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Dec 14, 2017

Wish Kid Joshua

Boy with congenital heart defect becomes a chef for a day

Good Morning America-ABC News

With the help of Macy's and the Make-A-Wish Foundation, culinary master Marcus Samuelson helps a wish kid Josh fulfill his dream of becoming a chef.

Nov 02, 2017

Better the Burgh 2017

Better the Burgh

Better the Burgh

Kyle Sutton of Better the Burgh sits down for an interview with Make-A-Wish.

Nov 02, 2017

Study Breaks 2017

Francesca continues to Inspire

Study Breaks

Francesca Dabecco’s Make-A-Wish story began when her wish was granted, giving her the change to combine her passions for fashion and journalism during a once-in-a-lifetime experience writing a blog for a fashion magazine. During her second semester in college, she started her internship with the same foundation that had made her wish come true.

Oct 27, 2017

Allison 2017

When a Wish Comes True

Allison, who was visiting Steelers practice through the Make-A-Wish Foundation, headed out to the field as the players came over, took pictures with him, and in the case of Brown, give him a football that was used in practice.

“This is very exciting, seeing all of them this close,” said Allison, a 14-year old from Alum Bank, Pa., who has osteosarcoma. “Seeing how they work out and train and meeting them. I really like football and enjoy it. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity.��

Oct 16, 2017

Anna 2017

Make-A-Wish helps York County girl become a mermaid

York Daily Record

Anna, of Springettsbury Township, is only 6 years old, but already, she's been through five open-heart surgeries. Last week, Make-A-Wish flew her and her family to Florida to make her wish of becoming a mermaid come true.

Aug 05, 2017

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We were just Photographers

Wild Writes

I forgot we were on a Wish. I forgot the whole point was a step in healing. For three days, we didn't speak one sentence about Sarah being sick. We weren’t worrying. For three days, I taught a girl who loves photography and got to be as enthusiastic as I ever wanted to be about it.
-Travis Wild, Photographer

Jul 28, 2017

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Play set is a wish come true for Boalsburg girl with genetic disorder

Centre Daily Times

Lia Florio has a smile that takes up a lot of real estate — not as much as the brand new play set in her backyard, mind you — but it’s still pretty close.
Both are a reminder that good things can come to those who wait, even if you are only 2 1/2 years old and in possession of a rare genetic disorder.

Jul 28, 2017

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Local youth visits Walt Disney World through Make-A-Wish Foundation

The Bradford Era

Nine-year-old Laney Cook of Bradford has recently returned from a dream come true trip to the happiest place on earth, the Walt Disney World Resort, made possible through the Make-A-Wish of Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Jul 07, 2017

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Teen Fighting Rare Form of Cancer gets a Gift

York Daily Record

Make-A-Wish granted Seth's wish to go on a shopping spree, giving him the gift of a good day as he undergoes treatment for a rare form of cancer.

Apr 26, 2017

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Mt. Pleasant teen gets Make-A-Wish surprise


A sophomore at Mt. Pleasant Area High School, Brady returned to class last week after being out all year. Now, he looks forward to a week in Aruba courtesy of Make-A-Wish of Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia and the fundraising efforts of athletes at Seton Hill University.

The university's Student Athlete Advisory Committee presented Brady with an enlarged boarding pass last weekend.

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