Coast to Coast: Make-A-Wish Grants Wishes in Every State

Coast to Coast: Make-A-Wish Grants Wishes in Every State

Mary, an 11-year-old with mucolipidosis, wished to be a horse trainer. (Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana)

Cassandra, a 3-year-old with leukemia, wished to be a ballerina. (Make-A-Wish(R) North Texas)

Kodiak, a 10-year-old with bone lymphoma, wished to see BIG snow, which took him all the way to Mt. Rainier in Washington. (Make-A-Wish(R) San Diego)

Robin, a 10-year-old with a brain tumor, wished to go to Wonderland from Alice in Wonderland. (Make-A-Wish® Alaska and Washington)

Jenna, a 16-year-old with a brain tumor, wished to write and publish a book about her experience with cancer. (Make-A-Wish® Colorado)

Makenzie, a 4-year-old with leukemia, wished to be a racecar driver. (Make-A-Wish® Georgia)

Skyler, a 7-year-old with leukemia, wished to go to Hawaii. (Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic)

John, an 18-year-old with a life-threatening seizure disorder, wished to be a train conductor. (Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island)

Monday, July 20, 2015 - 7:45pm

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Since its founding, Make-A-Wish® has granted more than 254,000 wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions. Last year alone, the organization granted more than 14,200 wishes. Behind those numbers are children who have a powerful connection to their particular wish and chapters that work tirelessly to make the wishes happen. What people may not realize is that Make-A-Wish is composed of 61 individual chapters that serve every community in the United States and its territories. The chapter structure allows each wish to receive individualized care and attention and allows the wish granters to craft an unforgettable wish experience. For a closer look at some of the life-changing wishes being granted every year, click through the photo gallery that showcases eight wishes from across the country. To learn more about Make-A-Wish, visit