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Aug 07, 2015

Danielle Large

Famed Photographer Grants Wish

It’s not everyday you get to be somebody’s wish. A few months ago, Make-A-Wish called our office. They received a letter from a girl with an inspiring story—Danielle was fighting bone cancer, and her dream was to shoot with Nick at SlickforceStudio. How could anyone say no to this?

Aug 07, 2015

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Softball Tournament Impresses Community

Cheektowaga Courier

Make-A-Wish Western New York has had a long running association with the Shooting Starz charity softball tournament; a tournament that helps to provide wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. Make-A-Wish and Shooting Starz have combined forces for many years to benefit wish children.

Jul 20, 2015

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Graces Wish Shared Worldwide


Bill Hader is the best. There’s no question about it, and because he’s the best, he made one girl’s dream come true by dressing up as a firefighter and pranking her classmates as part of Make-A-Wish.

May 18, 2015

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WNY Teen Wishes to Write Medical Journey in Book


Mariana Maniscalco's personal story is one of hope, determination, and strength. She's sharing her experiences and a positive message in her new book that was published thanks to Make-A-Wish. Maniscalco's health problems began two years ago when she was just 14. She battled what she thought was the flu. It turns out that was just the beginning of a domino effect of issues.

May 18, 2015

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Buffalo Reflects on Wish Wonders

TWC Buffalo

"An Evening Of Wishes" Gala was held to honor the wishes granted in 2014. The night's featured guest was former wish recipient Dallas, whose wish "to put her poetry to music and to record in a professional studio" was granted over five years ago. There were also silent and live auctions, dinner and live music, with all funds raised benefiting the Greater Buffalo community. 146 wishes were granted in 2014 and Make-A-Wish is hoping for a little help to make 2015 as successful.

May 18, 2015

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Wish Journey Celebrated at Rochester Gala

The Leader

Six years ago, Dallas was fighting cancer and had her wish granted by Make-A-Wish. She wanted to be a singer-songwriter and record an album.
Pace recorded a CD of her original songs at the Buffalo studio of the rock band The Goo Goo Dolls. That led to auditions for NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” and opening a concert for Blood Sweat and Tears. Pace is now 18 and has been cancer-free for nearly six years. She was invited to be the honored guest at Make-A-Wish Western New York’s fundraising galas.

Mar 24, 2015

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Wish Child Spreads Inspiration in Give Back Efforts

We are thrilled to announce a new fundraising effort by Wish Alumnus Greg. He has created a custom collectible coin, and will be selling it to benefit wishes! A $20 donation for each coin will directly benefit our chapter, with an overall goal is $8,500. Will you help him sponsor a wish of a child right here in WNY?

"Helping Make-A-Wish makes me feel good knowing I am helping other kids feel as happy as I did the day my wish was granted." ~Greg, who received a Marquis swim spa

Feb 18, 2015

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Let Love In Commercial


Make-A-Wish Western New York was featured in the "Let Love In" commercial during Super Bowl 2015. The commercial features wish children Lauren, Tony, Ajianaye and Annabelle from the Greater Buffalo area.

Dec 29, 2014

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Austins Wish to Meet Buffalo Sabres

Austin wished to meet the Buffalo Sabres and his wish came true on December 20th at First Niagara Center. It included meeting the hockey players, going to the locker room for a special surprise, and dropping the puck on the ice.

Dec 29, 2014

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Macys Believe Inspires Many


A 6-year-old girl from Derby who is battling a rare and aggressive brain tumor had quite an afternoon at the Walden Galleria. Make-A-Wish prepared a grand surprise, complete with her friends and a suitcase ready for a trip to Hawaii, thanks to Macy's and the Believe Campaign.

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