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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.

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

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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