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Feb 03, 2014


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


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.

Jan 12, 2014


Dalton Edwards Traveling Across Pond

Statesville Record & Landmark

The soccer and football player at West Iredell who battled liver cancer and captured the attention of the region with the #PrayForDalton hashtag on Twitter could be going overseas.

Geri Edwards said Thursday her son Dalton, who had a successful liver transplant in October, could go to the United Kingdom to watch a game played by the Manchester United of the Barclays Premiere League through a branch of the Make-A-Wish organization.

Jan 11, 2014


Jack Bolton Becomes Coach For A Day

Charlotte Observer

Jack Bolton became an associate coach for the Carolina Panthers for one day last August with help from the football team and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Jack, 9, has spinal muscular atrophy, and through the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Panthers learned of his wish: “I want to coach with Ron Rivera.”

Jan 03, 2014

Rally For Hope Again

Charlotte Observer

She was the daughter of Shelby and Stuart Stout. Her name was Hope.

It is the mission of Make-A-Wish to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions – any wish, limited only to the child’s imagination. Hope, however, turned out to be a very special child whose wish stretched the limits of our imaginations.

Jan 03, 2014


Make-A-Wish Turns Boy's Dreams to Coach Into Reality

Charlotte Observer

A third-grader at Davidson Elementary, Jack told the Make-A-Wish Foundation he wanted to be a coach. On Aug. 13, the Panthers made him associate head coach for Fan Fest.

What was supposed to be a one-day wish has yet to end. The Panthers invited Jack to practice Friday.

Players give him gloves and cleats and fist bumps.

Dec 11, 2013

Larrys Look - Wish Child For Believe Day

WCNC Charlotte

Walasia Vinson of Shelby was the "Wish Child" for Macy's Believe Day on December 6th. She collected thousands of letters to Santa, addressed to the North Pole, she took on that day. For every letter, Macy's donated $2 to Make-A-Wish.

This morning on Larry’s Look, we met this Walasia, who’s a 13-year-old cancer survivor. She actually said that she didn’t ask Santa for anything. Her reply: “I have everything, a loving family and God on my side.”

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