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Mar 01, 2014

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Wish Granted for Randolph County Teen

Courier-Tribune

Matthew “Junior” will soon be on his way to Hollywood, thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Eastern Randolph High School senior Sarah McGee.

A special “Hollywood” send-off for Lucas, complete with a limo ride and a red carpet entrance, was held at the N.C. Zoo Saturday afternoon.

Feb 19, 2014

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Making Wishes Come True

WFU News Center

Ava, who suffers from spinal muscular atrophy, was the guest of honor at the princess-themed “wish” party. The Wake Forest chapter of Chi Omega, working with the local Make-A-Wish organization, raised the funds to grant Ava’s wish to go to Disney World with her family. The students planned the event on campus as a prelude to her weeklong Disney adventure.

Feb 16, 2014

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Grove Park Gingerbread Fundraiser Helps Nonprofits

Mountain Xpress

Thousands of visitors flock to the Omni Grove Park Inn to feast their eyes on national entries in the annual Gingerbread House Competition.

The impact of the gift of $63,930 to the Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina, raised through the competition, will be life-changing for local children.

Feb 10, 2014

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Mother to Hike for Make-A-Wish

News & Record

David and Crystal Voss know what it feels like to be on the receiving end of Make-A-Wish America. In 2012, their son Zachary was granted a wish to visit Disney World.

In June, Crystal will participate in the Trailblaze Challenge, a trek along the Bartram Trail through western North Carolina, to raise $2,500 for Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina. Voss will hike 24.1 miles of the trail, which crosses significant peaks.

Feb 08, 2014

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Toddler Sworn In As Firefighter

WCNC

A Huntersville 3-year-old got to be a hero for a day -- by becoming an honorary firefighter.

Carter Dang -- "Super Carter" to friends and family -- has stage 4 neuroblastoma, a cancer he has been fighting for more than two years, and is now in hospice care.

Feb 03, 2014

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Dealership Helps Grant A Princess's Wish

Huntersville Herald

A tiny princess from Gastonia named Nina was asked what she would wish to do, if she could do anything her heart desired. Her response: “I wish to go to a castle and meet Rapunzel!”

After battling through 16 months of surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, Nina got her wish through a partnership of Gastonia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and the Make-a-Wish of Central & Western North Carolina.

Feb 01, 2014

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Fullfillment for Everyone

Urban Home Magazine

Josh's wish was recently granted by Home Technology Systems through Make-A-Wish to have a home theater installed in his bedroom, so he and his friends could play video games when they come over.

Jan 27, 2014

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Community Helps Cancer Survivor Raise $8,000

Shelby Star

Before going on a cruise through the Make-A-Wish foundation, Walasia Vinson, a 12-year-old cancer survivor, inspired the community to help her raise $8,000 for Make-A-Wish.

Jan 20, 2014

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Race Ahead: Mad Anthony's Mud Run

Blue Ridge Outdoors

Mud races abound in the Blue Ridge, but Mad Anthony’s is one of the only winter mud run challenges. Sure, diving through mud pit and getting soaked to the skin is easy when the weather is warm, but it takes a true mud warrior to brave freezing temperatures and wintry winds while slip-sliding through muck and ice.

Jan 17, 2014

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Foundation Helps Teen Battle Cancer

Denver NC Weekly

Just weeks before Miranda was to head to Baltimore for her bone marrow transplant, her dad received an email from the Make-A-Wish Foundation stating that they had chosen to grant Miranda’s wish to attend New York Fashion Week.

“I was so excited I had no idea what to do!” Miranda said.

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