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Aug 10, 2016

Attendees enjoyed a champagne chic brunch to make wishes come true for local wish kids.

Waffles for Wishes - Photo Gallery


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

UH MAnoa Med students

Make-A-Wish grants teenage girl's hoop dreams


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

Alyssa at JABSOM

First year MD students and Dean help Alyssa's Wish come true

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

Alyssa at UH Manoa

Make-A-Wish teen shoots hoops and dons white coat at UH Manoa

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

UH Medical School and Make-A-Wish Teen

Make-A-Wish Hawaii makes teenager's dreams come true at UH med school


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.

Jul 22, 2016


The Best of My Wish


SportsCenter aired a "My Wish: Compilation" on Friday, July 22, with highlights from many of the wishes granted during the past 10 years.

Jul 22, 2016

Chef de Cuisine Jon Matsubara of Japengo Waikiki and Chef de Cuisine Gevin Utrillo of Japengo Maui give a preview of what's to come at the Good Taste Series to benefit the kids of Make-A-Wish Hawaii.

Hyatt Regency Waikiki hosts an exclusive culinary experience for wishes

Hawaii News Now

The Hyatt Regency hosts the Good Taste Culinary Competition Series, where up-and-coming talent compete to be top chef at an event to benefit wish kids of Make-A-Wish Hawaii. Chef de Cuisine Jon Matsubara of Japengo Waikiki and Chef de Cuisine Gevin Utrillo of Japengo Maui appear on Hawaii News Now for a preview of the culinary creations to come.

Jul 13, 2016

Hoosier Teen gives back after trip to Hawaii

Hoosier teen gives back to sick children after Make-A-Wish trip to Hawaii


The Make-A-Wish organization grants special experiences for Hoosier children battling life-threatening medical conditions. Every month, CBS4 shares a story about a Hoosier family impacted by Make-A-Wish. When Jacobson got back from her trip, she still had money left from Make-A-Wish. Instead of spending it, she donated $800 back to the organization to help fund other children's wish experiences.

Jun 28, 2016

Chef Jared Murakawa from MW Restaurant shares recipes for Waffles for Wishes 2016.

Make-A-Wish Hosts 2nd Annual Waffles for Wishes

Hawaii News Now

Make-A-Wish Hawaii Young Leaders Board is hosting their second annual Waffle for Wishes; Ryan Kalei Tsuji is a board member, Chef Marc Urquidi and Chef Jared Murakawa are with MW Restaurant.

Jun 27, 2016

Young Leaders strike their best hero poses with wish kid Tyrell

2016 Waffles for Wishes

Honolulu Magazine

The 2nd annual Waffles for Wishes event was held at The Ward Village IBM Courtyard on Sunday, June 26. Proceeds of the ticket sales went towards wish-granting for Hawai'i keiki.

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