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Oct 05, 2018


11-year-old cancer survivor serves as Reds honorary manager

Yahoo Sports

Wish kid Elliott, an 11-year-old Cincinnati Reds fan who was diagnosed with cancer in April, gets his big wish! Elliott was named honorary manager for the day, shadowed skipper Jim Riggleman, threw the first pitch, and hung out with the guys in the dugout during the game.

Oct 05, 2018


5-year-old crowned Queen of the Queen City through Make-A-Wish

Fox 46

The Queen City has a new Queen and she's only five year old. Wish kid Jessa, born with a nervous system disorder, shined her light on all who attended the Coronation.

Aug 17, 2018


You can Gawk at this New Home in Sedgefield

Triad Business Journal

Wolfe Homes and the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Western North Carolina have teamed up offer tours of the 4,200-square-foot, one-level home at 5315 Wayne Road after the Wyndham Championship golf tournament. Tickets are $10.

Jul 31, 2018


Touring the Wolfe Homes Make-A-Wish House

WFMY News 2

We're just a few weeks out from the Wyndham Championships golf tournament. And ahead of the tee time, home improvement expert, Tom Garcia, is giving a first hand look at a fully furnished model home right off the greens at Sedgefield Country Club. Touring this "Make-A-Wish" house is a unique fundraising event you won't want to miss.

Jul 31, 2018

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Dreams come true as Mohamed Salah drops in

The Liverpool Football Club

16-year-old wish kid Ammar, who is bravely battling neuromuscular disorder, had the chance to meet his hero - Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah.

Jul 23, 2018


Pulisic Fulfills Wish for North Carolina Boy Battling Cancer

Pro Soccer USA

Wish kid Colin, a 14-year-old from Salisbury, NC who has battled cancer for the last few months, wished to be at the Borussia Dortmund vs. Liverpool game, and meet his favorite Dortmund player - and fellow American, Pulisic. Needless to say, his wish was granted!

Jul 20, 2018

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Make-A-Wish Trip to Surfside Beach

WBTW News 13

Wish kid Jace, a fearless 5-year-old boy from Cornelius, NC who has been fighting a rare and aggressive brain tumor since October 2017, chose to take his Make-A-Wish trip to Surfside Beach this week.

Jun 22, 2018


Pro Golfer Meets 2 North Carolina Teens


Wish kid Grayson, 15, and wish kid Troy, 17 got the chance of a lifetime when they hit the links with pro golfer Jordan Spieth.

Jun 20, 2018


The Dale Jr Foundation Grants Local Wish

Speedway Digest

Making wishes come true is a big part of what The Dale Jr. Foundation is built on, and the latest chapter in a book filled with wishes will benefit Make-A-Wish Central & Western NC. The Dale Jr. Foundation announced a commitment of $500,000 to help build and name the Wish Room in Make-A-Wish’s soon-to-be-permanent home in Charlotte.

Jun 02, 2018

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Atkins Grad Finds Hope During Cancer Battle

Winston-Salem Journal

Wish kid Savanna finds hope and her exciting new career path during cancer battle.

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