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Spokane Wishes in Flight Raises 3.2 Million Donated Miles

Elizabeth wished to swim with dolphins in Hawaii.

Wish recipient Elizabeth, battling cancer, has spent the last few years fighting for her life. Her wish to swim with dolphins in Hawaii was the light at the end of the tunnel. “Wishes give children something spectacular to look forward to when all they have in front of them are surgeries, hospitals, needles, and medicine that make them sick,” said Jacey, Elizabeth's mom.

So, on January 24, Make-A-Wish Washington partnered with KHQ, KNDU and KNDO to call for donated airline miles to help grant the travel wishes of children in Eastern Washington.

Elizabeth and her mom stood side-by-side with local Make-A-Wish volunteers to spread the message of our need for donated airline miles for other children like Elizabeth.

With the support of this community, we raised an incredible 3,282,799 miles. This equates to about 82 tickets and an approximate cost savings of about $41,000.

Thanks to your generous support, we can continue to grant the wishes to local children like Elizabeth.

Do you have miles to give?

It's not too late! Donating them online is easy and doesn't cost you a dime.

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  • We're still inspired by the words of 2001 wish recipient, Renae, who shared her journey with us last Friday night at #Wishtoberfest. She said, "Like so many of our wish kids, my childhood wasn't a typical one...But my wish gave me what medicine could not, just as it does for each and every wish kid we serve. It gave me a much needed emotional boost when I desperately needed it. It gave me an unbelievable amount of hope, a surge of strength, and overwhelming joy. It encouraged me to dig deep and fight for the life I dreamed of living." Find out how you can get involved with wishes today: Photo courtesy Amber Tolbert Photography.

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