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Jan 30, 2015


Local boy's wish to go to Super Bowl granted


A 16-year-old local teen Austin Edwards and his family will be going to the Super Bowl to see his favorite team, the New England Patriots.

Jan 30, 2015


Teen granted wish to see Super Bowl


The 2015 Wish Ball, emceed by NBC Charlotte's own Larry Sprinkle, raised tens of thousands of dollars Friday for the regional Make a Wish Central chapter. As if that wasn't big enough, the night concluded with a big surprise.

Austin Edwards, 16, is on the waiting list for his wish. He battles cystic fibrosis, and he can't wait for his trip to the 2016 Super Bowl, giving his family a break from the daily grind of treatment.

Jan 09, 2015


Fulfilling wishes Panthers Style

Charlotte Observer

The Carolina Panthers’ Sir Purr and cheerleaders honored three former wish kids with a pep rally at the Carmel Country Club.

Jan 07, 2015

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Resolve to hike big this year

Asheville Citizen Times

After retiring in January 2014 as chief ranger of the Blue Ridge Parkway — one of the busiest units of the Park Service — Stinnett signed up for the Make-A-Wish Foundation's Trailblaze Challenge in October. The epic, one-day, 28.3-mile hike took Stinnett 10 hours to complete.

Jan 02, 2015


Coach Jack not giving up on Carolina Panthers

Charlotte Observer

Former wish kid Jack, and arguably their biggest fan, keeps spirits high with encouraging letter to his Panthers.

Jan 01, 2015


Walk For Wishes Photo Gallery

Society Charlotte

Charlotte Walk For Wishes, November 8, 2014

Jan 01, 2015


W.I.S.H. Society Luncheon

Society Charlotte

View photos from our Charlotte W.I.S.H. Society luncheon, held on Tuesday, November 4 at the Ritz-Carlton Charlotte.

Dec 22, 2014


Gifts For Giarla

The Enquirer-Journal

The Carolina Panthers gave Parkwood High senior Andy Giarla the royal treatment over the weekend.

Dec 18, 2014


Myers Park High School Showing Wilson How They Help Make a Wish Come True

WCCB Charlotte

Wilson was at Myers Park High School this morning where he found teenagers writing letters to Santa...and not just to practice their penmanship. The Santa letter writing campaign by these great kids is all a part of their push to help the Make-a-Wish Foundation of Central & Western North Carolina.

Dec 17, 2014

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Larry meets Make-A-Wish Special Ambassador

WCNC Charlotte

Make-A-Wish and Macy's celebrate Believe Day with wish ambassador Olin Austin. Olin's wish to go to the John Deere facility will be granted this February.

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