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Jun 27, 2017

Wish kid Tyrell has quite the fan club of wish granters, Young Leaders and Heroes for Hope who wanted to be in his selfie during his grand send-off! Photo by Rayen Watanabe.

2017 Waffles for Wishes

Honolulu Magazine

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

Island Honda

Mahalo to Island Honda

Lahaina News

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 - Avas Wish Reveal


KITV's Mackenzie Stasko helped Make-A-Wish surprise a Wish Kid Friday morning LIVE on Good Morning Hawaii.

Jun 12, 2017


Living808 - Waffles for Wishes


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

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

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.

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.

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 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 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.

10 wish kids from across the nation ,

I wish to surf with Bethany Hamilton

Bethany Hamilton brings Soul Surfing to a whole new level


Make-A-Wish® Hawaii

223 South King Street
Honolulu, HI 96813

Tel. 808.537.3118
Fax 808.536.5566

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1877
Honolulu, HI 96805

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P.O. Box 1877
Honolulu, HI 96805
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