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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.

Apr 03, 2015

Jake gets to run the bases at Safeco field.

Wish granted: 12 year old to run bases at Mariners game

The Mariners open their season at home, but not before one special 12 year old gets to run the bases at Safeco Field.

Mar 30, 2015

Gracie celebrates her Caribbean getaway wish.

Gracie's Wish

KHQ News

Like most 18-year-old girls, Gracie likes parties and getting dressed up. Unlike most teens, Gracie has already had to deal with some pretty serious problems already.

Mar 25, 2015

Greg Wong

Make-A-Wish 'patriarch' left indelible mark on community

The Peninsula Gateway

The Gig Harbor community recently lost one of its most hard-working, engaged and dedicated volunteers.

Mar 12, 2015

Caleb practices with the Washington Capitals.

Teen with heart condition achieves dream of playing with Caps


At a Washington Capitals practice, Caleb got his wish: A chance to suit up and skate with his hero, Caps goalie Braden Holtby.

Feb 26, 2015

Braylynn wished to go to Walt Disney World Resort.

Zones reaches the Auburn community through the heart of a 4-year old girl

Auburn Reporter

Braylynn, survivor of four open-heart surgeries, is seeing her wishes come true with the help of Zones, Inc.

Feb 06, 2015

Wish recipient Itzel makes toys at Build-A-Bear for other kids.

SWEET: Make-A-Wish kids creating Valentine's Day gifts for others

Q13 FOX News

With the help of the Build-A-Bear Workshop, local children from the Make-A-Wish program created Valentine’s Day gifts for other wish kids.

Jan 26, 2015

Daniel finds out he's going to the Super Bowl.

SEE IT: Boy's reaction to learning he's going to the Super Bowl

Q13 Fox News

A 14-year-old boy from Olympia got the surprise of his life when he was called to the principal’s office.

Jan 15, 2015

Wish recipient Violet wishes Juni bon voyage on her own wish trip.

This Little Girl Just Found Out She’s Going To Disneyland In The Cutest Way


When Make-A-Wish granted 3-year-old Juniper’s wish to go to Disneyland, they let her best friend Violet, who previously had her own wish granted, give her the news. Violet’s message is so full of joy and love that your heart might burst.

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