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Wish Granted: Rock Star for a Day

Erin Bernhardt | Posted 04.28.2015 | Impact
Erin Bernhardt

Last spring, Nicolas got the opportunity of a lifetime: to perform on the main stage at a massive music festival.

College Students Swap Partying for Serving During Give Kids The World Spring Break

Dave Parfitt | Posted 04.13.2015 | Impact
Dave Parfitt

During our alternative spring break, we served meals, scooped ice cream, drove trains, painted faces, and staffed evening entertainment including the weekly Halloween and Pirate & Princess parties.

What The 12-Year-Old March Madness Champ Did With His Prize Makes Him A Real Winner

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 04.10.2015 | Sports

Twelve-year-old March Madness bracket champion Sam Holtz has a philanthropic streak to match his preternatural basketball smarts. Although a techn...

Make-A-Wish Grants 4-Year-Old's Simple Request To 'Live Comfortably' At Home

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 03.28.2015 | Good News

It's not often that Make-A-Wish is stumped by a request, but 4-year-old Micah, who has a cranial malformation that causes seizures, had a surprisingly...

6-Year-Old's Make-A-Wish Request Shows What True Friendship Is All About

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 01.30.2015 | Parents

Indiana 6-year-old Levi Mayhew suffers from a rare and fatal genetic disorder on the Zellweger spectrum. According to a spokesperson from the Make-A-W...

3-Year-Old With Cancer Gets Surprise Disney Trip With Adorable Send-Off From Her BFF

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 01.16.2015 | Parents

Three-year-old Juniper a.k.a "Juni" and her pal Violet are both battling a rare type of cancer called retinoblastoma. Last year, the Make-A-Wish Found...

Girl's Dying Wish To Help Warm 'Homeless Inside And Out' Moves People To Help

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 01.02.2015 | Good News

A late 11-year-old's final wish has inspired others to give back. Natalia Marsh-Welton of Cincinnati, Ohio, battled brain cancer for more than a ye...

A Little Girl With Cancer Has Just One Big Wish

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 12.10.2014 | Religion

Little Grace has just one wish -- to see Pope Francis. Thanks to the Make A Wish Foundation, a charity that grants wishes to children with life-thr...

Young Cancer Survivor Turns Into WWII Soldier For His Own Movie, Thanks To Make-A-Wish

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 11.10.2014 | Good News

This little boy who overcame cancer saw his dreams come true on the big screen. The Make-A-Wish Foundation helped make Jacob Angel, 7, of North Ho...

An Interview With Make-A-Wish President & CEO David Williams

Ann Paisley Chandler | Posted 12.24.2014 | Impact
Ann Paisley Chandler

David A. Williams President & Chief Executive Officer As president and chief executive officer, David Williams leads the national staff and 62 chap...

10-Year-Old Boy With Terminal Cancer Made Police Chief For A Day

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.16.2014 | Parents

A big dream of a 10-year-old Indian boy who has terminal cancer was fulfilled this week when he was given the opportunity to serve as the police commi...

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The Huffington Post | Amory Blaine | Posted 10.02.2014 | Training

Mandy Colten said she usually eats clean. So you can imagine why consuming 5,000-6,000 calories a day on all things fried, sweet and savory at the Min...

Young Girl Meets Unicorn, And It's Just Beautifully Innocent

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 09.14.2014 | Good News

When the Make-A-Wish Foundation learned that 6-year-old Addison believed unicorns roamed the rain forests of Hawaii, a grand fairytale began. Addis...

Patrick Stewart Surprises Trekkie Who Has Life-Threatening Illness With Out-Of-This-World Visit

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 09.12.2014 | Good News

Patrick Stewart channeled the heroism of Captain Picard when he surprised this little Trekkie. Dawn Garrigus of Statesboro, Georgia, is an 11-year-...

Minnesota Woman Chows Down 93 Different State Fair Foods For Make-A-Wish Foundation

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.02.2014 | Impact

Mandy Colten said she usually eats clean. So you can imagine why consuming 5,000-6,000 calories a day on all things fried, sweet and savory at the Min...

How a Trip to The Museum Changed My Life

Kalyani Sharma | Posted 11.02.2014 | College
Kalyani Sharma

At the end of the day, I was ashamed at the fact that I originally saw the afternoon as an obligation, when it ultimately proved to be a privilege and an uplifting experience.

'You Cant See Me'

Christi Guthrie | Posted 09.14.2014 | Parents
Christi Guthrie

I want my children to develop into their own true selves without my leading them to who I think they should be.

World's Sweetest Child Uses Make-A-Wish To Bring Toys To Other Sick Kids

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 06.27.2014 | Good News

When the Make-A-Wish Foundation offered 4-year-old Dominic Kerr a wish, the sweet child decided to bring joy to other children. Dominic, who was d...

Nerdfighters: The Online Community Behind the Box-Office Hit

Neta Kligler-Vilenchik | Posted 08.27.2014 | Entertainment
Neta Kligler-Vilenchik

Esther Earl, who inspired John Green's bestselling Young-Adult book-turned-movie, would not want you to cry, but rather to celebrate friendship and life. Esther's greatest wish, granted to her by the Make-A-Wish Foundation, was to meet her online friends face-to-face.

Family On Make-A-Wish Tour Survives Scary Helicopter Landing

AP | Posted 06.18.2014 | Impact

HONOLULU (AP) — An Illinois family of six making a Make-A-Wish trip to Maui is safe after a hard helicopter landing. KHON-TV (http://bit.ly/1oGiMvo...

Social Media Makes an Impact on Society

Jay Scott | Posted 07.30.2014 | Impact
Jay Scott

When I was growing up, there was no such thing as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or even cell phones! However, today, children are introduced to social media at a very early age, some may even begin creating a digital footprint of their lives before they are out of the womb.

Dreams Come True: Two Teens Battling Life-Threatening Illnesses Become Models For A Day

Mary Alice Stephenson | Posted 07.27.2014 | Style
Mary Alice Stephenson

Thabrianna Ashley and LeeAnn Baternik are teenage girls with big dreams. Not even life-threatening illnesses will get in the way of having those dreams come true.

Tim Duncan and His Girlfriend Take on Charles Barkley for Charity

Dr. Abraham Froman | Posted 07.22.2014 | Impact
Dr. Abraham Froman

Charles Barkley says a lot of, well, stuff. Some of it makes sense, some of it not-so-much. Recently he referred to the "big ol' women" in San Antonio, adding the city is where "Victoria is definitely a secret," and being a "gold mine for weight-watchers."

Resilient 3-Year-Old Lives Out His Dream Of Being A Firefighter

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 05.07.2014 | Good News

Tyren Johnson is a very resilient toddler -- at 3 years old, he's already gone through a more challenging experience than some will ever face. But las...

Boy Flies Like Iron Man, With Help From Make-A-Wish

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 04.16.2014 | Parents

An 8-year-old Nebraska boy battling a rare disease dreams of flying like his favorite superhero, Iron Man. And for one shining moment, that dream came...