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Jul 26, 2018


800 People Participate in Make-A-Wish Bike Tour Journey Across the State

MI News 26

About 800 Cyclists are expected to raise nearly 2.5 million dollars to help grant wishes for Michigan kinds during a Make-A-wish annual Bicycle tour starting in Traverse City.

Jul 18, 2018


After son's leukemia diagnosis, father bikes to grant wishes

Click on Detroit

After son's leukemia diagnosis, Michigan father bikes 300 miles to grant wishes.

Jul 11, 2018

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Teen Thomas Stephenson Was a Senator for a Day

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When Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic reached out to grant a wish for 18-year-old Thomas Stephenson of Greenville, Michigan, he asked to be a senator for a day. On Tuesday, July 10, that wish was granted as he joined Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) for a day at the Capitol, Roll Call reported.

Jul 11, 2018

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Michigan Make-A-Wish recipient is U.S. Senator for a day

Michigan News

Thomas Stephenson of Greenville has been passionate about politics for most of his life. On Tuesday, he was able to take that passion directly to Congress.

Stephenson, 18, has a congenital cardiac condition. Through the Make-A-Wish Foundation, he was given the opportunity to be "U.S. Senator for a day," accompanying Michigan U.S. Sen. Gary Peters to meetings and on the Senate floor.

Jul 10, 2018

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Make-A-Wish helps Michigan boy become 'Senator for a Day'

Thomas Stephenson's wish was to be a Senator, thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Senator Gary Peters' Office it became a reality.

Stephenson, a young man from Greenville, spent the day as a "Senator for a Day" with Senator Peters going to meetings, briefings, press interviews and even spent some time on the Senate Floor.

Jul 10, 2018

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Michigan senator helps teen's Make-A-Wish dream come true

Detroit Free Press

WASHINGTON – It turns out not everyone reviles Congress: Some people actually dream of being there.

On Tuesday, 18-year-old Tom Stephenson of Greenville — who has been diagnosed with a congenital heart condition — got to shadow U.S. Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., courtesy of the Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic organization, which helps children with critical conditions see their wishes come true.

In name, at least, he got to be "senator for a day."

Jul 10, 2018

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ONE-GOOD-THING One Good Thing: Make-A-Wish goes to Washington

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WASHINGTON - We all know the good work the Make-A-Wish Foundation does. That work was made all the better by a sitting U.S. Senator who welcomed a young local man to Washington.

Sen.Gary Peters (D-MI) hosted Thomas Stephenson of Greenville. The 18-year-old was diagnosed with a congenital heart condition, but that has in no way stopped his passion for politics. He wanted to have a first-hand look at how Washington works. Make-A-Wish reached out to Peters and they made it happen.

Jul 10, 2018


1,000 cyclists participate in bicycle tour for Make-A-Wish® Michigan

Fox 47 News

About 1,000 cyclists are expected to raise $2.55 million to help grant wishes for Michigan kids during Make-A-Wish® Michigan’s 31st annual Wish-A-Mile® Bicycle Tour (WAM) July 26-29, 2018.

Nearly 800 riders will travel across Michigan during the three-day WAM 300 tour, which covers 300 miles of Michigan countryside. On July 26, 2018, riders will be transported by bus from the EATON Proving Grounds in Marshall, Mich. to Traverse City.

Jun 12, 2018

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Dream Team celebrates reaching Make-A-Wish Michigan goal

FOX 17

The Dream Team's 35 members raised money to help grant local wishes and reached their $25,000 goal.

Jun 10, 2018


Cyclists in Lawton brave the downpour for Make-A-Wish Michigan

Cyclists in Lawton, Michigan fought through the sporadic rain showers to compete in the Race For Wishes, which benefits the Make-A-Wish Michigan.

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