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Mar 31, 2016

Leland wished to go to Wrestlemania

Coos Bay teen's wish comes true with trip to WrestleMania 32


18-year-old Leland always dreamed of one thing - watching his favorite wrestling stars battle it out at WrestleMania. Now, Make-A-Wish Oregon is making that dream a reality.

Mar 09, 2016

Ella, 12, cruise

Teen gives back to organization that helped her through challenging time


How 13-year-old Ella is giving back to Make-A-Wish Oregon in a big way, and she hopes others will join her.

Feb 19, 2016

Jam the Dam 2016, Beaverton High School

Winners all around at Beaverton's Jam the Dam

Beaverton Valley Times

Beaverton High School marks 14 years of granting wishes by celebrating with 5-year-old Elijah at Friday's Jam the Dam game.

Feb 17, 2016

Wish mom and volunteer Celina

How a wish mom became a volunteer


Celina Ziolowski talks about how Make-A-Wish helped her son and family, and why she became a volunteer wish granter.

Dec 11, 2015

Katie, 11, Vancouver, Hawaii

A scavenger hunt to celebrate National Believe Day


Make-A-Wish Oregon and Macy's help Katie, 11, prepare for her wish trip to Hawaii with a special scavenger hunt on National Believe Day. KGW's award-winning photojournalist, Kurt Austin, shows us the many surprises that await Katie with each clue.

Nov 30, 2015

Trystan, 18, Portland, Hawaii

"He's my miracle child."


By the time Trystan became a teenager, he already had three heart surgeries and countless procedures. His mom calls him her miracle child. Soon, his wish to go to Hawaii will come true. KATU-TV was there as he and his family celebrated the wish and talked about what he looks forward to the most about the trip.

Sep 17, 2015

Marshall, 12, service dog

A boy and his dog

Lake Oswego Review

Rocky isn't just another cute, furry face. He'll eventually help Marshall get around. Read about Marshall's wish for a service dog.

Jul 16, 2015

Jesse, 17, Springfield, Online shopping

Teen uses wish to give back to others

KPTV Fox 12

Jesse wanted to have an online shopping spree to buy things for his family and the kids at his hospital. Read about how his wish inspired others to give.

Jul 06, 2015

Ronald, 15, Tillamook, DW

Ronald's Stormtrooper Send-off Party

Tillamook Headlight Herald

Make-A-Wish sends Tillamook teen on vacation to Florida with a party fit for a Star Wars fan.

Apr 13, 2015

Elena's room makeover reveal

More than she expected


Sixteen-year-old Elena drew in a breath as she walked into her new room. When asked if this is what she wanted, she replied, "no, this is prettier." KUNP Univision shows us what it took to create Elena's dream room.

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