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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.

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

RJ Bell

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.

Sep 12, 2015

Kara Boll

Local 11-Year-Old Receives Castle of Dreams Through Make-A-Wish

WTRF Channel 7

A local girl's dream of having her own castle is now a reality thanks to Make-A-Wish Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Sep 06, 2015

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Make-A-Wish granted

Logan Banner

Six-year-old Nathan, of Chapmanville, W.Va., recently fulfilled his most heartfelt wish as he went on the shopping spree of a lifetime. Nathan, who is diagnosed with medulloblastoma, received his wish on behalf of Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Sep 04, 2015

Cora Lippold

Make-A-Wish fulfills local child's dream

Pocono Record

Four-year-old Cora Lippold, of East Stroudsburg, recently returned from her most heartfelt wish as she traveled to Walt Disney World. Cora, who is diagnosed with neuroblastoma, received her wish as princess passionate and a fairytale fanatic on behalf of Make-A-Wish Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Sep 01, 2015

Our friends at Gertrude Hawk Chocolates made Shannon's store experience really special.

Local girls shopping spree comes true through Make-A-Wish

Pocono Record

Shannon Dos Santos, 13, of Tobyhanna, last month went on the shopping spree of a lifetime for her wish-come-true. No price tag could put a value on this wish.

Aug 08, 2015

Caleb Cook

Make-A-Wish grants trip for Mustang-loving York County boy

York Dispatch

Thanks to the Make-A-Wish foundation, a national organization that grants wishes to children with life-threatening health issues, Caleb was able to go somewhere special. This summer, he spent his vacation attending Mustang Week in Myrtle Beach.

Aug 06, 2015

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette features photo of Cameron's Pirates wish

Pirates Notebook: McCutchen grants wish

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Cameron Pittman, 12, from Altoona and diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, flew into PNC Park in an Allegheny Health Network helicopter Wednesday to spend an afternoon with Andrew McCutchen, a request granted by the Make-A-Wish foundation.

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