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Sep 20, 2017

Jakob

Ucluelet makes young New Yorker's salmon catching dream come true

Westerly News

Jakob Brower, a 12-year-old from Suffolk County, New York, dreamed of catching a Wild Pacific Salmon and the Make-a-Wish Foundation sent him to the perfect spot to do just that.

Mar 09, 2015

East Coast Conference Spirit Showcase 2015

East Coast Conference

East Coast Conference

East Coast Conference hosted its sixth annual Spirit Showcase to benefit Make-A-Wish®.

Dec 12, 2014

National Believe Day

National Believe Day

Fios1 News Long Island

On December 12, 2014 we celebrated National Believe Day as part of the Macy's Believe campaign. We celebrated Kayla's wish to go to Hawaii at Macy's South Shore in the Westfield South Shore mall! Verizon Fios1 Long Island covered Kayla's story.

Jun 30, 2014

Joseph with St. John's surprise guests.

Joseph's Wish in Newsday

LI Newsday

Joseph's wish to have his own basketball court is featured in Long Island Newsday, including a video.

Jun 28, 2014

Joseph with St. John's surprise guests.

Joseph's Wish to Have a Basketball Court

NCAA

Joseph’s wish to have a basketball court built in his backyard was made extra special by the surprise appearance of the St. John’s men’s basketball head coach Steve Lavin, Red Storm mascot Johnny Thunderbird and the SJU cheer and dance team members!

May 14, 2014

Robert Parker, MD, Director, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Stony Brook University Cancer Center accepted the “Medical Visionary Award” from Karine Hollander, President and CEO, Make-A-Wish Suffolk County, at the foundation’s 20th Annual “Bouquet of Wishes” spring dinner.

Stony Brook Children's Hospital Honored with Medical Visionary Award

Stony Brook University Newsroom

Stony Brook Children's Hospital was one of three recipients of Make-A-Wish Suffolk County’s first ever Leadership Awards at the 2014 Bouquet of Wishes gala. They were honored with the Medical Visionary Award for their meritorious leadership in advanced and innovative pediatric specialty care.

Dec 15, 2013

Paula wishes for a princess room makeover.

Paula's Story on Long Island Newsday

Long Island Newsday

Paula's princess themed bedroom makeover is featured on Long Island Newsday including a video.

Jun 15, 2013

Jessie becomes a pirate

Long Island Newsday

Jessie and other pirates engaged in a quest for treasure.

Jun 15, 2013

Wish kid Jessie joins the ranks of pirates

Sayville Newsday

Jessie's wish to be a pirate granted

Jun 15, 2013

Jessie's wish to be a pirate

Sayville Patch

Six-year-old Jessie wished to be a pirate

Latest Status Update

  • Just a few days ago, 14 year-old Nicholas from Lake Grove arrived home from his wish to go to Walt Disney World! He and his family truly had a magical time exploring the theme parks, meeting characters and staying at Give Kids The World!!! "We can't thank you enough for everything you gave us," said Janine, Nicholas's mom. "Nicholas had the time of his life."

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  • RT @dmccarthy809: Thank you @MakeAWishSuffCo @MakeAWish @DisneyCruise for making Cassidy wish so magical. #MakeAWish #DisneyCruise #Disney…

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