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Oct 09, 2018

Kirkwood Farmers Market features Halloween fun


Friday, Oct. 12, the Kirkwood Farmers Market will be featuring live music, food, pumpkin painting and fundraising efforts for Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Sep 27, 2018

Wish Kid Sam in the News

Fort Leavenworth Lamp

Youngster giving back to Make-A-Wish - Sam Grover seems like a normal, happy, healthy 8-year-old who loves art, his family and his best friend, Kai, the family labradoodle. However...

Sep 12, 2018

A Wish comes true with a 'Frozen'-themed bedroom

Springfield News Leader

NIXA, Three-year-old Evalee Villarreal looked just like her heroine Anna from the movie “Frozen” when she peeked into the purple and blue room for the first time. But the little “Anna” was too amazed to step into the “Frozen” world that is her new bedroom.

Aug 28, 2018

Make-A-Wish Missouri & Kansas Has After-School Surprise for Local Girl


Tilly, 8, was not expecting to see a big, pink playhouse in her backyard Tuesday afternoon. It has all a little girl could want and was made especially for her.

“I didn’t even ask for a table. I didn’t even ask for a shelf, I didn’t even ask for a pink wall. They just came in and made it a fairytale dream come true,” said Tilly.

Aug 26, 2018

LOTO Shootout

Lake Expo

Record Year For Shootout Auction: $167,000 Raised For Kids' Charities

Aug 23, 2018

Boat Racers Give Wish Kids a Ride of a Lifetime


SUNRISE BEACH, Mo. -- Cameron McCort is an 11-year-old boy from Nixa who lives with osteogenesis imperfecta, a rare bone condition that has caused hundreds of broken bones.

His mom says he is one of only two in the world with this specific strain of the disease.

Jul 30, 2018

Nates Wish to Have a Horse Gains National Attention


CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - The Make-A-Wish foundation granted another wish on Monday, July 30, giving a five-year-old boy from Cape Girardeau County, Missouri his own horse.

Nate has congenital heart disease and three years ago, his parents didn't know if he would make it home from the hospital.

May 22, 2018

Local Wish Kid Going to See Fuller House

Ozarks First

Lilly learned her one-true wish to see Fuller House in person is coming true.

May 01, 2018

Pattonville Helps Local Wish Come True


Students at Pattonville High School are celebrating raising $5,100 for a local 5-year-old’s wish to go to Disney World.

Apr 17, 2018

Peyton's Red Carpet in Kansas City

Web Wire

Peyton stars in a short sci-fi film which will be seen in a private screening inside the Hallmark Visitors Center.

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Director of Marketing & Communications
Make-A-Wish Missouri & Kansas

Phone: (314) 681-7797

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