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Aug 12, 2014

Michael's wish to have a tree house

Make-A-Wish Celebrates a Milestone

Miami Herald

Make-A-Wish Board Chair Michael Ortega talks about a boy's wish 20 years later, and how it folds into the 30-year history of the chapter.

Aug 08, 2014

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6-year-old cancer patient surprised with wish

NBC 6 Miami

A six-year-old little girl is inspiring everyone she comes in contact with as she fights cancer. But Wednesday, many of those she has inspired gave back to her in a big way.

May 21, 2014

I wish to go to Disney World

Make-A-Wish Reunion 25 Years in the Making

NBC6 Miami

A duo who were joined together through the Make-A-Wish foundation got back together on Wednesday with more milestones on the horizon.

Apr 28, 2014


In Their Own Words - Megan Barreneche

Florida News-Press

In 2003, I was 13 years old and was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. I started chemotherapy just before my freshman year in high school and think one of the hardest things for me as a young girl was losing my hair, it was just unimaginable.

Apr 25, 2014


Focus on South Florida - Make-A-Wish Milestone

CBS 4 Miami - Focus on South Florida

Michael Fernandez, whose wish to have a treehouse was granted in 1994, and Brenda Yester, former Make-A-Wish Southern Florida board chair and current Make-A-Wish America board member, talk about our chapter reaching "30 years of wishes" in "Focus on South Florida" on CBS Miami and My33.

Apr 25, 2014


Seahawks Athletics Grants Young Childs Wish

Northwood University News

After a season of fundraising, the Northwood University's athletic department, in partnership with Make-a-Wish, was able to grant the wish of a young child battling a chronic lung disease.

Apr 24, 2014


Buccaneers Host Make-A-Wish Carnival

Barry University News

The Barry University Athletic Department is set to close out an incredible year in their association with Make-A-Wish with a First Pitch Carnival on Friday, April 25 at Buccaneer Field.

Apr 17, 2014

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4th Annual Walk For Wishes

The News-Press

The 4th Annual Walk for Wishes was held at the recreation fields near Alico Arena on the campus of Florida Gulf Coast University on Saturday, April 5th. Members of the community rallied to support this charitable cause by walking in teams of friends and family.

Mar 16, 2014

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Make-A-Wish Grants Aniyah's Wish


Seven-year-old Aniyah arrived in style to her party, and all eyes were on her. She got all dolled up in a grass skirt and a Hawaiian flower leis as her wish to be a hula girl was granted.

Feb 26, 2014


Annie Ruiz Recognized for Granting Most Wishes


Annie Ruiz's husband Dr. Claudio Ruiz described best what drives his wife as wish granter for Make-A-Wish Southern Florida, which works to help children with life-threatening conditions.

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