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Make-A-Wish

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Accomplish MN: Caleb Swims With Dolphins

Your generosity is already helping kids’ dreams come true. Earlier this year, you helped us raise 18 million airline miles for Make-A-Wish Minnesota.

06/18/2014

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Viewers Donate 15.8 Million Miles To Make-A-Wish

Thanks to our WCCO viewers and listeners, Tuesday’s Accomplish MN Make-a-Wish drive turned out to be a huge success. Our goal was to raise 10 million airline miles for Make-a-Wish Minnesota through your donations. Those miles would help get kids to their dream destination.

03/26/2014

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Wishes In Flight: Kyra’s Story

Meet Kyra. She’s a bubbly 9-year old girl from Apple Valley, with one exception. “Kyra has cystic fibrosis,” said Mark, her dad. “She was diagnosed at 3 months.”

03/25/2014

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7-Year-Old With Life-Threatening Condition Gets Wish Granted

Caleb Pence may not have the bones of a normal 7-year-old, but he does have twice the heart.

03/25/2014

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Make-A-Wish: Tommy’s Family Battles Cancer, Travels To Italy

Once a month on the WCCO Saturday morning show, we’re going to try to bring you the story of a different Make-A-Wish child. This time we’re introducing you to Tommy Costello, a 15-year-old whose cancer diagnosis was just the start of a harrowing year for his family.

10/26/2013

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Delicious Wishes Benefit The Make-A-Wish Foundation

This week, there’s a way for you to try food from some of Minnesota’s best chefs while helping kids with life-threatening medical conditions. It’s called Delicious Wishes.

10/05/2013

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A Family’s Make-A-Wish? For Everyone To Meet Tana

A couple months ago, Matt Brickman and WCCO photographer Carly Danek were asked to work on a project for the Make-A-Wish foundation. The family of a girl named Tana wished for a video of Tana’s friends and classmates talking about what they’ve learned from having her in class.

09/21/2013

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Teen Gets Dream Car From Morrie’s & Make A Wish

Sixteen-year-old Matthew Wood thought he was just taking a look at a collection of classic cars. However, it was just a detour to get to the one that was waiting for him. He knew that a project was in the works through the Make a Wish Foundation to restore his favorite car – a 1968 Dodge Charger. Make a Wish even had to ask Morrie’s Automotive Group for extra help to make a teenage cancer patient’s dream come true.

06/01/2013

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Wolves Bring 1 Lucky Teenager On A Road Trip

If there’s a teenager who deserves a chance to get away for a day or two, it’s 16-year-old Cody Metz of Lakeville.

01/08/2013

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Minn. Boy’s Make-A-Wish Granted, Meets Joe Mauer

It wasn’t the game of baseball being played at Target Field before today’s Twins Game. Instead, an 8-year-old from Lino Lakes with Leukemia asked if he could play video games. That wish – and much more — came true.

05/27/2012

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Make-A-Wish Gives Boy His Hot Tub Dream

A 4-year-old Robbinsdale boy has a disease that keeps him from a lot of things other boys his age can do. But Antonio Eric Lewis’ parents learned recently that he would rather sit in a hot tub than his wheelchair.

05/10/2011

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5-Year-Old Dies On Make-A-Wish Trip To Disney

A 5-year-old northwestern Minnesota boy, born with numerous congenital birth defects, has died on a Make-A-Wish trip to Disney World in Florida.

04/21/2011

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Make-A-Wish Sends Brainerd Boy To Super Bowl

For most football fans, attending a Super Bowl would be a dream come true. But this year, for a Brainerd boy, being around to sit in those seats is a victory in itself.

01/29/2011