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Jun 06, 2014

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Shays Wish to go to The World Cup is Granted

The Digital Courier

Representatives from the Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina Foundation surprised Shay, 14, with the news that it is sending him to the World Cup in Brazil June 14-22 during an awards ceremony at Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy on Thursday.

Jun 06, 2014

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A Wish Is Granted

The Daily Courier

Shay will live every soccer fan's dream thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Representatives from the Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina Foundation surprised Birchfield, 14, with the news that it is sending him to the World Cup in Brazil June 14-22 during an awards ceremony at Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy on Thursday.

Jun 01, 2014

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Green Scene - O'Henry Magazine

O'Henry Magazine

Images from the 2014 Kentucky Derby Classic.

May 24, 2014

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Mint Hill Madness Makes Wish Come True

Mint Hill Times

This year’s grand marshal is six and a half years old.

He wants, above all things, to be a fireman.

And he wants to meet a princess.

The Town of Mint Hill and The Make A Wish Foundation have found a way to make that happen.

May 24, 2014

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Mint Hill Madness

Eventful

Timmy’s wish to be a fireman and meet a princess will be coming true thanks to Make-A-Wish with support from Mint Hill Madness. On Saturday, May 24, Timmy will ride in the fire truck and serve as Grand Marshal for the Mint Hill Madness parade, which kicks off at 10:00 a.m. on Matthews Mint Hill Road.

May 24, 2014

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Timmy's Story

Mint Hill Maddness

Timmy’s wish to be a fireman and meet a princess will be coming true thanks to Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina with support from Mint Hill Madness. On Saturday, May 24, Timmy and his family will meet at the Mint Hill Volunteer Fire Department for a tour and reception with the fire fighting team, the Mint Hill Beauty Queens and Ms. Mecklenburg.

May 24, 2014

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Eventful - Mint Hill Madness

Mint Hill Madness

Please join us at the Mint Hill Madness parade and help us make this a very special day for a very special little boy! Timmy’s wish to be a fireman and meet a princess will be coming true thanks to Make-A-Wish with support from Mint Hill Madness. On Saturday, May 24, Timmy will ride in the fire truck and serve as Grand Marshal for the Mint Hill Madness parade.

May 22, 2014

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When A Wish Comes True

Matthews-Mint Hill Weekly

Timmy was born with a congenital heart defect.

The Brakmans connected with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which grants the wishes of children who have life-threatening medical conditions. Timmy’s wish was to be a firefighter and meet a princess, which led his family to the Mint Hill Madness parade.

Timmy will have the chance to ride in the parade as the grand Marshall.

May 18, 2014

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Make-A-Wish Fulfills Local Boys Musical Dream

Fox46 Carolinas

Will has spent more time indoors this past year than most kids his age. The seven-year-old has been battling a rare and aggressive form of cancer.

While he's been forced to miss out on some things, the time indoors has given him the opportunity to focus on his musical passions.

Today, Guitar Center in Matthews and Make-A-Wish Foundation granted Will's wish by giving him a brand new drum set so he can pursue his passion like a pro.

May 12, 2014

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Make-A-Wish, Abernethy Laurels Partner to Grant Wish

Hickory Record

Matthew Ledbetter usually needs a walker to get around, but on Saturday the 5-year-old flew with Batman thanks to Make-A-Wish.


Batman showed up at a reveal party for a new pool built in Matthew’s backyard, eliciting shrieks of joy from the boy as his favorite superhero lifted him into the air.

Matthew was born with an encephalocele and congenital polycystic kidney disease.

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