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Nov 21, 2016

Captain DJ's Airplane Wish

DJ's airplane wish
DJ, who is fighting cancer, first expressed a fascination with planes during his first flight at age one. From watching planes take-off and land, to learning all of the technical terms – his love of aviation has only grown since then. Now three, DJ shared that for his wish, he wanted to be a Captain-for-a-day.

Nov 21, 2016

Captain DJ's Airplane Wish

DJ's airplane wish
DJ, who is fighting cancer, first expressed a fascination with planes during his first flight at age one. From watching planes take-off and land, to learning all of the technical terms – his love of aviation has only grown since then. Now three, DJ shared that for his wish, he wanted to be a Captain-for-a-day.

Oct 19, 2016

A Wish Dad's Thoughts on his Daughter's Wish

Lia's Wish to Go to Hawaii
After battling a hematologic disorder and undergoing chemotherapy, five-year-old Lia wished to go to Hawaii -- a trip that allowed her entire family to relax and celebrate the fact that she is now healthy. Her father, Mariano, sent us these kind words about what the wish meant to Lia and her family:

Oct 19, 2016

A Wish Dad's Thoughts on his Daughter's Wish

Lia's Wish to Go to Hawaii
After battling a hematologic disorder and undergoing chemotherapy, five-year-old Lia wished to go to Hawaii -- a trip that allowed her entire family to relax and celebrate the fact that she is now healthy. Her father, Mariano, sent us these kind words about what the wish meant to Lia and her family:

Aug 03, 2016

From Wish Child to Wish Advocate

Lena Today
In 2008, I was granted my wish to go swim with dolphins in the Bahamas just a year after being
diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease. My wish gave me something to look forward to despite my illness.

Aug 03, 2016

From Wish Child to Wish Advocate

Lena Today
In 2008, I was granted my wish to go swim with dolphins in the Bahamas just a year after being
diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease. My wish gave me something to look forward to despite my illness.

Jun 21, 2016

Mia's Wish for an Accessible Playground

Mia's dream come true
Eight-year-old Mia loves being outside, exploring, and spending time with friends and family. For most kids, a neighborhood playground is the perfect spot for these simple passions. For Mia, it’s not that simple.

Jun 21, 2016

Mia's Wish for an Accessible Playground

Mia's dream come true
Eight-year-old Mia loves being outside, exploring, and spending time with friends and family. For most kids, a neighborhood playground is the perfect spot for these simple passions. For Mia, it’s not that simple.

May 18, 2016

Fremont Community Rallies to Surprise Wish Child Olivia

Olivia's Surprise Wish Reveal
When long time Make-A-Wish supporter and Fremont school teacher Claudine Dentoni heard from one of her second grade students that an older student had been diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma, she knew she had to connect that child with Make-A-Wish.

May 18, 2016

Fremont Community Rallies to Surprise Wish Child Olivia

Olivia's Surprise Wish Reveal
When long time Make-A-Wish supporter and Fremont school teacher Claudine Dentoni heard from one of her second grade students that an older student had been diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma, she knew she had to connect that child with Make-A-Wish.

May 10, 2016

Travis Air Force Base Delivers a Royal Wish Send Off

Brinlee's Send-off
Brinlee, 6, has had two strokes, three brain surgeries and an open heart surgery, and also suffers from seizures.

May 10, 2016

Travis Air Force Base Delivers a Royal Wish Send Off

Brinlee's Send-off
Brinlee, 6, has had two strokes, three brain surgeries and an open heart surgery, and also suffers from seizures.

A Harry Potter Fan's Wish to Be a Wizard

Harrison's Wish Reveal
Fourteen-year-old Harrison has always wanted to be a wizard. He has read the Harry Potter series seven times, and he has watched each movie at least ten times. He’s also the proud owner of many wands -- each with a different power – and he’s even made several wands himself.

May 04, 2016

A Harry Potter Fan's Wish to Be a Wizard

Harrison's Wish Reveal
Fourteen-year-old Harrison has always wanted to be a wizard. He has read the Harry Potter series seven times, and he has watched each movie at least ten times. He’s also the proud owner of many wands -- each with a different power – and he’s even made several wands himself.

Apr 08, 2016

Travis' Journey Across the Golden Gate Bridge

In 2014, author, activist, actor and wish child Travis Flores visited San Francisco but was unable to walk across the Golden Gate Bridge due to his cystic fibrosis. Two years later, after a double lung transplant, Travis makes the trip across and shares what this symbolic accomplishment means to him and his family in this inspiring video created by PG&E.

Apr 08, 2016

Travis' Journey Across the Golden Gate Bridge

In 2014, author, activist, actor and wish child Travis Flores visited San Francisco but was unable to walk across the Golden Gate Bridge due to his cystic fibrosis. Two years later, after a double lung transplant, Travis makes the trip across and shares what this symbolic accomplishment means to him and his family in this inspiring video created by PG&E.

Aug 17, 2015

Six Great Facts About Nathan’s Smosh Games Wish

Ronald McDonald House and Make-A-Wish
Nathan has been living at the Ronald McDonald House® at Stanford since April. He is on the waiting list for a heart and liver transplant. His mom lives with him at the Ronald McDonald House, ready to support him through any other challenges. Nathan can count on weekend visits from his dad, but his friends and siblings are still far away. He’ll be at the Ronald McDonald House at Stanford until he has his transplants and recovers.

Aug 17, 2015

Six Great Facts About Nathan’s Smosh Games Wish

Ronald McDonald House and Make-A-Wish
Nathan has been living at the Ronald McDonald House® at Stanford since April. He is on the waiting list for a heart and liver transplant. His mom lives with him at the Ronald McDonald House, ready to support him through any other challenges. Nathan can count on weekend visits from his dad, but his friends and siblings are still far away. He’ll be at the Ronald McDonald House at Stanford until he has his transplants and recovers.

Apr 29, 2015

WrestleMania Wrap

Wrestlemania Wish kids World Wish Day
WrestleMania at Levi’s Stadium brought 25 wish kids and their families to the Bay Area for a weekend of WWE celebrity meet-and-greets...

Apr 29, 2015

WrestleMania Wrap

Wrestlemania Wish kids World Wish Day
WrestleMania at Levi’s Stadium brought 25 wish kids and their families to the Bay Area for a weekend of WWE celebrity meet-and-greets...

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