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Aug 25, 2014

Make-A-Wish Hero Saves Weekend

Coast Guard Mid Atlantic

Over the weekend Coast Guard Base Elizabeth City partnered with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to welcome the newest Coast Guard rescue member, Isaac Simmons of Archdale, North Carolina.

Aug 18, 2014

Dads, Help Grant A Wish Over Dinner

WSOC 103.7

The W.I.S.H. Society for Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina is holding various fundraisers to raise funds to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

Aug 04, 2014


Cumplen sueno de Bryan

Hola Noticias

Bryan Arellano abrió la puerta de su dormitorio y se llevó la más grande sorpresa de su vida. Una amplia sonrisa se dibujó en su rostro. El sueño de tener una habitación completamente decorada con motivos del equipo local de futbol americano, Los Panthers, un gran televisor, una consola PS4 y los juegos electrónicos de football americano.

Jul 26, 2014

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NC Child's Wish Comes True

The Washington Times

When wish granters from the Make-a-Wish Foundation asked Evie what her wish would be, the 10-year-old already had sketches detailing her vision of a magic treehouse.

Jul 19, 2014


A Magical Time: Make-A-Wish Trip, Local Support Makes Boy's Dream Come True

The News and Herald

Sam and his family have learned that wishes do come true – in the most magical way possible. They received the gift of a lifetime when Make-A-Wish of Central and Western North Carolina sent them on a week-long, cost-free trip to Florida, where they were able to make new memories and enjoy fun Disney and theme park activities as a family.

Jul 18, 2014


NASCAR Family Donates $16K through restaurant


A NASCAR family who decided to give back through the restaurant business, gave out their first round of donation Friday.

Jul 16, 2014


NY Girl Gets Wish, Tours Zoo

The Randolph Guide

Joelle Loomis, an 11-year-old New York girl with leukemia, was the special guest of the North Carolina Zoo last week — courtesy of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Jul 16, 2014


For Evie, a magical wish come true

The Pilot

She touched the hearts of Moore County residents last year through her struggles to live a normal life, and now a young kidney recipient's wish for a "magical" treehouse has come true.

Jul 12, 2014

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Make-A-Wish builds treehouse for Moore County girl


Evie, 10, underwent a transplant in February after her kidneys failed. Before her surgery, she met with Make-A-Wish and told them her dream of having a tree house.

Jul 08, 2014

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Girl's wish to be keeper fulfilled at NC Zoo

The Courier-Tribune

Joelle is spending two days at the Asheboro park, with her family, learning about the animals and roles which keepers fill — thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which arranges experiences for children with life-threatening medical conditions, and its supporters.

Make-A-Wish® Central & Western North Carolina
217 E. Tremont Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28203
(704) 339-0334
Toll Free (877) 677-9474