nicole Bryl | Posted 06.26.2012 | Impact
Nicole Bryl

Several years ago my dear friend Mary Alice Stephenson invited me to join her Make-A-Wish team, asking if I'd be interested in donating makeup time. We would be granting several Make-A-Wish kids their dream of becoming a supermodel for a day.

Big Houses + Intimate Parties = Our Kind of Fun

Tara Solomon | Posted 06.24.2012 | Miami
Tara Solomon

Who doesn't love a good house party, particularly when it's for Make-A-Wish Southern Florida?

Top 10 Nonprofits To Work For (STUDY)

Posted 04.09.2012 | Impact

According to a new study, employees of nonprofits are happy to be there. But who's the happiest? The Nonprofit Times 2012 Best Nonprofits to Wo...

Girls' Basketball Team Fouled For Wearing Pink Charity Uniforms

Posted 08.06.2012 | Impact

When the Burke High School girls' basketball team came out in pink uniforms Monday night, they hoped to score big for the Make-a-Wish Foundation. What...

Boy, 11, Builds Apps For Children With Cancer, Donates Profits

Posted 01.25.2012 | Impact

After mastering the art of developing game apps, 11-year-old Conner Haines figured out how to commit his skill to helping kids with cancer. Conner'...

WWE Superstar Grants 250 Wishes For Sick Children

Posted 01.25.2012 | Impact

World Wrestling Entertainment superstar John Cena is used to dominating in the ring, but the pro-wrestler earned a victory completely outside of his c...