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Apr 04, 2016

Mana gets his wish: a four-man canoe. Photo by Hugh Gentry.

Waianae boy with brain tumor gets a four-man canoe


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

Jarod of Make-A-Wish Maine Conquers the Ford Island 10K

Maine teen with cystic fibrosis runs the Ford Island 10K


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.

Mar 31, 2016

Arlington First Grader Battling Cancer Gets Trip to Hawaii

A first grader who has been fighting cancer since he was one-years-old is headed on a dream vacation

Mar 21, 2016

Ella Gets a Treehouse

An 11-year-old Kailua girl named Ella comes home to find a surprise of a lifetime. Her wish, to have a backyard treehouse, had come true.

Feb 12, 2016

Bethany Hamilton, friends and volunteers surfed with wish kids and their families for an incredible week of wishes granted!

Surf Camp with Bethany Hamilton

The Garden Island Newspaper

The Make-A-Wish Hawaii Surf Camp with Bethany Hamilton granted the wishes of 13 children with life-threatening medical conditions from across the country on the shores of Kauai, at Hanalei Bay.

Jan 13, 2016


Nanakuli teen battling cancer meets his favorite NFL team

KHON2 News

Nanakuli wish teen James miraculously overcomes devastating odds and recovers enough to go on a wish experience of a lifetime, to meet the Atlanta Falcons.

Dec 14, 2015

National Believe Day 2015


13-year-old Julie gets a surprise of a lifetime at Macy's Ala Moana for National Believe Day. Her wish to go to the Sapporo Snow Festival is being granted!

Dec 01, 2015


Beach 'Bows Make a Wish Come True

Hawaii News Nows

For Grace Kelso playing beach volleyball at the University of Hawaii was always something she only dreamed about.

Nov 20, 2015

Hawaii Business Magazine

Ranking Hawaii's Charities

Hawaii Business Magazine

The Make-A-Wish Foundation soared to the top of Charity Navigator’s Hawaii rankings, rising nine places on the strength of an incredible 44.2 percent growth in revenue.

Sep 23, 2015

Pacific Business News

Hawaii's Most Wanted: Young Professionals

Pacific Business News

Make-A-Wish Hawaii's new Young Leaders Board and Heroes for Hope Society are among new efforts by nonprofits to engage tomorrow's leaders.

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