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A Wish Revealed—Annabelle's Adventure

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Just a week ago, Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia teamed up with Eldridge Communications, TCC, Verizon Authorized Retailer and Culture of Good to take wish kid Annabelle and her family on an adventure throughout Pittsburgh -- via the Culture of Good bus -- that ultimately led to the reveal of Annabelle's most heartfelt wish, a tropical cruise.

Mar 06, 2017

A Wish Revealed—Annabelle's Adventure

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Just a week ago, Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia teamed up with Eldridge Communications, TCC, Verizon Authorized Retailer and Culture of Good to take wish kid Annabelle and her family on an adventure throughout Pittsburgh -- via the Culture of Good bus -- that ultimately led to the reveal of Annabelle's most heartfelt wish, a tropical cruise.

National Tell A Fairytale Day

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Not all fairytales are in books and movies, with a little bit of magic, anything can be possible. In honor of National Tell A Fairytale Day, we would like to share these wonderfully whimsical wishes of our wish kids.

Feb 26, 2017

National Tell A Fairytale Day

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Not all fairytales are in books and movies, with a little bit of magic, anything can be possible. In honor of National Tell A Fairytale Day, we would like to share these wonderfully whimsical wishes of our wish kids.

Nov 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is a special time for friends and family to come together and look back on everything they are thankful for. Although many of our wish kids and families are faced with the challenge and stress of living with a life-threatening medical condition, they are still very thankful for the memories and moments their wish has brought them.

Nov 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is a special time for friends and family to come together and look back on everything they are thankful for. Although many of our wish kids and families are faced with the challenge and stress of living with a life-threatening medical condition, they are still very thankful for the memories and moments their wish has brought them.

Aug 18, 2016

Paige's Aloha State Wish

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Since I’ve first started at Make-A-Wish®, I have had the wonderful privilege to see amazing wish stories, spectacular photos and thoughtful letters of gratitude from our kiddos. Just recently, we received a very enlightening letter from our wish kid, Paige. This 16-year-old of Scott Township, PA, was granted her wish to visit the Aloha State in July.

Aug 18, 2016

Paige's Aloha State Wish

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Since I’ve first started at Make-A-Wish®, I have had the wonderful privilege to see amazing wish stories, spectacular photos and thoughtful letters of gratitude from our kiddos. Just recently, we received a very enlightening letter from our wish kid, Paige. This 16-year-old of Scott Township, PA, was granted her wish to visit the Aloha State in July.

Jun 19, 2016

To all the Rad Dads...

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Today, Make-A-Wish® celebrates wish dads and everything that makes them special. Whether it is simply helping their kiddo reach the top shelf or boosting them to reach for the stars, wish dads are among the finest fellas around. So what makes wish dads so rad? They're...

Jun 19, 2016

To all the Rad Dads...

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Today, Make-A-Wish® celebrates wish dads and everything that makes them special. Whether it is simply helping their kiddo reach the top shelf or boosting them to reach for the stars, wish dads are among the finest fellas around. So what makes wish dads so rad? They're...

New Beginnings for the Class of 2016

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On the evening of June 3rd, 63 wish kids – now high school graduates – celebrated new beginnings at the Kurt R. Weiss Scholarship Reception at PNC Park. After facing countless challenges due to their medical conditions and having their most heartfelt wishes granted, it was time for these college-bound grads to pursue their newfound dreams for the future. While reading the goals, aspirations and stories of our scholarship applicants, it was clear that each and every applicant possessed incredible courage and strength.

Jun 09, 2016

New Beginnings for the Class of 2016

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On the evening of June 3rd, 63 wish kids – now high school graduates – celebrated new beginnings at the Kurt R. Weiss Scholarship Reception at PNC Park. After facing countless challenges due to their medical conditions and having their most heartfelt wishes granted, it was time for these college-bound grads to pursue their newfound dreams for the future. While reading the goals, aspirations and stories of our scholarship applicants, it was clear that each and every applicant possessed incredible courage and strength.

May 08, 2016

Happy Mother's Day!

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Dear Wish Moms,

May 08, 2016

Happy Mother's Day!

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Dear Wish Moms,

Pittsburgh Pirates Opening Day 2016

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Spring is officially here and Pittsburgh is getting back in the swing of things! (Even if the Burgh’s weather hasn’t quite caught on yet.) It’s the time of year when birds and baseballs fly, raising the city’s spirits with the Jolly Roger. Today, Make-A-Wish® is celebrating the Buc’s home opener, along with the first game of the 2016 Major League Baseball season, with a look back on a few homerun wishes from last season.

Apr 03, 2016

Pittsburgh Pirates Opening Day 2016

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Spring is officially here and Pittsburgh is getting back in the swing of things! (Even if the Burgh’s weather hasn’t quite caught on yet.) It’s the time of year when birds and baseballs fly, raising the city’s spirits with the Jolly Roger. Today, Make-A-Wish® is celebrating the Buc’s home opener, along with the first game of the 2016 Major League Baseball season, with a look back on a few homerun wishes from last season.

Make-A-Wish Buttons: 16,000 and Counting

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Not only is today Back to the Future Day, but did you know it is Count Your Buttons Day as well? You’re probably thinking, “What?!” Yes, it is an actual day set aside on the calendar. No one seems to know how it started or why, but what better way to celebrate than to count all of the Make-A-Wish and Give Kids the World buttons our kids wear?

Make-A-Wish and Give Kids the World buttons are no ordinary buttons. They open up a world of possibilities for children with life-threatening medical conditions – a world where they can have fun, forget about their illnesses and focus on being kids.

Oct 21, 2015

Make-A-Wish Buttons: 16,000 and Counting

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Not only is today Back to the Future Day, but did you know it is Count Your Buttons Day as well? You’re probably thinking, “What?!” Yes, it is an actual day set aside on the calendar. No one seems to know how it started or why, but what better way to celebrate than to count all of the Make-A-Wish and Give Kids the World buttons our kids wear?

Make-A-Wish and Give Kids the World buttons are no ordinary buttons. They open up a world of possibilities for children with life-threatening medical conditions – a world where they can have fun, forget about their illnesses and focus on being kids.

Jul 30, 2015

Wish Kids in the Limelight

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Throughout the summer, quite a few of our wish kids have been the stars of their hometown newspapers, where their courageous and heartwarming stories are told to the local community.

Here are some sunshine-filled, summertime stories that we hope you’ll love just as much as we do.

Jul 30, 2015

Wish Kids in the Limelight

Emma in Clearwater, FL
Throughout the summer, quite a few of our wish kids have been the stars of their hometown newspapers, where their courageous and heartwarming stories are told to the local community.

Here are some sunshine-filled, summertime stories that we hope you’ll love just as much as we do.

About this Blog

This blog brings Make-A-Wish Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia to you -- sharing first-person stories of the Make-A-Wish experience and the impact of a wish from the perspectives of wish families, volunteers and staff. This blog highlights wishes come true and the special people in Pennsylvania and West Virginia helping to make magical experiences possible for every eligible child.

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