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May 22, 2017

Ken Kieffer named Make-A-Wish Volunteer of the Year.

Gig Harbor man is Make-A-Wish Volunteer of the Year

Kitsap Sun

Ken Kieffer was selected from more than 25,000 nominees across the country as the volunteer “who embodies the spirit of volunteerism and has served as a source of inspiration for fellow volunteers, families and Make-A-Wish staff.”

May 04, 2017

Chris Pratt and wish recipient Makenna.

Real live Superhero Chris Pratt Makes Sick Kids' Dreams Come True

Yahoo Style

In the midst of a megawatt promotional push for his new Guardians of the Galaxy movie, Chris Pratt actually wants to talk about something other than the film: namely, a kid named Makenna.

Apr 12, 2017

Sophia runs the bases on Opening Day.

Eric's Heroes: King Felix and one brave little girl

komonews.com

Five days ago a little girl, flanked by her family, walked through a tunnel and out into the open. There laid out in front of her was the empty green grass and the empty green seats of Safeco Field.

Apr 10, 2017

Felix greets Sophia at home plate.

Felix's best bud Sophia is first to round the bases at Safeco Field

KING5.com

Before the Mariner's opening game against the Astros, one special super fan's dreams came true. Eight-year-old Sophia, who's fighting a life-threatening heart condition, got to run the bases.

Apr 10, 2017

Sophia runs the bases in the Mariners' Home Opener.

‘Felix has become our family’: The friendship Felix Hernandez and Sophia

The Seattle Times

Felix Hernandez has a big hug waiting for little Sophia at the Mariners' Home Opener.

Feb 23, 2017

Make-A-Wish volunteer Ken Kieffer.

After decades of wish granting, Make-A-Wish honors Gig Harbor resident

thenewstribune.com

Gig Harbor resident Ken Kieffer has devoted much of his life to volunteer work, which recently earned him recognition as the national 2016 Volunteer of the Year Award from the Arizona-based Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Dec 28, 2016

August smiles after the nightly Christmas tree lighting at Disneyland.

Matt Driscoll: Make-A-Wish melted my cynicism, and made our son smile

The News Tribune

Wishes really do come true. Spend any amount of time at Disneyland, and you’re bound to encounter this refrain.

Nov 19, 2016

Jonathan shares the weather forecast at KING 5.

Jonathan helps KING 5's Ben Dery with the weather

KING5.com

Wish-recipient Jonathan shares his wish list for Santa as part of Macy's Believe campaign.

Oct 07, 2016

Lucy wished to be a singer.

Make-A-Wish grants Lucy a concert with Caspar Babypants

Seattle Refined

We recently attended one of our favorite concerts of all time! Six-year-old music superstar, Lucy made her performance debut with Caspar Babypants a children's music artist.

Sep 15, 2016

Make a Wish busca cumplir los deseos de niños hispanos

Make-A-Wish busca cumplir los deseos de niños hispanos

La Raza NW

La hispana Michelle Marie Font está comprometida con esta noble labor.

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