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Aug 24, 2016

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Boy gets pontoon boat wish granted by Make-A-Wish Michigan


Make-A-Wish Michigan granted a wish very appropriate for summer on Tuesday. Brendan has a life-threatening seizure disorder, and had wished for a pontoon boat so he could spend time on one of the many lakes near his home. He and his family picked up that boat Tuesday, Aug. 23, with the help of Lakeside Motor Sports in Mecosta.

Aug 23, 2016

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Make-A-Wish Granted In Mecosta County

9&10 News

A boy, battling Epilepsy, got what could be the surprise of a lifetime. 16-year-old Brendan Allison started getting seizures when he was just two years old. His condition is something the Make-A-Wish Foundation took note of and today they granted his wish in Mecosta County. It's been Brendan's dream to get his very own pontoon boat.

Aug 19, 2016


Comedian Brian Regan fulfills Mason teen's wish

Lansing State Journal

Comedian Brian Regan granted the wish of a Mason High School student Thursday night, performing at his 16th birthday party in front of more than 200 friends and family members. The Make-A-Wish Foundation brought Regan to perform for Luke Granger, a sophomore at Mason High School.

Aug 17, 2016


Make-A-Wish fundraising star, 11, teams up with business for car show

Muskegon Chronicle

A girl who enjoys raising money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the company that paints the charitable organization's race car are teaming up for a special event this weekend.

Car Show for a Cause, scheduled for Saturday, is designed as a way to display many cars ranging from Lowriders to Corvettes to hot rods, while also raising money for Make-A-Wish Michigan, an organization that grants the "wishes" of children who have life-threatening medical conditions.

Aug 17, 2016


Make-A-Wish Michigan builds playground for two brothers


Make-A-Wish Michigan is stepping up to bring joy to two brothers fighting the same, uncommon disease. Crews were out building a one-of-a-kind playground for Ethan and Nolan Kosmerick. Both boys suffer from eosinophilic disorder, which prompts them to travel to the University of Cincinnati every 10 weeks for treatment.

Aug 12, 2016

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Jenison girl on Make-A-Wish trip to Rio: ‘It’s amazing’


A Jenison teenager has had a front row seat to history in the making in Rio. A gymnast herself, Kiley Wiers dreamed of seeing her favorite team compete in the Olympics. Thanks to Make-A-Wish Michigan, she was in Rio with her family as the team took gold.

Aug 09, 2016


Bicyclists cover miles, raise money to make wishes come true


“Wish-a-Mile” is the organization Make-a-Wish’s biggest fundraising bike riding event throughout the year.

For Rob creating Team Taylor was a way to keep his daughter’s legacy alive. “I think about Taylor being so happy. She was dealing with some serious, serious health issues.”

Aug 08, 2016

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Jenison girl gets surprise sendoff for Make-A-Wish trip to Rio


A Jenison girl is on her way to the Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro after a surprise sendoff fit for a gold medalist.

Kiley Wiers, 12, was greeted with cheers as she stepped into the Gerald R. Ford International Airport Monday morning for the trip, made possible by Make-A-Wish Michigan.

Aug 06, 2016


Spring Lake girl named one of Michigan's top volunteers

Grand Haven Tribune

Aubrey Cohoon’s goal to help other people and grant wishes has landed her on the list of Michigan residents being honored for their volunteer efforts. The Michigan Community Service Commission recently announced that Cohoon, 12, has been named as one of 28 winners of the 2016 Governor’s Service Awards. She is receiving the Youth Volunteer of the Year Award.

Aug 03, 2016


Local man battling cancer bikes in fundraiser for Make-A-Wish

The Oxford Leader

Oxford resident Mark Terrian recently joined approximately 900 cyclists for an exhausting and exhilarating event July 28-31, which raised more than $2 million for the granting of wishes for Michigan children who are battling daunting illnesses.

An avid cyclist for the past 12 years, this was Terrian’s first time participating in the 29th Annual Wish-A-Mile Bicycle Tour.

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