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Dec 12, 2014

Sam pays his wish forward.

Anchorage teen pays it forward

KTVA CBS 11 News

While he’s battled serious kidney disease for 12 years, 15-year-old Sam is working to make the holidays a little brighter for other children fighting their own medical challenges.

Dec 09, 2014

Marc's music will be featured in Starbucks stores during the month of December.

Make-A-Wish and Starbucks Surprise a Teen Musician

Starbucks Newsroom

Marc’s original compositions are featured on Starbucks in-house music mix alongside established artists such as Nora Jones, Fiona Apple, Jack Johnson and Sarah McLachlan.

Nov 30, 2014

Make-A-Wish makes wishes come true for children across the country.

Meet the Make-A-Wish Foundation "dream team"

CBS Sunday Morning

The Make-A-Wish Foundation works to make dreams come true for children across the U.S. facing life-threatening illnesses.

Nov 26, 2014

Jamarious loves to swim and wished for a YMCA family membership.

Abuse left boy damaged, but family won't let that stop him

Everett Herald

Jamarious and his grandparents recently were given a five-year membership to the YMCA through the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Nov 14, 2014

Nick wished to be a superhero.

Make-A-Wish: Child superhero 'Red Lightning' saves Seattle

A second grader battling Leukemia has spent two years in and out of hospitals, but on Friday the child of few words but many powers battled to save Seattle's music scene.

Nov 07, 2014

Gilbert wished to meet the Seattle Seahawks.

Friday in Hawkville: Gilbert gets his Wish, and then some

Make-A-Wish made another wish come true, as 15-year-old Gilbert visited the Seahawks’ practice and met with players and coaches. But this wish also included an unexpected surprise.

Nov 03, 2014

Felix Hernandez chose Make-A-Wish as his charity of choice.

Felix, Young honored with Players Choice Awards

The Major League Baseball Players Trust donates $20,000 grants to the charity of choice for each winner. Players Choice Award winner Hernandez selected Make-A-Wish Alaska & Washington as his charity.

Oct 02, 2014

Anna wished to have a baritone saxophone.

Power of Music

The Spokesman Review

Clutching an exquisite Selmer Paris baritone saxophone, Anna beamed from the stage of the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, and the packed house burst into applause.

Sep 29, 2014

Alaska Airlines Spirit of Make-A-Wish

Alaska Airlines and Seattle Mariners present 1 million miles for wishes

Alaska Airlines Blog

Witnessing a child’s wish come true is one of life’s true joys. On Friday, I was humbled to present Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington with a gift of 1 million miles so that more children can experience their heartfelt wishes.

Jul 20, 2014

Xander starts for Sounders FC.

Sounders make fan's wish come true

Seattle Sounders signed deal with fan from Make-A-Wish Foundation and start him in friendly match against Tottenham Hotspur.

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

  • #WishGranted! During Wish Kid Rocket's trip to Hawaii, he was able to swim with dolphins, relax on the beach and visit Pearl Harbor! A wish gives children renewed energy and strength, brings families closer together and unites communities. Thank you Make-A-Wish Hawaii for helping us grant Rocket's wish!

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