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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...

Learning From Strong Women

Nigel Barker | Posted 05.06.2014 | Impact
Nigel Barker

Watching my mother and grandmother taught me so much -- seeing them nurture people and animals showed me, through their actions, what mattered most. They made so many sacrifices for our family, and they set the standard. They inspired me from childhood to volunteer and advocate for those less fortunate.