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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


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!

Feb 01, 2016

Lopes help send Landon to Walt Disney World.

Grand Canyon University Lopes help send Landon to Walt Disney World

Grand Canyon University

The Grand Canyon baseball team adopted Landon, 10, as an honorary teammate in December 2015. A month later, Landon and the team were reunited at Brazell Stadium, as GCU Baseball helped Make-A-Wish Arizona announce his wish to go to Walt Disney World was coming true.

Jan 08, 2016

Tanner, 8, wished to go on a Star Wars Disney Cruise.

Tanner finds out his wish is granted at Star Wars premiere

FOX 10

Eight-year-old Tanner Blair though he was just going to see the Star Wars premiere, but Make-A-Wish Arizona surprised him with the news his biggest wish is granted! Tanner, a huge Star Wars fan, will be able to meet his favorite characters on his wish to go on a Star Wars Disney Cruise this year.

Dec 21, 2015

Christmas on Comstock, holiday light displays, gilbert arizona

Gilbert neighborhood wins ABC's 'The Great Christmas Light Fight'

AZ Central

Christmas on Comstock, a neighborhood light display near Elliot and Higley roads, beat neighborhoods across the country for best neighborhood light display on ABC's 'The Great Christmas Light Fight.' Christmas on Comstock will be open until New Year's Eve, where visitors can make a donation to Make-A-Wish Arizona. The display operates Monday through Thursday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday through Sunday from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Nov 17, 2015

For every letter to Santa received, Macy's will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish, up to $1 million.

Letters to Santa raise thousands for Make-A-Wish Arizona

Channel 5

For every letter to Santa received, Macy's will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish, up to $1 million.

Oct 14, 2015

Eric, 18, wished to be a t-shirt designer.

Eric wishes to design custom t-shirts


Eric, 18, wished to be a t-shirt designer and visit the CustomInk headquarters.

Sep 24, 2015

Aiden learns at surprise wish reveal that his Disney wish is granted.

Aiden receives surprise Disney wish reveal in local park

Channel 5

Aiden, 9, finds out his wish to go to Walt Disney World is granted after students throw him a wish reveal party.

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Plan your fundraiser for wish kids!

Make-A-Wish Arizona always loves new, creative ways to raise funds for future Arizona wish kids. 

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

Whenever a group or individual is proposing to raise funds for our organization, our national office requires the completion of the Special Event Proposal and Licensing Agreement before you can associate Make-A-Wish with the event, so please contact the chapter to discuss your event idea. 

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