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Jun 24, 2016

After his wish, Darius finds a new best friend in his black lab, Lucky.

Darius finds a new best friend in his dog, Lucky

FOX 10

At 9-years-old, Darius has a brain tumor. When he found out he could receive a wish, all he wished for was a dog. Now, Darius has found a new best friend is his black lab, Lucky, after he was rescued by the Humane Society.

Apr 19, 2016

Hailey, 14, wishes to eat her way through Italy.

Hailey, 14, wishes to eat her way through Italy

CBS 5

Fourteen-year-old Hailey loves Italian food. But Hailey's love of pasta was taken away two years ago due to complications with her cystic fibrosis. The disorder also attacks her digestive tract, making it a day to day struggle on what she can and can't eat. Hailey, who is now on a 4,000 calorie-a-day diet, can't wait to try all kinds authentic Italian cuisine in Rome, Pompei and Venice!

Apr 06, 2016

Brielle, 3, wished to have a new backyard.

Community gathers to grant Brielle's backyard wish

InMaricopa.com

Brielle, 3, spends all her time at home with only a few exceptions. Diagnosed at birth with a life-threatening cellular disease, Brielle has limited movement and must always take precautions against infection, which is why a backyard play area is the perfect wish for her. Make-A-Wish Arizona and numerous businesses in the city of Maricopa came together to grant wish kid Brielle's one true wish, to have a backyard where it is fun to play.

Apr 06, 2016

2016 Jack in the Box Wish Star campaign raises $100,000

Jack in the Box raises $100,000 for Make-A-Wish Arizona

Business Wire

Thanks to the kindness and generosity of the Arizona community, Jack in the Box raised $100,000 last month for Make-A-Wish Arizona. The funds were raised through the sale of $1 Wish Stars for the third year in a row at more than 160 Jack in the Box restaurants in the Phoenix, Tucson, Lake Havasu City and Flagstaff areas throughout the month of March. The funds raised will grant 10 future wishes for Arizona children facing life-threatening medical conditions.

Apr 06, 2016

Yazy, 15, wished to meet Justin Bieber.

15-year-old Yazy's wish to meet Justin Bieber comes true

FOX 10

To wish kid Yazy, Justin Bieber is not just a musician; he is someone who completely changed her medical journey. Yazy was born blind, and spent many days in and out of the hospital throughout the years due to a genetic disorder. It was during her recent medical concerns that Yazy really found a love for Justin Bieber. His music gave her energy and hope during some of the most difficult times in her diagnosis and treatments, and made her feel better.

Mar 21, 2016

CBS 5 AZ Pay It Forward Airline Miles Drive

Make-A-Wish Arizona raises 5 million miles in one day

CBS 5

Thanks to everyone who donated their airline miles, Make-A-Wish Arizona raised 5 million miles in one day for Arizona wish kids with life-threatening medical conditions during the CBS 5 AZ Pay It Forward Airline Miles Drive on March 15. In Arizona, more than 290 kids each year choose a wish involving air travel, requiring 96 million miles. Once donated, your miles never expire and every mile helps wish kids and their families travel to destinations around the world.

Mar 21, 2016

Brett, 18, wished to meet Mike Trout and the Angels.

Make-A-Wish Arizona reveals Brett, 18, is the 5,000 wish granted in Arizona

AZ Family

Two years ago, Brett started feeling tightness in his chest. His heart swelled to twice its normal size and doctors had to implant a left ventricular assist device. On March 23, 2014, Brett received a heart transplant. His wish - to spend a day hanging out with Mike Trout and his Angels teammates - included one very big surprise. After throwing the first pitch of the game, it was announced that Brett was the 5,000 wish for Make-A-Wish Arizona.

Mar 10, 2016

Lily wished to go to Walt Disney World.

Pre-school surprises Lily with her biggest wish to Walt Disney World

Fox 10

Little princess Lily can't wait to go on her wish after her wish granters and classmates revealed she will be header to Walt Disney World this year! Battling a brain tumor since she was 7 months old, Lily is so excited to visit Walt Disney World with her family.

Mar 01, 2016

Jackson wished to have a new backyard.

Jackson celebrates new backyard and being cancer-free on his birthday

12 News

After being diagnosed with cancer, 5-year-old Jackson wished to have a new backyard of his very own where he could play with his friends and big brother without the worry of getting sick. For Jackson's birthday, his family planned a big party to reveal the finished yard and celebrate two years of Jackson being cancer-free.

Feb 08, 2016

Cameron, 10, wished to go to Walt Disney World.

Fake Tucson school assembly reveals 10-year-old Cameron's wish

KGUN9

Cameron thought he was just going to another school assembly when he discovered 150 of his friends and teachers wearing smiles and holding signs. The exciting wish reveal happened at Cameron's school, Desert Willow Elementary, where faculty coordinated a "fake assembly" to bring everyone together and share the big news - Cameron's wish to go to Walt Disney World will be granted this spring!

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Share with us your plans for a fundraiser to benefit Make-A-Wish Arizona by contacting Erin Mortensen, External Events Manager.

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