Aug 08, 2017
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.
Jun 27, 2017
Move boozy brunch with your gal pals from your usual café to Ward Village this month, for all-you-can-eat treats from some favorite local restaurants, including Square Barrels, Ravish and Arancino. Proceeds benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Jun 22, 2017
May was a great month for the local auto store Island Honda, but it was also very successful for two local charities, including Make-A-Wish Hawaii. Fifty dollars per car sold (new or used) went to each of the deserving charities.
Jun 17, 2017
KITV's Mackenzie Stasko helped Make-A-Wish surprise a Wish Kid Friday morning LIVE on Good Morning Hawaii.
Jun 12, 2017
Siana Hunt, President and CEO of Make-A-Wish Hawaii, joins us to talk about the big Waffles for Wishes Fundraiser coming up this weekend. She’s joined by Sam Suiter from Kai Coffee, one of the many food and drink vendors that will be at the vent.
Aug 10, 2016
The Young Leaders Board of Make-A-Wish Hawaii hosted its second annual Waffles for Wishes brunch at Ward Village Courtyard. The morning featured food, a Bloody Mary bar and entertainment from Super CW. Proceeds help the nonprofit organization grant the wishes of keiki who have life-threatening medical conditions.
Aug 08, 2016
The 15-year-old from Texas has been diagnosed with osteosarcoma, bone cancer. University of Hawaii medical students weren't the only ones with a surprise for the teen. Alyssa also got to hang out and shoot hoops with UH Wahine basketball players. After that, Alyssa, who also has an interest in medicine, got to meet medical students - and took part in an honorary white coat ceremony.
Aug 08, 2016
UH Med Now
Alyssa wished to attend medical school at UH Mānoa to give her hope and a goal to work toward. The John A. Burns School of Medicine held a special honorary white coat ceremony for Alyssa, and former UH basketball player and current first-year medical student (MD 2020) Sai Tummala presented her with a basketball signed by his classmates.
Jul 29, 2016
University of Hawaii News
Cheers and the sounds of “Hawaiʻi Five-O” filled the entrance to the Stan Sheriff Center, as University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa students, faculty and staff, including the Pep Band, Rainbow Dancers and athletic teams, greeted 15-year-old Alyssa. The Make-A-Wish teen from Texas had been diagnosed with bone cancer and UH welcomed her with aloha. As part of her wish, the avid basketball fan also got to spend some quality time with UH Wahine basketball players.
Jul 29, 2016
It was a Texas teenager's dream to attend medical school at the Unviersity of Hawaii. The UH Pep Band and Rainbow Dancers surprised 15-year-old Alyssa with a rally at the Stan Sheriff Center. The Make-A-Wish program granted Alyssa’s wish to attend the John A. Burns School of Medicine, so she could one day become a doctor and help people like her who are battling life-threatening medical conditions.