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Date

December 23, 2013

Location

Anchorage, AK

Anchorage Boy meets penguins, on his way to the Antarctic

Wish kid Sam is headed to Antarctica to see penguins, but his first stop is the Anchorage Zoo to experience his favorite creatures up close.

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Date

December 04, 2013

Location

Seattle, WA

Seriously-Ill Kennewick Girl Wishes to be a Nurse

UW Medicine and Make-A-Wish® Washington team up to grant seriously-ill Kennewick girl's wish to be a nurse.

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Date

November 26, 2013

Location

Anchorage, AK

Make-A-Wish Alaska Recipient Pays Wish Forward, Asks Others to Help Make Wishes Come True

Wish recipient Sam is making good on his promise to "help other people" this holiday season by asking Alaskans to give gifts to local children and their siblings awaiting their wishes.

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Date

October 18, 2013

Location

Pasco, WA

Pasco Boy to Celebrate 6th Birthday with Mickey Mouse over Halloween

Five-year-old Landon from Pasco is counting down the days until his wish trip to Disneyland®.

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Date

September 24, 2013

Location

Spokane, WA

Spokane boy to be a racecar driver before his Make-A-Wish trip on a Disney Cruise

Six-year-old Carter from Spokane loves Lightning McQueen from the Disney movie, Cars. For Carter, Cars isn’t just a movie; it’s a distraction that helps him cope with his treatment for Leukemia.

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Date

September 23, 2013

Location

Seattle, WA

Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington Elects New Board Leadership and New Members to Board of Trustees

Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington is pleased to announce its new Board of Trustee leadership for fiscal year 2013-2014.

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Date

September 20, 2013

Location

Fairbanks, AK

Florida teen battling cancer wishes to find hope through the Northern Lights

Make-A-Wish® Alaska grants the first Northern Lights wish of the season.

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Date

September 09, 2013

Location

Tri-Cities, WA

Tri-Cities girl to fly in helicopter and search for hidden treasure with fairytale friends

Teagan is battling a life-threatening heart condition, and she focuses on her wish to meet Tinkerbell at Disney World to keep her mind off her treatments.

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Date

September 04, 2013

Location

Anchorage, AK

Make-A-Wish Alaska and Taco Bell partner to grant wishes to Alaskan kids

Taco Bell locations across Alaska are partnering with Make-A-Wish to help grant wishes like Sam's to go on an Antarctic expedition.

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Date

August 20, 2013

Location

Seattle, WA

Make-A-Wish® kid Hannah "Storms" into Town

Local girl will enjoy a day with the team as the Storm and Make-A-Wish continue the tradition of providing a VIP experience for a wish child.

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Date

July 30, 2013

Location

Pasco, WA

Pasco Girl to Have Texan Family Adventure thanks to Make-A-Wish® Washington and Local volunteers

Make-A-Wish Washington will grant Katrina's wish to go to Texas to visit family, see dolphins, experience a water park, and have a bonfire on the beach.

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Date

June 19, 2013

Location

Anchorage, AK

Make-A-Wish® Alaska Announces New Staff

Make-A-Wish® Alaska has recently hired Hannah Moderow as Administrative and Program Coordinator.

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Date

June 18, 2013

Location

Seattle, WA

Geocaching Teams Up with Make-A-Wish® Locally to Grant a Teen's Wish

Nearly 100 geocachers will welcome fellow geocacher and Make-A-Wish recipient, 16-year-old Jared on Sunday, June 23 at 11 am to participate in his Make-A-Wish experience.

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Date

June 07, 2013

Location

Ancorage, AK

Flying High With Make-A-Wish® Alaska: Child Travels Across Country to Soar over Alaskan Waters

Make-A-Wish Alaska grants seaplane wish to cancer-fighting Texan and kicks-off the summer of Alaskan wishes!

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Date

May 28, 2013

Location

Tri Cities, WA

Rev Your Engines for Wishes Week in Tri Cities with Make-A-Wish® Washington

Wish Week in the Tri Cities kicks off with a local resident's wish.

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Date

May 27, 2013

Location

Tri Cities, WA

Tri-Cities Community Partners with Make-A-Wish® to Grant Local Girl's Wish

Six-year-old Miette from West-Richland was born on the 4th of July and is still a firecracker.

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Date

April 29, 2013

Location

Mukilteo, WA

Field of Dreams: Mukilteo Teen’s Wish Comes True and Seattle Sports Royalty plays a part

In partnership with the community, Make-A-Wish® Washington makes-over Kamiak High School’s baseball field on World Wish Day: Monday, April 29th

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Date

April 29, 2013

Location

Anchorage

The Biggest Princess Tea Party in Town: Anchorage Celebrates World Wish Day® with Make-A-Wish® Alaska during Wish Week!

Six-year-old Ellie of Anchorage made a simple wish to meet her favorite princesses at a Florida theme park. But Ellie’s young life has been anything but a ‘cup of tea’ since her diagnosis with Leukemia.

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Date

April 23, 2013

Location

Seattle, WA

Wish Kid Finds Relief in Soothing Water of Marquis Hot Tub: Marquis and Make-A-Wish® team up to grant 5-year-old Maddison’s wish

The warming, therapeutic water of a hot tub is irresistible to 5-year-old Maddison of Spanaway who is living with Pontocerebellar Hypoplasia, a rare neurodegenerative disorder

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Date

April 22, 2013

Location

Seattle, WA

Make-A-Wish® Alaska and Washington Announces New Trustees

Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington, the nonprofit organization that grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions, is pleased to announce the election of three new individuals to the Board of Trustees.

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Date

April 02, 2013

Make-A-Wish® Alaska and Washington Child will be First to Run Bases at Mariners 2013 Home Opener

Seattle is gearing up for another baseball season with the ceremonial running of the bases at the Mariners Opening Night on Monday, April 8th against the Houston Astros at 7:10 p.m.

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Date

March 15, 2013

Location

Seattle, WA

Make-A-Wish® Alaska and Washington Announces New Staff

Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington has recently hired Mackenzie Sipiora as a Wish Coordinator.

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Date

March 07, 2013

Location

Seattle, WA

Rex Velvet To Foil Make-A-Wish® Alaska And Washington's Gala this Weekend

The sinister Seattle super villain is reportedly at it again. Rumor has it that he is planning to sabotage Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington’s Mission: Incredible, Wish Night Gala and Auction on Saturday, March 9.

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Date

February 20, 2013

Location

Anchorage, AK

Mush On, Wish On! Make-A-Wish® Alaska Partners with Donlin Gold to Grant Girl’s Iditarod Wish

Fourteen-year-old Hannah loves animals, adventures, and the great outdoors.

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Date

February 08, 2013

Location

Eagle River, AK

Eagle River boy finds the magic in his wish to Disney World®, thanks to Make-A-Wish® Alaska

When Jennifer took her two-year-old son, Robbie, to the hospital after unusual fevers, she was told it could be one of three things.

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Date

February 07, 2013

Location

Bellingham, WA

Make-A-Wish® Washington to Grant Local Boy’s Wish for a Superstar Shopping Spree

When 13-year-old Kielan of Ferndale closes his eyes, he dreams of being a superstar because as he says, “he wants everyone to be nice to me.”

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Date

February 06, 2013

Location

Seattle, WA

Make-A-Wish® Washington Partners with 62nd Airlift Wing to Prepare Local Boy for His Wish

11-year-old Carl dreams of being a World War II figher pilot. Make-A-Wish Washington is partnering with 62nd Airlift Wing to prepare him for his wish.

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Date

February 01, 2013

Location

Anchorage, AK

Make-A-Wish® Alaska Volunteer Helps his Sister’s Wish Live On

Ian Turner’s journey with Make-A-Wish® Alaska began six years ago, when his sister, Mariah, who was battling mitochondrial disease, wished to go on a Disney® cruise.

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Date

January 29, 2013

Location

Fairbanks, AK

Fairbanks Mom Helps Her Son’s Wish Live On: Restoring a Truck for Make-A-Wish® Alaska

Fairbanks resident Ellen Moore finds herself coming full-circle. Her son, Zane, who was a Make-A-Wish Alaska recipient in 2008, lost his battle with cancer in 2011.

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Date

January 16, 2013

Location

Seattle, WA

Calling all Spies, Sneaks and Secret Agents!

Think Mission Impossible meets 007. That’s the vibe that about 1,000 people will enjoy at Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington’s Mission: Incredible, Wish Night Gala and Auction on Saturday, March 9.

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Date

January 08, 2013

Location

Seattle, WA

Make-A-Wish Announces New Staff

Make-A-Wish® Alaska and Washington has recently hired Asa Tate as Director of Major Gifts.

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