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Apr 02, 2016

KCTV 5 - Walk For Wishes


Make-A-Wish Missouri is hosting a Walk for Wishes fundraiser to grant more special wishes in Kansas City.

Feb 23, 2016

8-year-old with brain cancer wants to make the world a better place

Fox 4 KC

8-year-old with brain cancer wants to make the world a better place, here’s how you can help

Feb 03, 2016

Make-A-Wish fulfills dreams for Ava brothers

Springfield News-Leader

Before a packed gymnasium at Ava High School, Principal Teresa Nash beckoned Brendan and Ryan McFarlin to center stage, both boys clueless as to what the fuss was about. The boys were greeted by Make-A-Wish Missouri "wish granters," there to make the boys’ wishes come true.

Oct 18, 2015

How to Help Make-A-Wish: 60 Minutes

60 Minutes

On 60 Minutes this week, viewers were introduced to two seriously ill young boys -- Kaden Erickson and Gavin Grubbs -- whose wishes were granted by the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which granted more than 14,000 wishes last year alone. To support more wishes like Gavin's and Kaden's, you can contribute to Make-A-Wish, or go to to learn how to become a volunteer.

Oct 05, 2015

Take 5 to Care: Make-A-Wish Foundation Night of Wishes


On Oct. 12, you can Take 5 to Care and help make wishes come true for children across the metro. It is the Make-a-Wish Foundation's Night of Wishes fundraiser involving Chiefs quarterback Chase Daniel and several other members of the team.

Sep 27, 2015

Tommy Johnson Jr. and team help Make-A-Wish Missouri Deliver Wish

Motor Racing Press

On Saturday at the 4th annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals, a young man received some very big news.

Sep 22, 2015

Boy with brain tumor gets trip to see pope


Brain tumor survivor, Brett Haubrich, was invited by the archbishop of Philadelphia to see Pope Francis when he makes his first visit to the United States. The 12-year-old says his battle with cancer has brought him closer to God and the church.

Sep 21, 2015

James with Wish Kids at Night of Wishes

Rams Score Big with Night of Wishes

The Rams helped raise $265,000, which surpassed the night’s goal of $250,000, and will enable Make-A-Wish Missouri to grant more than 50 wishes. Since the Rams and Make-A-Wish Missouri started the event, the organizations have raised more than $2 million and have granted more than 400 wishes.

Aug 23, 2015

Boy Suffering from Neuroblastoma Gets Wish Granted in the Ozarks

The Branson community is granting one special 9-year-old's wish this week by showing him and his family what Branson is all about from shows to Go-Karts.

Jun 10, 2015

Kansas City Sarpino's Unite, Make Wishes Come True

Kansas City infoZine

Six Sarpino’s Pizzerias across Kansas City joined efforts to collect donations for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Missouri.

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