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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 04.10.2014 | 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.

One Last Shot

John Brubaker | Posted 04.01.2014 | Business
John Brubaker

How different would your results be if you approached everything like it was your one last shot at it? How different would your life be?

Internet Rallies To Help 11-Year-Old With Cancer Meet 1D

Posted 03.28.2014 | Teen

Thousands of netizens are pooling their efforts to help an 11-year-old girl with terminal cancer fulfill her dream of meeting her favorite boy band, O...

Surfing Dog Grants Wish For Teen With Brain Cancer

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 02.22.2014 | Good News

A Florida teen with terminal brain cancer recently had one of his dreams come true, thanks to a surfing dog named Ricochet. Last July, when 15-year...

In The Darkest Of Moments, These People Responded In The Most Beautiful Ways

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 02.13.2014 | Good News

In dealing with the loss of a loved one, perhaps the only remedy for those empty feelings is honoring their lives by helping them find peace in their ...

Building Bears, Building Relationships

Megan Rosker | Posted 04.05.2014 | Impact
Megan Rosker

In a society that struggles to be empathetic, this is the kind of loving experience that many of our children need. It's an experience that lifts them out of pure consumerism and strives to teach about generosity of spirit.

WATCH: 8-Year-Old Boy Knocks Out His Cancer, Then An NHL Player

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 01.25.2014 | Good News

On Friday night, Washington Capitals' rookie Tom Wilson fought Toronto Maple Leafs' Carter Ashton. The next morning, Wilson dropped the gloves with 8-...

Where Wishes Come True

Findery | Posted 03.09.2014 | Travel
Findery

Make a wish and blow out your birthday candles. See a shooting star, stop what you are doing, and offer your longings to the universe. These are wish-making tactics for wherever you may be, but what of the places that have a strong history of wish lore?

Nonverbal Teen Gets The Gift Of Communication For Christmas

The Bakersfield Californian | Steven Mayer | Posted 02.23.2014 | Los Angeles

It's hard to imagine that Raymond Lara has never spoken to his family. The 15-year-old high school student has never been able to form his thoughts in...

Your Heart Will Soar As This Little Girl's Dream Of Dancing With Prince Charming Comes True

Posted 01.23.2014 | Good News

Cinderella said it herself: "If you keep on believing, the dream that you wish will come true." That's not the only way the classic Disney tale par...

Terminally Ill Teenager Marries High School Sweetheart In Dream Wedding

Posted 11.25.2013 | Weddings

Eighteen-year-old Leslie Rivera was diagnosed with leukemia in April, and her condition is terminal. So when the Make-A-Wish foundation stepped in to ...

"Batkid" Saves More Than San Francisco

Clinton J. Moyer | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Clinton J. Moyer

When thousands of volunteers came together in San Francisco to realize -- literally -- the dream of five-year-old leukemia survivor and "Batkid" Miles Scott, it sent a ripple of joy around the world that made us all smile. Or at least it should have.

Batkid Reveals His True Identity.. And He's A Bigger Superhero Than We Ever Imagined

Posted 11.18.2013 | Good News

On Friday, a pint-sized vigilante with a whole lot of courage stole hearts across the country when he saved San Francisco -- or rather, Gotham City --...

Folk-Rock Heroes: Conversations with Steve Forbert, Livingston Taylor and Tom Chapin, Plus Terence P. Minogue & American Voices' 'Gaudete' Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Season of Joy is the latest offering of Christmas songs, old and new, from Terence P. Minogue. The album leads us through three special aspects of Christmas Part 1 -- The Season is for the weeks before Christmas, the busy time in anticipation of the upcoming festivities.

President Obama Has A Message For #SFBatKid

Posted 11.16.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama had a message for #SFBatKid Friday, adding more cheer to the dream day for 5-year-old Miles Scott. "Way to go, Miles," said...

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 ...

Megan Griffo

The Story Of Make-A-Wish's First Wish Kid Will Stay With You Forever

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

WATCH: Sick Boy's Wish Comes True In Amazing Way

Posted 10.02.2013 | Good News

Holy Make-A-Wish Foundation, Batman! Becoming a favorite superhero is a dream many people share, and thanks to the creative minds at the Make-A-Wis...

Kindness ONE: The Little Bike That Could Is a Workhorse for Kindness

Leon Logothetis | Posted 10.29.2013 | Travel
Leon Logothetis

Traveling across America on Kindness ONE® has not been an easy endeavor.

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...

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 ...

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 ...

Obama Welcomes Make-A-Wish Cellist To Oval Office (PHOTO)

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 01.29.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama listened to cellist and Make-A-Wish recipient Khari Joyner in the Oval Office Tuesday. White House photographer Pete Souza twee...

Hurricane Sandy 'Miracle' For Long Island Family Who Lost Home

AP | HELEN O'NEILL | Posted 12.24.2012 | New York

LONG BEACH, N.Y. -- The text from Sister Diane at St. Ignatius Martyr church was as odd as it was urgent: "A man is going to call. You must answer the...