Dec 21, 2015
Taking a break from preparing for the Fiesta Bowl, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes helped make one young fan's wish come true.
Oct 14, 2013
At Thursday's Make-A-Wish Day at Keeneland, the generosity of our event sponsors inspired one race goer to go above and beyond, making an anonymous donation to Make-A-Wish of his winning “Pick 4” ticket worth $26,000. This selfless gift is a reminder to all of us how kindness changes the world and the true impact of the power of a wish.
Oct 14, 2013
As guests of honor, the wish families meet the Keeneland jockeys in the paddock, watch their sponsor's race from the winner's circle, and, at the end of each race, the wish kids present the trophy for the race named after their sponsoring equine organization. This year, through sponsors and the support of the community, more than $90,000 was raised for Make-A-Wish!
Aug 26, 2013
Wish Granter Kristina received national recognition from Realtor Magazine as a 2013 Top 10 Finalist for the Good Neighbor Award. She is recognized for her tremendous impact as a wish granter and fundraiser for Make-A-Wish and her dedication to sharing the Make-A-Wish mission in her community.
Aug 24, 2013
WDRB FOX 41
Our chapter granted its milestone 12,000th wish to brothers Caleb, Elijah and Jacob, who combined their wishes into one wish: to transform their garage into a man cave with areas to match each of their heartfelt interests. The space will accommodate their wheelchairs and will also give the boys a place to relax and spend time with friends.
Aug 10, 2013
WLEX Channel 18 Lexington
Wish Kid Caity, battling a life-threatening heart condition, had her heartfelt wish granted for a handicap accessible castle-shaped playset. Caity loves to be outside and wished for a playset so that she could play with her brothers and sisters. Several gathered for Caity’s wish party, including members of UnitedHealthcare, which sponsored Caity’s wish through its national alliance with Make-A-Wish®. Local news was on hand to capture Caity’s fairytale celebration.
Aug 01, 2013
WDRB Channel 41 Louisville
Wish Child Avy, 6, was surprised at the Louisville BIG Wish® Gala with the news that his wish will be granted. In a letter to Make-A-Wish, Avy wrote that he wanted to go to Hawaii because, “It is so beautiful. I want to play with the dolphins and see a baby fish. I also want to see a volcano…and take my magnifying glass and look at the rocks. I want to take my sand shovels and make sand angels.” Local news captured Avy's reaction when the big announcement was made.
Jul 05, 2013
WLWT Channel 5 Cincinnati
Wish Child Elijah and his family were the Honorary Wish Family at our 10th Annual Cincinnati Walk for Wishes. WLWT's Laura Borchers interviewed Elijah and his family to talk about Elijah's wish to play checkers with Peter Pan and what it means to their family to pay it forward to other wish children like Elijah.
Jul 05, 2013
Wish Child Anna and her family were the Honorary Wish Family at our 2nd Annual Fort Wayne Walk for Wishes presented by UAW Local 2209 and GM. Anna's mother was interviewed sharing Anna's story and the impact Walk for Wishes has on families like theirs.