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Feb 14, 2017

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Edinboro athletics programs grant wish to Warren girl

EDINBORO — The Edinboro basketball community was in the national spotlight Saturday as the Fighting Scots had their annual Make-A-Wish Day.

The day of giving started at halftime of the women's basketball game as seven-year-old Abigail was granted her wish to travel to Hawaii. She is a native of Warren and has been diagnosed with a life-threatening seizure disorder.

Feb 10, 2017


Teen heart transplant recipient lives life to its fullest everyday


Scott Johnston, 18, of Marshall, had his wish to go on a trip to ski in Jackson Hole, Wyo. granted through Make-A-Wish Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Aug 19, 2016

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Super bedroom makeover surprises Ambridge Make-A-Wish recipient

Lance bounded up the stairs of his family’s Ambridge home, his eyes widening as he noticed the group, a mix of family, friends and representatives from Make-A-Wish Foundation and Levin Furniture, waiting to welcome him.

Aug 01, 2016

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Five-year-old from Edinburg races motocross while battling leukemia

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Near a homemade track that weaves through backyard brambles far outside Pittsburgh, five-year-old Keegan and his dad are laughing on the back of a roaring, full-size dirt bike.

May 20, 2016

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Six-year-old Hailee of Easton, PA, visits Disney through Make-a-Wish

Through Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia, Hailee and her family got a break from hospitals and doctors visits earlier this month by spending a week at the Walt Disney World® Resort in Orlando.

May 16, 2016

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Make-A-Wish gives South Strabane cancer survivor auto tools


The 19-year-old survivor of stage four lymphoma who has since been in remission for six months was provided more enjoyable gifts Saturday: a dream garage setup of tools in what Make-A-Wish Foundation organizers said was one of the most generous donations ever coordinated.

May 16, 2016

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Harborcreek girl, 9, raises money for Erie Make-A-Wish

In October, Skylyn won the USA National Miss Pennsylvania Princess pageant in Pittsburgh for her age group. She'll keep the title throughout 2016. Inspired by her role, she held a charity fundraiser pageant for Make-A-Wish on April 23.

Apr 20, 2016

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Waffles & Wishes – A Special Wish Reveal

On April 19th, hundreds of people gathered for the Waffles and Wishes breakfast for a special wish reveal for 7-year-old wish kid Barry.

Mar 24, 2016

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Teen makes surprising Make-A-Wish request


Seventeen-year-old Isaac of State College, PA, was recently granted his wish to give back to his community. Instead of wishing for something only he would enjoy, Isaac made the generous decision to wish for new uniforms for his teammates.

Sep 16, 2015

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Swoyersville boy with love of Legos goes to Legoland

Times Leader

It doesn’t take long to learn that R.J. Bell likes Legos.

A “One Legoland Way” sign hangs above his bedroom, and he has two entire rooms dedicated to his hobby. Inside those rooms are countless blocks, figurines and creations R.J. has amassed over the years.

For 9-year-old R.J., of Swoyersville, the only limit he faces with his favorite toy is his imagination.

Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia, Inc.
The Gulf Tower
707 Grant Street, 37th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219-1938
(412) 471-9474
Toll Free (800) 676-9474
Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia, Southern West Virginia Office
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Suite 330
Charleston, WV 25314
(304) 342-9474
Toll Free (800) 664-9474
Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia, Northern West Virginia Office
913 Canyon Road
Morgantown, WV 26508
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Toll Free (888) 808-9474