May 20, 2016
For children diagnosed with a life-threatening condition, a wish is more than just a day of happiness; it’s a lifelong reminder of support and joy in the darkest of times. For 13-year-old Wailuku girl Kayla, who is battling a brain tumor, that support will shine through a special gift that will last a lifetime.
May 18, 2016
Honolulu Federal Credit Union donated $4,000 to Make-A-Wish Hawaii. Funds will be used to grant wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions.
May 17, 2016
The 5th Annual Make-A-Wish Gala was held on Saturday, May 14 at the Sheraton Waikiki. The purpose of this event is to help raise funds needed to fulfill wishes for local keiki battling life-threatening medical conditions.
May 07, 2016
Though constantly tired and barely able to walk, 7-year-old Rhythm Esh was able to leave Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children to go be a pirate for a few days. Through Make-A-Wish Hawaii, a charity that turns the wishes of children with serious illnesses into reality, Rhythm was brought backstage at the Diamond Head Theatre in Honolulu on Monday to make a pirate sword and costume. His brother and sister, along with members of the theatre, then put on a mini pirate show.
May 05, 2016
A young Newman girl’s “Make-A-Wish” trip recently sent her and her entire family to Hawaii. Five-year-old Addison Martins’ wish was to learn to hula dance... and that dream became reality over the spring break from school. Addison suffers from a rare syndrome known as megacystis microcolon intestinal hypoperistalisas, a disorder which prevents the intestines and bladder from functioning properly.
May 05, 2016
Hawaii Army Weekly
From April 24-29, a young man from Springfield, Mo., with the help and support from the Make-a-Wish Hawaii and the 2nd Battalion, 11th Field Artillery Regiment, 25th Division Artillery, 25th Infantry Division, lived his dream of being a part of the U.S. Army. Dylan Warren, 13, was diagnosed with a congenital heart condition, which has deemed him medically unfit for service... and then along came his wish.
May 04, 2016
U.S. Army News
Dylan is a soldier through and through, but his medical condition disqualifies him from a future in the military. Make-A-Wish Hawaii gave him the opportunity to enlist in the U.S. Army and live the life of the soldier he should have been.
Apr 28, 2016
An Orion teen living with lymphoma was granted her wish to visit Hawaii through the Make-A-Wish Hawaii and Illinois programs. Ava, 16, was diagnosed with the blood cancer and has continued to stay active with volleyball and participating in her school’s spirit squad. Her wish was to see clear blue water with her parents and two brothers. The family arrived by limo to the airport before enjoying parasailing, swimming with dolphins, snorkeling and riding ATVs on the island.
Apr 04, 2016
Kaimana, 15, was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2014. He says the ocean takes the pain away and now he has a special gift to help with that. His wish to have a four-man canoe help him serve the world as "Jesus' taxi driver," helping to lift the spirits of his community and spread hope, strength and joy to other kids who might be battling childhood cancer as well.
Apr 04, 2016
Many wish kids wish to go somewhere or have something that is far removed from their condition, but not Jarod. This wish teen wished for the opportunity to confront the symptoms of his diagnosis head on; by racing in the Ford Island 10K Bridge Run in Hawaii via Make-A-Wish Hawaii.