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Oct 01, 2019

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Grueling Journey Helps Critically Ill Children Have Special One


A team of four is preparing for the Trailblaze Challenge in honor of wish kid Olivia, who passed away following a second heart transplant.

Sep 21, 2019


Teen Donates Make-A-Wish Trip to Newly Engaged Sister

FOX 46 Charlotte

A 19-year-old who received a life-saving bone marrow transplant from his sister decided to give back to her by donating his Make-A-Wish trip to her and her new fiancée.

Sep 18, 2019

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A Selfless Donation Results In A Dream Honeymoon

The Points Guys

Bone marrow buddies for life! Wish kid Jack uses his wish to send his sister, who donated the marrow that saved his life, on the honeymoon of her dreams.

Sep 18, 2019

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A Sister Gives her Little Brother a Life-Saving Gift


This sister gave her little brother a life-saving gift when she donated her bone marrow to him. Now, he's giving her a special surprise gift to say a heartfelt thank you.

Aug 28, 2019


Providence Country Club Raised Money for Make-A-Wish


The Providence Country Club Member-Guest Tennis Tournament in Charlotte raised money for Make-A-Wish Central & Western NC. The group was hoping to raise $18,000 but they actually raised $36,000, making them able to grant six wishes!

May 21, 2019


Community Calendar - Trailblaze Challenge

Greensboro News & Record

Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina's Trailblaze Challenge is happening Oct. 11-13. Don't miss out on this life-changing 28.3 mile hike where participants tackle the terrain of the Foothills Trail and raise funds for a good cause.

May 14, 2019

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Make A Wish kid uses wish to give to others like her


Nine-year-old Gracelyn knew right away what she wanted for her special wish day. She wanted to go up and down the aisles of Target to pick up toys not only for herself but also for the other kids at Levine Children's Hospital.

May 14, 2019

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Girl uses her Make-a-Wish to give gifts to hospital

Fox 46

Gracelyn, a 9-year-old with kidney disease, uses her Make-A-Wish opportunity to shop for kids just like her staying at Levine Children's Hospital.

May 10, 2019

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Buncombe County Sergeant Prepares for Hike


Every step leads to a priceless payoff as Buncombe County Sheriff's sergeant prepares for grueling hike to raise money for Make-A-Wish.

May 07, 2019

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Waynesville boy tackles trek for Make-a-Wish

The Mountaineer

Burress, a sixth-grader at Waynesville Middle School, is taking part in the Make-A-Wish Foundation Trailblaze Challenge, a grueling slog along the Foothills Trail through Upstate South Carolina and Western North Carolina to raise money for the non-profit. Hear how he trained and fundraised to make it all happen!

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