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Jan 18, 2016

Spencer wished to be a Seahawks sports broadcaster.

Thanking Make-A-Wish for 30 Years of Wishes

The Odyssey Online

The Make-A-Wish Foundation is celebrating 30 Years Of Wishes this year. I thought it would be an appropriate time to share the short version of my Wish story as I looked back and remembered everything that my Wish has given me. The following was sent to the Washington/Alaska chapter as somewhat of a thank you letter to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Oct 30, 2015

Alexis wished to make a cartoon to inspire other kids with leukemia to be brave.

Alexis wanted to share her story with the world - as a cartoon

Alexis's wish was to make a cartoon to inspire other kids with leukemia to be brave.

Oct 21, 2015

Phil Torres with Bradon at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America in Portland.

Entomologist Phil Torres Makes a Child’s Wish Come True

Entomology Today

At the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America in Portland, there was a special visitor: Bradon, a nine-year-old boy with a rare genetic condition known as Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Sep 02, 2015

Lauren is greeted by fans at her dance video premiere.

Make-A-Wish Foundation Turns 11-Year-Old Girl Into a Music Video Celebrity

Your Alaska Link

Getting her hair and make-up done was only the beginning of Lauren's Make-A-Wish dream coming true.

Jul 27, 2015

Xander reflects on his wish one year later.

One year later, Xander is doing more big things on the pitch

It’s been just over a year since what Xander described as “the greatest day of my life.”

Jul 23, 2015

Make-A-Wish Alaska y Washington se dedica a conceder deseos.

Convirtiendo sueños en realidades

Univision Seattle

Make-A-Wish Alaska y Washington se dedica a conceder deseos.

Jul 21, 2015

Burke tours the Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center.

‘It’s your own drive that makes a difference’

Hutch News

After three years of rehabilitation, a 17-year-old brain tumor survivor gets his wish to walk through the doors of Fred Hutch.

Jul 15, 2015

Lena wished to share her story of sexual abuse.

This Teen Used Her Make-A-Wish To Share Her Story Of Sexual Abuse

When Lena was presented with the option of choosing to go anywhere, having anything, or meeting anyone, she decided she wanted to help other people like her. Specifically, she wished to share her story of sexual abuse and domestic violence and encourage other people – boys and girls – to come forward with their stories.

Jun 30, 2015

Elizabeth Van Huffel is a Wish Coordinator at Make-A-Wish.

Wish coordinator Elizabeth Van Huffel’s cool Make-A-Wish job

Seattle Times

Wish coordinator Elizabeth Van Huffel describes what it's like working for Make-A-Wish.

Apr 05, 2015

Jake will run the bases in the Mariners home opener.

Local Make-A-Wish Kid Prepares to Run Around the Bases

Mariners Blog

Jake, a Make-A-Wish recipient who is living with intractable epilepsy, a life-threatening medical condition, will fulfill a dream on Monday as he rounds the bases before the Mariners open the season against the Los Angeles Angels at 1:10 p.m. at Safeco Field.

Western Washington Press Contact

Jessica Mathews
Senior Communications and Marketing Manager  
811 1st Ave., Suite 520
Seattle, WA 98104

Phone: (206) 588-8953

Latest Status Update

  • Our relationship with the Seattle Mariners goes way back to over 30 years! They've been huge supporters of our mission and local children with not only Mariners wishes, and #OpeningDay run around the bases, but also with wish enhancements. Such was the case 6 years ago with Nate's wish to give his school's baseball field a "refresh." More here: Thank you so much and #GoMariners!

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