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Feb 02, 2014

Travis and Superman

‘Super’ Wish come true for West York boy

WPMT Fox43

It’s not every day you get to meet your favorite superhero, but 4-year-old Travis Kornbau saw his wish come true.

Dec 06, 2013

Breanna's wish comes true at Macy's

Little Girl's Wish Comes True


A little girl's dream came true Friday afternoon, thanks to Make-A-Wish and Macy's.

Dec 06, 2013

Bethlehem Catholic School students deliver Macy's letters

Notre Dame School students go all out to give for Make-A-Wish

Morning Call

As part of their service project, fourth-graders raised $1,250, the most in seven years of the project, to donate to Make-A-Wish and delivered letters to Santa at Macy's.

Nov 20, 2013

Beetle Boy

14 years ago, Butler youth with cystic fibrosis played hero to Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Before San Francisco had Batkid, Pittsburgh had 6-year-old Beetle Boy. Alias: Michael Lucco of Butler.

Nov 19, 2013

Beetle Boy

First superhero wish granted in Pittsburgh


A 5-year-old battling leukemia fulfilled his wish to be his favorite superhero, Batman, in San Francisco last week.

“Batkid” attracted thousands of fans around the country with the help of social media, something we didn’t have in the 1990s.

In 1999, Make-A-Wish granted its first superhero wish right here in Pittsburgh.

Nov 18, 2013


Batkid’s Influence Reaches Beyond Gotham, Sparks Nonprofit Interest Locally


he tale of a 5-year-old Leukemia survivor who dreamed of being Batman sparked a social media firestorm Friday.

San Francisco was transformed into Gotham City for a Make-A-Wish superhero named Miles.

The organization’s Pittsburgh office felt the impact of that global attention.

Nov 09, 2013

Cameron as a member of the Notre Dame football team

Notre Dame Welcomes Bethlehem, PA, Wish Child

Yahoo Sports

In the week leading up to Notre Dame’s home contest with Navy, the Fighting Irish had a very special guest with them.

Nov 05, 2013

Wish kid Anthony talks about Make-A-Wish at school

Charity work recognized

Daily News

A South Allegheny Elementary third-grader was recognized by the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Make-A-Wish Foundation for his charitable efforts.

Nov 01, 2013

Ben Roethlisberger presents donation to President and CEO Judi Stone and wish kid Anthony

Steelers QB Makes Boy’s Dream Come True, Donates $30K To Make-A-Wish


Anthony got to attend Steelers practice as a special ambassador to Make-A-Wish.

Nov 01, 2013

Big Ben signs football for Anthony

Roethlisberger donates $30,000 to Make-A-Wish, gives jersey to 8-year-old


Roethlisberger made a donation to Make-A-Wish and met one of his biggest fans on Friday.

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