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Nov 06, 2019

Giving Thanks to Longtime Partner Applebees

applebees
Since 2008, Applebees / T. L. Cannon Companies has been a committed partner of Make-A-Wish, making life-changing wishes possible through annual fundraisers, wish family celebrations in restaurants, and a summer golf tournament in the Greater Rochester region. They have donated close to $1.5 million across their territory and touched hundreds of lives.

Nov 06, 2019

Giving Thanks to Longtime Partner Applebees

applebees
Since 2008, Applebees / T. L. Cannon Companies has been a committed partner of Make-A-Wish, making life-changing wishes possible through annual fundraisers, wish family celebrations in restaurants, and a summer golf tournament in the Greater Rochester region. They have donated close to $1.5 million across their territory and touched hundreds of lives.

Nov 06, 2019

"Having things to be hopeful about changes your whole mindset.” - Peter

Peter then and now
Twelve-year-old Peter stood tentatively at the pool’s edge. He breathed in the warm, fragrant Hawaiian air and looked out over the sparkling water in front of him.

Nov 06, 2019

"Having things to be hopeful about changes your whole mindset.” - Peter

Peter then and now
Twelve-year-old Peter stood tentatively at the pool’s edge. He breathed in the warm, fragrant Hawaiian air and looked out over the sparkling water in front of him.

Nov 06, 2019

"Gillian's wish helped us pivot."

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"On December 15, 2017, my daughter Gillian was diagnosed with osteosarcoma. She was 11 years old.

Nov 06, 2019

"Gillian's wish helped us pivot."

gillian 1
"On December 15, 2017, my daughter Gillian was diagnosed with osteosarcoma. She was 11 years old.

Oct 29, 2019

Mermaid merriment for wish kid Hannah

Mermaid Hannah
When she was sick, Hannah could not soak in the tub. She was not allowed to have her favorite bubble baths where she would pretend to be a mermaid– a tough reality for a creative and imaginative little girl who loves the water.

Oct 29, 2019

Mermaid merriment for wish kid Hannah

Mermaid Hannah
When she was sick, Hannah could not soak in the tub. She was not allowed to have her favorite bubble baths where she would pretend to be a mermaid– a tough reality for a creative and imaginative little girl who loves the water.

Oct 23, 2019

The Future is Bright for Mariana

Mariana
Wish alumna Mariana was 16 when she wished to be an author with a book launch celebration. Now 21 and attending D’Youville College in Buffalo where she is pursuing a degree in English, Mariana is doing well, remains passionate about writing and is a firm believer in the long-term power of a wish.

Oct 23, 2019

The Future is Bright for Mariana

Mariana
Wish alumna Mariana was 16 when she wished to be an author with a book launch celebration. Now 21 and attending D’Youville College in Buffalo where she is pursuing a degree in English, Mariana is doing well, remains passionate about writing and is a firm believer in the long-term power of a wish.

Oct 11, 2019

Make-A-Wish, Something mAAgic Foundation, Send Anatalia on mAAgic Flight

Anatalia
For Anatalia, today was magical, and quite different from most of her days. She lives with a life-threatening calcium deficiency, and her family must be meticulous about her care.

Oct 11, 2019

Make-A-Wish, Something mAAgic Foundation, Send Anatalia on mAAgic Flight

Anatalia
For Anatalia, today was magical, and quite different from most of her days. She lives with a life-threatening calcium deficiency, and her family must be meticulous about her care.

Oct 09, 2019

Noslin's wish to dig for dinosaur bones

Noslin
Nine-year-old Noslin lives with neurofibromatosis and has dealt with more doctors and hospitals than any child should ever have to.

Oct 09, 2019

Noslin's wish to dig for dinosaur bones

Noslin
Nine-year-old Noslin lives with neurofibromatosis and has dealt with more doctors and hospitals than any child should ever have to.

Oct 07, 2019

Wishes Rock!

Wishes Rock Radiothon
The Make-A-Wish Radiothon on 97Rock celebrated 25 remarkable years on September 12-13. The event delivered record-breaking results, bringing in $300,000 to bring hope and healing to countless wish children and their families in Western New York.

Oct 07, 2019

Wishes Rock!

Wishes Rock Radiothon
The Make-A-Wish Radiothon on 97Rock celebrated 25 remarkable years on September 12-13. The event delivered record-breaking results, bringing in $300,000 to bring hope and healing to countless wish children and their families in Western New York.

Oct 07, 2019

Lilly Wished to be a Zookeeper

Lilly
Lilly’s refuge from the rigors of cancer treatment was to get lost in the TV show, “The Zoo,” set at the Bronx Zoo.

Oct 07, 2019

Lilly Wished to be a Zookeeper

Lilly
Lilly’s refuge from the rigors of cancer treatment was to get lost in the TV show, “The Zoo,” set at the Bronx Zoo.

Oct 03, 2019

Palmer is treated like a star at "Mean Girls"

Mean Girls on Broadway
You would never know from meeting happy and outgoing Palmer that she had experienced some extraordinary medical challenges.

Oct 03, 2019

Palmer is treated like a star at "Mean Girls"

Mean Girls on Broadway
You would never know from meeting happy and outgoing Palmer that she had experienced some extraordinary medical challenges.

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