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Apr 01, 2014

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Wish Ball Photos

Society Charlotte

Images from the 2014 Make-A-Wish "Wish Ball."

Mar 31, 2014

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ASU Fraternity Helps to Make Wishes Come True

Watauga Democrat

A 14-year-old boy from East Bend is preparing to have the time of his life, thanks to the philanthropic efforts of a local fraternity.

Marshall Baker, who suffers from a neurodegenerative disorder and is recovering from a recent kidney transplant, will be setting sail soon for his Disney Cruise to the Bahamas, thanks to the Appalachian State University Chi Omegas.

Mar 31, 2014


Teen Meets Dolly Parton

The Dispatch

Traveling to Pigeon Forge, Tenn., to meet Dolly Parton provided the perfect gift for 14-year-old Brooke.

Her mother, Wendi, called it a trip Brooke will never forget thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which granted the wish and sent the family to Dollywood on March 20.

Mar 20, 2014


Girl of the Year

Leukemia & Lymphoma

Boy and Girl of the Year are named by Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Today Hamilton is in remission from Acute Lymphoplastic Leukemia and hopes that with your help, other people will not have to endure what he went through. Audrey is in remission as well. Both of these children never lost their will to fight and are an inspiration to us all.

Mar 05, 2014

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Jamestown Family Stars in Rack Room Campaign

News & Record

In addition to receiving professional hair and makeup and chauffeur services at their photo shoot in Charlotte, the Bradfords received $5,000 from Rack Room Shoes to donate to the charity of their choice — Make-A-Wish of Central and Western North Carolina.

Mar 01, 2014


Wish Granted for Randolph County Teen


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


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


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


Toddler Sworn In As Firefighter


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.

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