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Jul 22, 2020

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Youngest Iowa wish hero kayaks entire Cedar River for Make-A-Wish Iowa


"We were just chatting it up at the house, what would it be like to head down the Cedar River? That'd be pretty cool," Ben said.

Liam saw this as an opportunity to give back.

"My goal is to give a sick kid, a wish," Liam said.

Jun 26, 2020


Children light up Mowery's life -- and she theirs, through Make-A-Wish

The Daily Nonpareil

“It’s unbelievably rewarding to see a child, saying ‘What do you really want to do?’ and then they realize they’re indeed going to go on this fantastic trip or have this fantastic playset in their yard or they’re actually going to get (what they request), after months and months of an awful situation,” Mowery said.

Jun 19, 2020

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Make-A-Wish gets creative in fulfilling wishes during pandemic


Make-A-Wish Iowa has had to get creative with fundraising since they can't hold their big events. So far, online donors have raised enough to grant 10 wishes.

May 27, 2020

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Make-A-Wish Iowa Sending ‘Messages of Hope’

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Dozens of wishes are now postponed due to the public and medical concerns of COVID-19. Amid all the uncertainty and fear, Make-A-Wish Iowa is launching a campaign to spread hope and joy.

Apr 17, 2020

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Make-A-Wish Iowa gets creative to grant 3-year-old's wish


"He has had the worst year and getting it now, especially when we are all stuck at home and need new things to do, it's really nice to get everything now,” said Gabbie Alexander, Forest’s mother.

Mar 12, 2020

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Iowa charities taking action due to Coronavirus outbreak


The gala allows participants to bid on items and it usually raises tens of thousands of dollars for the group. Konig says she is optimistic donations will still be strong even though people won't have an in-person event to go to.

"We're hoping for the best," said Konig.

Mar 11, 2020

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Make-A-Wish® Iowa grants 4,000th wish: Oelwein teen is recipient


At the 17th annual Dubuque Gala Saturday, Make-A-Wish® Iowa announced their 4,000th wish would be fulfilled for Michael. Michael has been battling a life-threatening, rare disease.

Michael's wish? A livestock trailer. This will help him with his passion of showing cattle and will expand the cattle business he has with his brother.

Jan 29, 2020

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Iowa Father Recalls Kobe Bryant Granting Son's Dying Wish

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Diagnosed with a terminal illness Cody and his family reached out to Make-A-Wish Iowa. A request to meet Cody’s idol Kobe Bryant. “It was amazing. It was really amazing for Cody. They flew us down there and gave us a rental car everything,” said Billy.

Jan 17, 2020

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An Iowa teen asked to go to Barrett-Jackson and helped raise $425,000

AZ Central

Will Wade is 13 years old and attending Barrett-Jackson for the first time.

Why? "To see people like me, gearheads, just all over the place," he said.

Wade is attending the collector car auction at WestWorld of Scottsdale as part of his wish with Make-A-Wish, a nonprofit that grants wishes to children between the ages of 2 and 18 who are living with a critical illness.

Dec 30, 2019

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Tonight is last chance to view Jolly Holiday Lights


The beautiful holiday light show that benefits Make-A-Wish wraps up for the season tonight.

It's open from 5:30 to 10:00 at Adventureland Resort in Altoona

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