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Mar 10, 2018


Aumsville community comes together to fulfill wish of 3-year-old


Three-year-old Penelope loves everything pink. But what she might love even more are horses, and her wish was to have a pony.

Feb 24, 2018




A Portland girl got a big surprise Friday when her wish for a puppy came true, thanks to Make-A-Wish Oregon. The nonprofit worked with PetSmart and PuppySpot to provide 9-year-old Mia with 12-week-old Rocky, a Boston Terrier.

Oct 10, 2017

Hailey, 9, Beaverton, service dog

For Hailey, Goldendoodle pup is more than a pet

Beaverton Valley Times

For Hailey, the Goldendoodle pup she received from Make-A-Wish Oregon is more than a pet. It's a lifeline. "It's a blessing, for sure, to have Rey," said her dad. "Now help is just a bark away." Read about how Rey is already transforming Hailey's life.

Sep 27, 2017

Saul, 18, Hillsboro, college scholarship

Saul uses Make-A-Wish scholarship to pursue dream


When Saul was diagnosed with cancer right before his senior year in high school, he spent a lot of time in the hospital and witnessed other kids battling their illnesses. That’s when he knew that being a doctor was his calling. Now 18 and headed to college, he says his wish to have a college scholarship will help give him the opportunity he needs to succeed.

Sep 22, 2017

Derrick, 5, Portland, I wish to be a Timbers player

Timbers sign Derrick as youngest goalie


Portland Timbers' sign youngest goalie ever: 5-year-old Derrick from Make-A-Wish Oregon. Read about how much this one-game contract means to him and his family.

Jul 03, 2017

Nathan, 19, Ridgefield, perform concert with friend

Nathan's wish to perform in a concert comes true


Hundreds gathered at Portland's Crystal Ballroom to celebrate and help grant Nathan's wish to perform in a concert with his best friend in front of a large audience.

Jan 26, 2017

Trey, 17, Oregon City, Chicago Bulls

Trey Becomes Chicago Bulls for Day


17-year-old Trey's NBA dream comes true when he signed a 1-day contract with the Chicago Bulls. KGW-TV explains how his wish became a part of his road to recovery.

Sep 29, 2016

Ella, 12, Sherwood, turf backyard

Ella's year-round playground

Sherwood Gazette

Make-A-Wish volunteers turn Ella's backyard into a year-round playground. Read about how her wish for a turf backyard will make a big difference in her life.

Aug 06, 2016

Wren, 10, Portland, therapy swim spa

Wren's Wish Day


Make-A-Wish grants little girl's wish for a swim spa; Mayor proclaims Mermaid Day in her honor

Jul 01, 2016

Greta, 3, Hillsboro, playhouse

Toddler who beat cancer gets backyard bakery


3-year-old Greta is serving up the sweetest cupcakes in town from her brand new backyard bakery.

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