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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.

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.

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