Make-A-Wish

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Make-A-Wish Sends Kids On A Flight To The North Pole

Some Minnesota kids took a trip to a place most of us dream about visiting Tuesday night. They didn’t escape winter by heading someplace warm. They hopped a flight to the North Pole!

12/09/2014

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Macy’s Santaland Returns For 52nd Year

Starting Saturday, one of the classic holiday attractions of Minneapolis will be open to the public. Santaland is located on the eight floor of Macy’s downtown store. Denise Cattoor is vice president store manager. “This is the 52nd year of Santaland, and we’re very excited to have this tradition for all of our customers here in the Twin Cities,” Cattoor said.

11/21/2014

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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

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