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Aug 23, 2018

Selena Hickam

Teen gets her wish to train military working dogs

Ho'okele News

Teen gets her wish to train military working dogs

Jul 30, 2018


Big Island Child Gets Wish Granted, Meets Mickey Mouse

Big Island Now

Make-A-Wish Hawai‘i recently granted eleven-year-old Elijah of Papa‘aloa his wish to meet Mickey Mouse.

Jul 22, 2018

Maui WOD

Working out for Make-A-Wish grant

The Maui News

Waikapu resident Duke Au Hoon holds up his cellphone so his wife, Rachel, and 4-year-old daughter, Kahalau, can see Kristi Ota and other athletes participating in a fundraising “WOD for Wishes” workout Friday at Maui CrossFit Extreme in Wailuku. CrossFit boxes across the island joined with Make-A-Wish Hawaii for the workout as part of helping grant wishes of Kahalau and other Maui keiki with critical illnesses.

Jul 16, 2018


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.

Jul 16, 2018


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.

May 08, 2018


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


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


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


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


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


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.

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