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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.

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.

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