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Jul 16, 2018

Kelcie

Make-A-Wish shopping spree granted

The Maui News

Kelcie, 14, is the center of attention at Queen Ka’ahumanu Center on Saturday afternoon as she is surrounded by staffers and volunteers from Make-A-Wish Hawaii.

Jul 16, 2018

Connor

Joint Typhoon Warning Center Hosts Make a Wish Kid, Aspiring Meteorologist

Navy News

The Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) hosted a Make-A-Wish Foundation child and family to fulfill his dream of becoming a meteorologist. Since he was young, Connor, of Pennsylvania, has been fascinated by extreme weather events and natural disasters like hurricanes and tsunamis. The Make-A-Wish Foundation flew Connor and his family to Oahu to tour the JTWC, which forecasts for tropical cyclones in the Pacific and Indian Oceans, where 80% of the world's total tropical cyclones occur.

May 08, 2018

RaeLynn

RaeLynn Goes to Hawaii to Sing 'God Made Girls' With Special Fan

Taste of Country

RaeLynn got to experience the magic of making a fan's dream come true when she met Keira from Make-A-Wish Hawaii.

Apr 11, 2018

Celine

Make-A-Wish and Kanilea Ukulele helped make ukulele fan's dream come true

KITV 4

Celine has been battling sickle cell anemia since she was a baby. While receiving treatments at a clinic about a year ago, she fell in love with singing while playing the ukulele.

Mar 27, 2018

Collin

Young heart patient visits San Diego medical team that saved him

Fox 5

A young boy from Hawaii is celebrating his 11th birthday by visiting the San Diego medical team that repaired his heart, allowing him to live a normal life.

Mar 22, 2018

Ja'

Soldier recognized for volunteer work with children

Hawaii Army Weekly

For Sgt. 1st Class JaNesse Simpson, better known as Ja’, serving the community is a way of life. “Ja’ always puts his whole heart into volunteering for us, whether he is helping out at events or serving our keiki as a wish granter,” said Make-A-Wish Hawaii Volunteer Outreach Manager Will Phelps. “I am so grateful for his can-do attitude.”

Mar 12, 2018

Ja and Ella

One of UH baseball's biggest fans gets her wish

KHON2

A local girl who just recently battled a brain tumor will soon have her dream come true - a trip to the happiest place on earth thanks to Make-A-Wish Hawai'i.

Mar 11, 2018

Trailblaze Challenge

20-Mile Hike Raises $51,000 for Make-A-Wish Kids

Maui Now

Forty-three hikers participated in the 20-mile journey, raising more than $51,000 to grant the wishes of Hawaiʻi children with critical illnesses during the inaugural Make-A-Wish® Hawaiʻi Trailblaze Challenge fundraiser held on Saturday, March 10.

Feb 06, 2018

Pomai

Check Out This Magical, Harry Potter Hideaway Built by Make-A-Wish Hawaii

Honolulu Magazine

Deserving wish kid Pomai had dreamed of a Harry Potter-themed hideaway—a space to call her own—for months. On Feb. 3, Make-A-Wish Hawai‘i made that dream a reality. Her wish was officially granted in her backyard at the family’s Lā‘ie home where friends, family and those involved in creating Pomai’s dream hideaway helped unveil her completed space.

Aug 08, 2017

Harper

Kapaa Boy Has Wish Granted

The Garden Island

LIHUE — Make-A-Wish Hawaii’s summer is off to a great start with an amazing wish revealed on Kauai.
Kapaa wish kid Harper was diagnosed in 2015 with a rare cancer affecting his body’s connective tissues. The 8-year-old has an immense curiosity for travel. Interestingly enough, it is the journey that thrills him even more than the actual destination.

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