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Make-A-Wish Turns Boy With Leukemia Into Godzilla, Starring In His Own Movie

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 07.17.2014 | Good News

Chicago is breeding a Batkid of its own, but this time, it's in the form of a green, fire-breathing dragon named, "Madzilla." The Illinois Make-A-W...

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 (

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: "The Other Side" of Madi Diaz; "Wishing" with Charlie Scopoletti

Jon Chattman | Posted 08.16.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Last year, Madi Diaz packed up all of her stuff, left Nashville , and drove to Los Angeles. The singer/songwriter arrived five days later but seemed t...

Senate Sends Obama Childhood Cancer Research Bill

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has passed Republican-backed legislation to repeal taxpayer funding for political conventions. Instead, $126 million ov...

Snowboarding Icon Grants Wish

AP | EDDIE PELLS | Posted 05.18.2014 | Sports

There's a good chance almost any of the world's top snowboarders would've said 'yes' to Myles Beute. But the ninth grader from Michigan, undergoing m...

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...

10-Year Old Cancer Patient Brings Soup to the Hungry and Homeless

William Lambers | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

It's love that can help those in time of suffering whether it's cancer, hunger or homelessness. Natalia wants everyone to share her recipe and her compassion.

BatKid Inspires Yet Another Heroic Deed... Couple Picks Up The $105,000 Tab

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.25.2014 | Good News

The infectious goodwill inspired by Batkid -- the little cancer survivor who captured hearts the world over -- is still spreading months later. Ph...

Beyonce Grants Final Wish To Dying Girl With Duet That Will Make Your Heart Sing

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

Not that you needed another reason to adore Beyonce, but here goes. When Taylon Davis, 12, learned that she had an inoperable brain tumor, she ...

Granting Wishes vs. Curing Disease: Which Wins Your Donation? | Posted 12.20.2013 | Impact

You’d have to be a real spoilsport not to feel good about Batkid. If the sight of 20,000 people joining in last month to help the Make-A-Wish Founda...

A Dad Sounds Off on Why the BatKid Was Important

Rob Watson | Posted 02.04.2014 | San Francisco
Rob Watson

For Miles, it was a great day. For those of us in its midst it was a necessity. We needed to know it could happen. We needed to know that the possibility of making it and other impossible dreams happen is within our grasp. It was a journey that rescued us from cynicism and took us into a community of hope.

"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.

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...