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Jun 07, 2019

Helen's Stanley Cup Wish

Fox 2 Now

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — A teenage Blues fan will have a chance to have her dream come true on Sunday. Helen is 18-years-old and has a brain tumor. The Make-a-Wish Foundation tweeted, "Helen's wish to watch her St. Louis Blues during the Stanley Cup is coming true! Helen, you`re going to game six!" An anonymous donor wanted to give tickets to a wish child who wanted to go to the Stanley Cup Final, and Helen got the tickets.

Jun 03, 2019

LuAnn Bott Joins National Office as Vice President of Chapter Advancement

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

On Thursday, May 30, LuAnn Bott celebrated her last day as President & CEO of Make-A-Wish Missouri & Kansas. Beginning her non-profit career in 1979, LuAnn has 40 years of experience in the non-profit sector. During her decade tenure at Make-A-Wish Missouri & Kansas, LuAnn has heavily influenced and contributed to the success of the local chapter including...

May 17, 2019

Finnley's Garage

Mid Rivers News Magazine

When the Make-A-Wish Foundation approached Finnley and his parents about gifting a wish to the St. Charles County child, his father, Jason, said they considered all the usual things. “Everybody usually goes to Disneyland, Disney World or something like that and we thought that would be some kind of a neat thing, but it would be just a memory. He wouldn’t be able to keep it"...

May 06, 2019

Patrick's Wish Reveal

Fox 2 News

The Make a Wish Foundation has been making wishes come true for children with critical illnesses since 1980. On Monday, the Make a Wish Missouri & Kansas team came to Ballwin, MO on Monday to surprise a special, young boy.

Apr 26, 2019

Makenna Gets Her Wish

Call Newspaper

Truman Middle School students have been working hard all year to make a wish come true for Crystal City’s Makenna Jones. On April 5, they gathered the entire student body to surprise her with the trip of a lifetime: a vacation to Hawaii.

Apr 12, 2019

Walk For Wishes

Fox 2 Now

Heidi Klein, chief development office for Make-A-Wish Missouri and Kansas, visits Fox 2 News along with Noah, a local wish kid, to discuss tomorrow’s walk and how you can help fulfill the wishes of children across the country.

Feb 27, 2019

Kansas City Walk for Wishes


Walk For Wishes® is a community-wide Make-A-Wish® celebration of the more than 8,000 wishes that the local Make-A-Wish chapter has already been granted, while raising funds for future wishes. It's a family-friendly event powered by wish families, volunteers, companies, donors and friends.

Feb 25, 2019

Swim to Wishes


Swimming for a cause. It’s what dozens at schools across Kansas did this weekend, to support Make-A-Wish. Participants say it means as much to them, as those wanting their wishes to come true. This weekend was Swim To A Wish’s seventh run at Campus High School. And those involved said every year it grows, and gives back to the community in more ways than one. Campus High School’s pool was quiet come Sunday afternoon. But last Friday, it was full of people wanting to give back.

Feb 07, 2019

Make-A-Wish grants Great Bend boy a trip of his lifetime


“The day-to-day struggles with sleep and seizures and illness and immobility and not being able to speak with us can be hard,” she said. "But we try to remain positive." It’s these types of challenges Klug said can be hard on the family. So, a few friends from Make-A-Wish Foundation decided to ease those struggles and come to Great Bend to surprise Owen with the help of Mickey Mouse.

Feb 07, 2019

Make-A-Wish visits ‘Team Owen’

Great Bend Tribune

Eisenhower Elementary School students were asked to wear purple on Thursday for a special assembly, but they didn’t know it was a surprise for one of their classmates. Fifth-grader Owen Klug was brought front and center as representatives from the Make-A-Wish Foundation announced that the Klug family is headed to Disney World.

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