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Mar 01, 2019

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Girl born with defective heart gets the royal ball of her dreams

Miami Herald

In true ballroom attire, 11-year-old Angelina got the birthday bash of her dreams in Coral Gables. Her fairytale-themed bash — granted by Make-A-Wish Southern Florida chapter — took place at the Biltmore Hotel.

Feb 06, 2019

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2 South Florida boys had their Super Bowl wishes come true


The New England Patriots weren’t the only ones having their Super Bowl wishes granted in Atlanta, 16 children and their families had their dreams come true when the Make-A-Wish Foundation sent them to the big game and two of those kids are from South Florida.

Jan 10, 2019

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Make-A-Wish grants Lake Worth teen's wish for customized golf cart

Channel 5 WPTV

A Lake Worth teenager with a debilitating disease now has a new way to get around town. 15-year-old Zion Turton wished for his own customized golf cart, and Make-A-Wish Southern Florida made it happen.

Dec 14, 2018

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Girl With Cancer Lives Her Dream As A Miami City Ballet Ballerina

Channel 4 CBS Miami

Lucia, who is battling bone cancer, wanted to be a ballerina after seeing a performance of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker in 2017. Her wish came true a year later.

Dec 04, 2018

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Fort Myers Boy Gets His Dirt Bike Wish

Fort Myers News-Press

Thanks to Florida Motorsports and Make-A-Wish, Cole will feel the wind blowing through his hair as he rides the custom-made dirt bike he received on his 8th birthday.

Nov 21, 2018

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A firefighter for a day: Local boy puts on uniform, takes out fire

Channel 10 WTSP

Samuel was sworn in and joined his crewmates at Tampa Fire Rescue during a water rescue training that included putting out a fire.

Nov 18, 2018

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Make-A-Wish Builds Playground for Child With Special Needs

Spectrum Bay News 9

Brock has special needs, so Make-A-Wish built an interactive playground in his backyard to help address those special needs.

Apr 06, 2018

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Wesley Chapel teens wish to go to Paris made reality thanks to Make-A-Wish

ABC Action News

A Wesley Chapel teen who had been battling cancer got her wish granted to go to Paris! Make-A-Wish Southern Florida gave Briana Martinez and her family a week's stay in France.

Apr 01, 2018

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Park Warehouse Donates a Custom Bench for Azriel's Wish

Park Warehouse

A 15-year-old battling brain cancer got the wish of a lifetime with the help from Make-A-Wish Southern Florida and many community partners. Park Warehouse created a custom bench for Azriel's backyard football field.

Mar 26, 2018


Azriel Gets Football Field From Make-A-Wish


Fifteen year old Azriel is living his dream, playing quarterback on his own backyard football field named after him. The Make-A-Wish foundation made his dream come true.

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