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Jul 19, 2014

Xander's wish comes true

Bluefields Bailey working out with Seattle Sounders

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

The 18-year-old soccer midfielder from Bluefield will be standing among the Seattle Sounders FC of Major League Soccer, his favorite team, as they play a “friendly” match at CenturyLink Field with the Tottenham Hotspur of the English Premier League.

Jul 19, 2014

Xander becomes a member of the Seattle Sounders

Bailey Caps Off Weekend in Seattle with Memorable Experience on the Pitch

Seattle Sounders FC Website

When Xander Bailey gets back to West Virginia, he will have some stories to tell. The 18-year-old could barely contain the grin on his face Saturday after he finished signing autographs for the long line of fans after Sounders FC played to a 3-3 draw with Tottenham Hotspur. With 55,349 in attendance at CenturyLink Field and many more watching across the country on ESPN2, friends back home were sure to notice.

Jul 19, 2014

Xander gets the first shot on goal of the game

Make-A-Wish Grants 18-Year-Old Soccer Player's Dream

ESPN SportsCenter

The Seattle Sounders FC signs midfielder Xander Bailey from the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Jul 13, 2014

Parade of wish kids at opening ceremony

Opening Ceremonies Kick Off 2014 Can-Am Police-Fire Games


Opening ceremonies were in full swing Sunday evening as dozens of people came together to kick off the 2014 Can-Am Police-Fire Games. Dozens of boys and girls led a parade around the York Expo Center. They were all part of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which is where all the proceeds from the Can-Am Games will be donated.

Jul 09, 2014

Zack and his mom present donation to Manager of Special Events Stephanie Pugliese

T. Rex inspires Franklin Park survivor to help others Make-A-Wish

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

When Franklin Park teenager Zack Abel was 6, his aspiration was to own a prehistoric reptile.

Jul 06, 2014

Johnathan hangs out with Andrew McCutchen in the dugout

McCutchen with Make-A-Wish fan

Pittsburgh Pirates/Root Sports

Johnathan Farling, a young fan battling leukemia, has an incredible day at the ballpark thanks to Andrew McCutchen and the Pirates.

Jul 05, 2014

Katelyn with the Disney princesses

Make-A-Wish childs dreams come true at Disney World

Williamson Daily News

On June 24, Katelyn and her family got to take their long-awaited trip to Disney World.

Jun 24, 2014

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette photos of Dominic's wish

Dominic: Photos of the Day

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Dominic's wish was to go on a shopping spree and donate some of the toys he bought, decorated with stickers that say "Donated by Dominic," to other children. (See photos 5, 6 and 7.)

Jun 24, 2014

WTAE coverage of Dominic's wish to fill Children's Hospital toy chest

Make-A-Wish kid donates toys to Pittsburgh hospital

WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Dominic Kerr is willing to share his wish to make sure there are enough toys at the hospital for kids just like him. The 4-year-old boy and his family arrived Monday at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh with bags full of toys from his Make-A-Wish shopping spree.

Jun 23, 2014

KDKA coverage of Dominic's wish to fill Children's Hospital toy chest

Boy Uses Make-A-Wish To Make Selfless Gesture

KDKA-TV/CBS Pittsburgh

A treasure chest filled with toys brought smiles to a 4-year-old boy from Mercer, during visits to the Children’s Hospital oncology clinic. So when the Make-a-Wish Foundation granted him the wish of his choice, he decided to “pay it forward.”

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