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Oct 28, 2016

Wish Kid Auston

Making Wishes Come True In Miami


Last year, Make-A-Wish® South Dakota granted 53 wishes to kids across the state. This year they hope to reach 60. One of those wishes went to a young man who's been waiting years to get his once in a lifetime experience.

Oct 28, 2016

Wish Kid Auston

Dell Rapids boy gets trip of a lifetime, thanks to Make-A-Wish®


Thanks to the NFL and Make-A-Wish® South Dakota, an 11-year-old boy from near Dell Rapids got the experience of a lifetime when his wish came true in Miami, Florida.

Aug 04, 2016

Wish Kid Adam

A Yankton Cancer Survivor Plans Benefit Event For Make-A-Wish®

Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan

A Yankton native is finding a way to give back to a community that has helped him.

Feb 11, 2016

Wish Kid Hunter

Make-A-Wish® fundraiser a chance to 'pay it forward'

The Daily Republic

Hunter Mees has been waiting for an opportunity to give back to the Make-A-Wish® Foundation since he was in seventh grade.

Feb 05, 2016

Maxwell’s Million Dollar Dreams

Sioux Falls event pledges to raise $1 million for Make-A-Wish®


Owners of Maxwell Food Equipment revealed details of a new event that they are planning in Downtown Sioux Falls on May 14, 2016.

Oct 30, 2015

Kelsey Hoffman

As a Make-A-Wish® child, Kelsey Hoffman puts empathy to use in her career

Argus Leader

In the process of fighting her cancer diagnosis, Hoffman became friends with Garth Brooks thanks to a wish granted by Make-A-Wish in March 2000. She was in fifth grade when she got to meet the country star.

Sep 22, 2015

Kinsley and Rebekah

Making A Child's Wish Come True


Rebekah Spader's Wish Gift Concert grants Kinsley's wish to go to Walt Disney World. Rebekah surprised the family whose wish was being granted at the Make-A-Wish® Golf Tournament benefit. In mid-July it was announced that Kinsley is cancer free and the family was overwhelmed when they realized Kinsley's wish will be granted.

The Spader family continues to stay positive through Rebekah's treatment and is focusing on spending quality time together and also giving back to others.

Jul 30, 2015

Rebekah giving her check

Make-A-Wish SD Receives More Than $19000 from Rebekahs Wish Gift Concert


Rebekah Spader's Wish Gift Concert raises $19,000 for Make-A-Wish® South Dakota! Her check was presented on July 20th at the Make-A-Wish Golf Tournament fundraising event. Spader, who received a wish in 2010 for a Rainbow Play System, has a bucket list and one of her goals is to help make another child’s wish come true.

After presenting the check, Spader had the chance to meet Kinsley, 3, and her family from Miller, the family whose wish she will be helping to make come true.

Jul 20, 2015

Luis Gonzalez

Gonzalez Enjoys Giving Back


Throughout his 18 year Major League Baseball career, Luiz Gonzalez has been giving back to the community for many years. Luiz was in Sioux Falls on Monday the 20th at the Make-A-Wish® South Dakota Golf Tournament. He was happy to be able to help raise money to make wishes come true.

Jul 10, 2015

Bikes at Hot Harley Nights

20 Years of Helping Wishes Come True


A 20 year summer tradition still going strong for Make-A-Wish® South Dakota! "I think it brings everybody together. Everybody has a common interest together, so it works out. We all have something together, a common bond that makes it easy to come and talk to anybody out here," Amy Goembel said. That bond is not just through motorcycles. It's through an unwavering need to make a child's dream come true.

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