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Apr 08, 2014

Wish recipient Avinash runs the bases in the Mariners 2014 Home Opener.

Make-A-Wish Running of the Bases

Evening Magazine

10-year-old Avinash will get the baseball party started at the "Safe" with the ceremonial running of the bases.

Apr 08, 2014

Avinash runs the bases at the Mariners Home Opener.

Young Mariners Fan Runs Bases

MLB.com

The Mariners continue a tradition of having a young fan run the bases to start the season with Avinash of Tacoma doing the honor.

Mar 02, 2014

Connor participated in the 2014 Iditarod.

Iditarider 2014 – A Great Ride for a Cool Kid!

kaiserracing.com

Team Kaiser was honored to be chosen to be the Make-A-Wish foundation Iditarider this year. Connor was our rider this year and he really enjoyed himself and we were so happy to be a part of his Iditarod experience!

Mar 01, 2014

Lauren participates in the Iditarod.

Child cancer survivor experiences Iditarod

KTVA Alaska

Iditarod mushers put a lot of thought into which dogs make up their team. Ten-year-old Lauren Rust picked her favorites based on how fluffy their tails are.

Feb 01, 2014

Shaline wished to go to the Super Bowl.

Dreams come true for 13 kids going to Super Bowl

USA Today

Shaline John, a life-long Seattle Seahawks fan, has a lot in common with her favorite team. Both had to fight, persevere and remain committed in order to attend Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday.

Jan 05, 2014

Shaeleigh wished to go to Alaska.

Tennessee 12-year-old gets wish to visit Alaska

Fairbanks Daily News Miner

When 12-year-old Shealeigh was given a wish by the Make-a-Wish Foundation she didn't want to go to Disneyland like all the other kids, she wanted to go to Alaska.

Dec 29, 2013

Calin wished to meet Richard Sherman.

Wish come true: Sick teen meets Seahawks' Richard Sherman

komonews.com

The last practice before the critical game between the Seattle Seahawks and St. Louis Rams was brought to a halt by a special Hawks fan Saturday.

Dec 24, 2013

Coach Petersen grants wish to be coach for a day at Boise State.

How Chris Petersen made a sick young fan's dream come true

The Seattle Times

New Washington coach Chris Petersen made a kid's Make-A-Wish dream to be a coach for a day at Boise State come true about three years ago.

Dec 23, 2013

Sam wished to go to Antarctica.

Teen to embark on trip to Antarctica

KTVA

Apparently 15-year-old Sam doesn’t mind the cold weather. The Make-A-Wish Alaska recipient probably could have gone just about anywhere. He decided to go to Antarctica.

Dec 17, 2013

Samantha wished to be a nurse.

UWMC grants wish for teen interested in NICU nursing

UW Today

Last weekend, 14-year-old Samantha spent yet another day in a hospital, but this visit was different. This time she got to be the nurse, rather than the patient.

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