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Make-A-Wish® Teamed Up With Tri-Cities for Celebration of Wishes

Tri-Cities Wish Week

It Began with a Wish

More than 100 people gathered outside Barracuda Coffee Company on a Sunday afternoon to cheer on and celebrate the arrival of six-year-old Miette, a cancer-fighting Tri-Cities local whose wish kicked off Wish Week in Tri-Cities, a weeklong celebration of Make-A-Wish® in the area.

Miette wished to renovate her family’s airstream trailer, so she can spend more time traveling with them and less time in the hospital. Miette's dad, Kelly, said there were times when he thought his daughter may not live to see her next birthday, let alone experience the joy Make-A-Wish Washington has brought into her life. Upon seeing her renovated trailer for the first time, Miette said in excitement; “I’m sleeping here tonight!”

Say Cheers for Wishes

You celebrated with us at our Happy Hour for Hope at Cedar’s Restaurant, raising $1,335 and building awareness in our community.

The Numbers Are In!

Finally, hundreds of people came out for the extensive line-up of corvettes during the Corvettes on the Columbia event, which raised an amazing $41,000 to grant eight future wishes in Tri-Cities! Special thanks to 3 Rivers Corvette Club and McCurley Integrity Dealerships for their commitment to granting wishes to local children.

  • Miette and her sister feel right at home in their newly refurbished trailer!
    © Photo courtesy of Shilowe Photography.

  • Miette gives her renovated trailer a first look.
    © Photo courtesy of Shilowe Photography.

  • The new trailer improvements get Miette's seal of approval.
    © Photo courtesy of Shilowe Photography.

  • Miette gets a behind-the-scenes look at life as a barrista at Barracuda Coffee Company.
    © Photo courtesy of Shilowe Photography.

  • Miette's wish was generously adopted by Wells, makers of Blue Bunny® Ice Cream.
    © Photo courtesy of Shilowe Photography.

  • A group of wish kids accept a check on behalf of McCurley Integrity Dealerships' Wheels for Wishes.

  • Make-A-Wish CEO Barry McConnell, and staff member Leslie Woodfill are on hand at Desert Winds to celebrate Corvettes on the Columbia.

  • Dancing the night away at Desert Winds during Corvettes on the Columbia.

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