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Donate (S)miles During Make-A-Wish Telethon with WTAE-TV

Shane shares his story on WTAE's Give Wishes Wings air mile drive
Change the channel to WTAE-TV on April 21, 2015, from 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and partake in the Make-A-Wish “telethon” by donating unused air miles to help grant the travel wishes of children living with life-threatening medical conditions. Throughout the telethon, WTAE-TV will encourage viewers to donate air miles as they broadcast different pre-recorded interviews with various, local wish kids who traveled for their wishes, including:

Francesca, now 18, brain stem glioma – Coraopolis, PA
Wish: to be a Fashion Blogger at LA Fashion Week (March 2014) 

Hope, 11, brain tumor – Pittsburgh, PA  
Wish: to go to Walt Disney World® in Orlando, Fla. (April 2015) 

Lindsey, 12, hypoplastic right heart syndrome – Lower Burrell, PA
Wish: to be a dolphin trainer at Discovery Cove in Orlando, Fla. (December 2013) 

Marissa, 17, leukemia – Beaver Falls, PA
Wish: to go to Hawaii (August 2013) 

Nathan, now 18, tetralogy of fallot – McKees Rocks, PA
Wish: to ski with Olympian Nick Goepper in Colorado (January 2015) 

Shane, 13, thyroid cancer – Mars, PA
Wish: to go to Hawaii (November 2014) 

This telethon is part of the month-long campaign during April – Give Wishes Wings – focusing on the unique need Make-A-Wish has for airline miles. Because more than 75% of wishes involve travel, air miles are a critical wish resource, and once donated, they never expire. To donate miles or for more information, call us at (412) 471-9474 or log onto

Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia, Inc.
The Gulf Tower
707 Grant Street, 37th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219-1938
(412) 471-9474
Toll Free (800) 676-9474
Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia, Southern West Virginia Office
888 Oakwood Rd
Oakwood Center, Suite 330
Charleston, WV 25314
(304) 342-9474
Toll Free (800) 664-9474
Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia, Northern West Virginia Office
913 Canyon Road
Morgantown, WV 26508
(304) 292-5600
Toll Free (888) 808-9474