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Jun 14, 2017

Audrey receives a green apron from CEO Kevin Johnson during her tour of Starbucks.

Make-A-Wish, Starbucks make poignant moment of connection possible for teen

Starbucks.com

It was a ritual they both loved. In the mornings, starting in kindergarten, Aubrey and her aunt would stop for a treat at Starbucks on their way to school. It was their special time together.

Jun 04, 2017

Sebastian meets Captain Sig Hansen.

The Deadliest Catch Captains Grant A Wish

Discovery.com

Before the Deadliest Catch captains left Dutch Harbor this season, they were lucky enough to team up with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant the wish of a young fan.

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

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.

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.

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.

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  • ‘Tis the season of generosity, and we’re so grateful for amazing partners like Fran's Chocolates. During one of the busiest shopping weeks of the year, Fran herself gave wish kid Avery a personal tour of the chocolate factory and helped Avery make chocolates to take on her wish trip to New York City. Talk about a magical start to a wish?! Have a wonderful trip, Avery.

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