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Apr 02, 2015


Alex de Armas, a journalist committed to making wishes come true


Alex de Armas is an award-winning journalist who joined WSVN in March 2015 as a morning reporter. She's also a Make-A-Wish Southern Florida volunteer.

Mar 30, 2015

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Visually impaired teen wishes for golf cart


14-year-old Trevor of Coral Springs always enjoyed riding golf carts and now he has his own.

Mar 19, 2015

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Walk Raises $225K to Help Grant Wishes


More than 1,300 walkers and their supporters wound through Markham Park in Sunrise for the recent Make-A-Wish Southern Florida 5K Walk for Wishes, which raised more than $225,000 — the most in the event's six-year history.

Feb 05, 2015

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Achieving Growth Despite Recession

CEO Magazine

Norman Wedderburn, President and CEO of Make-A-Wish Southern Florida discusses how he weathers the world of granting wishes.

Jan 08, 2015

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Backyard transformed into haven for teen battling disease

WPLG Local 10

It's a dream come true for a teenage boy battling a life-threatening disease. His friends can now come over and join him for an afternoon of skating and fun on his very own backyard rink.

Jan 08, 2015

CJ's wish to have an ice hockey rink in his backyard

CJ wished for a hockey rink in his backyard

Miami Herald

Christopher “CJ’’ Thomas George Jr. went to his first Florida Panthers hockey game when he was 9 and immediately wanted to play. But because he had lymphoma, a blood cancer that attacks the immune system, playing was not an option.

Dec 18, 2014

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Holiday Lights Displays Provide Joy and Inspiration

Miami Herald

Created by a North Miami Beach teenager, Nick’s Starlight Spectacular has become a big fundraiser for Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida. In two holiday seasons, he’s raised $19,000 to fulfill the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. That’s enough to make four wishes come true.

Nov 30, 2014

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Meet the Make-A-Wish Dream Team

CBS News

The Make-A-Wish Foundation works to make wishes come true for children across the U.S. facing life-threatening illnesses. Lee Cowan meets members of the "dream team" that makes it all happen, and follows along with some of the children as they set off on their adventures of a lifetime.

Nov 26, 2014


Teen with cystic fibrosis gets wish for dream flute

ABC Good Morning America

With GMA cameras rolling, Elizabeth gets the surprise she's been hoping for - her wish to have her dream flute.

Oct 17, 2014

Levi's wish to have a pontoon boat

Okeechobee Youth Gets His Wish for Better Fishing

Okeechobee The Magazine

Twenty-year-old Okeechobee resident and avid fisherman Levi Lamb, who suffers from life-threatening diseases, asked for and recently received his very own pontoon boat from the Make-A-Wish Foundation so he can visit the best spots directly rather than continue taking his chances from a dock or the shore.

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