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Jun 15, 2016

Waffles for Wishes

Waffles for Wishes

Honolulu Star Advertiser

Waffles and wishes will make a perfect pairing at a fundraiser for Make-A-Wish Hawaii on June 26. Add bloody marys and you’re looking at a mighty fine morning in support of a good cause.

Jun 07, 2016

Scott Creel, John Michael White, Siana Hunt, Don Eovino and David Hayakawa by Anthony Consillio

30th Annual April Foolish


The Boys Bunch of Hawaii hosted its 30th annual April Foolish fundraiser; an event of music, food and fun to benefit the children of Make-A-Wish Hawaii. The 30th annual event makes this partnership the longest-standing in the Hawaii community for this wish-granting organization.

May 20, 2016

Wailuku teen Kayla receives a forever gift through Jewelers for Children.

Wailuku Girl with Brain Tumor Receives Special Gift

Maui Now

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

HOCU Makes Wishes Come True


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


2016 Make-A-Wish Gala

Honolulu Magazine

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

Rhythm Pirate

Cumberland native treasures time with son Rhythm as he battles brain cancer

The Call

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

Dylan Warren

Living the Dream fulfills a young child's Army hopes

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 05, 2016

Addison Martins' Family

Family enjoys Make-A-Wish trip to Hawaii

Westside Connect

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 04, 2016

Dylan - I Wish to be a Soldier in the US Army

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


Orion teen enjoys dream trip to Hawaii through Make-A-Wish


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.

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Honolulu, HI 96805
(808) 537-3118 x100