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Apr 12, 2017

Sophia runs the bases on Opening Day.

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

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

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

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

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.

Aug 17, 2016

The Seahawks meet with wish kids Ryan and Angel.

Make-A-Wish Kids Ryan and Angel Enjoy "Awesome" Day with Seahawks

Ryan’s wish was to meet Seahawks players and head coach Pete Carroll, and the 8-year-old from Iowa got to do just that following Wednesday’s practice. What Johnson, who has leukemia, didn’t know is that his Make-A-Wish visit would also include catching a few passes from defensive end Michael Bennett.

Aug 04, 2016

Damian wished to have his car restored.

Covington man helps bring a wish to life

Maple Valley Reporter

Damian kneels in front of his car with everyone who helped with the car renovation, after he was surprised with his car.

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