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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.

Apr 06, 2016

Brielle, 3, wished to have a new backyard.

Community gathers to grant Brielle's backyard wish

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.

Mar 21, 2016

CBS 5 AZ Pay It Forward Airline Miles Drive

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


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


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.

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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 Brenna Stewart, Development and Event 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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