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Jul 08, 2015

Zack and his mom in front of Meaty.

Franklin Park teen gives back to Make-A-Wish Foundation

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

The turning point for Zack Abel came the day he found a dinosaur in the backyard. It was a wish granted by Make-A-Wish Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia, and Zack credits it with helping him recover and directing his life since. Now he is preparing for his fourth annual race event to give back to Make-A-Wish.

Jul 03, 2015

Emma Morris - Princeton Times

Wish comes true for Princeton child

Princeton Times

Emma Morris, 3, of Princeton, recently went on vacation with her family this month thanks to Make-A-Wish.

Jul 03, 2015

Sophia Hurst in North East News Journal

Make-A-Wish grants Sophia's wish

North East News-Journal

Make-A-Wish Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia helped make Sophia’s dream come true.

Jun 30, 2015

Rocco Bellino

Local boy granted wish to swim with dolphins


Rocco Bellino, 6, of Cecil Township, shows off pictures and souvenirs from his Make-A-Wish trip to Discovery Cove in Orlando, Fla., where he swam with dolphins.

Jun 30, 2015

Remington Keenan

Ligonier boy travels to Walt Disney World through Make-A-Wish

Ligionier Echo - Trib Total Media

Remington and his entire family, including older brother Douglas, 7, and his parents, Doug and Bonnie, traveled to Disney World in May, free of charge, through Make-A-Wish Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Jun 30, 2015

4th Annual Make A Move

Local Teen Sponsors Make A Move for Make-A-Wish

North Hills Monthly

When he was just 5 years old, Make-A-Wish had a huge impact on Zack Abel’s life. Now 15, Zack, of Franklin Park, has become a well-known spokesman and fundraiser for the organization through his 5-mile bike/run/walk race around North Park Lake, called Make A Move for Make-A-Wish. Now in its fourth year, the event will be held Sunday, July 26, at North Park Boathouse.

Jun 24, 2015

Emily received her honorary doctorate at the Pittsburgh Zoo

Seven-year-old leukemia patient becomes honorary vet at Pittsburgh Zoo


Emily, a leukemia patient, had the rare opportunity to go behind the scenes at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium as she treated her first patient, an alligator named Hawkeye.

May 22, 2015

Richard Parrett

Wishes come true for two local children

North East News-Journal

Richard “Trey” Parrett, and Zoey Keith, of North East, recently received their most heartfelt wishes – to travel to the happiest place on earth, Walt Disney World.

Apr 28, 2015

Lincoln Punch

Make-A-Wish Allows Little Boy's Dream to Come True

YourErie TV

A special breakfast this morning revealed a dream come true for one special little Warren County boy.

Apr 28, 2015

Lincoln Punch

Wish Comes True for 4 Year Old


A day that began with a sweet breakfast will likely have just as sweet of an ending for 4-year-old Lincoln Punch. He and his family are going to Disney World, and it's all thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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