Make-A-Wish Foundation of Oregon

The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
Apr 7, 2014

Leslie's cosplay Wish

Leslie
Leslie's cosplay wish at The Benson Hotel

Leslie has always been a big fan of comicon and anime, but she was never able to fully participate in a convention because she didn’t have any outfits. So when Make-A-Wish asked her wish was, it was no surprise that she wanted a cosplay wardrobe.

On her 14th birthday, Leslie's wish came true in grand style.  A Portland designer created five outfits based on Leslie’s favorite characters.  Members of the comicon and cosplay community came out to celebrate her wish at a party and fashion show at The Benson Hotel.

Leslie loved the outfits and said that she was very happy.

Jan 6, 2014

Eloise's Playhouse Wish

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Eloise_playhouse

When six-year-old Eloise and her family moved into their home in Portland a couple years ago, she and her dad talked about getting a playhouse for the backyard.  However, when she was diagnosed with leukemia, all attention turned to making her healthy again.  So when Make-A-Wish volunteers asked Eloise for her one true wish, it was no surprise that she wished for a playhouse. 

It wasn’t just any playhouse.  Eloise had very specific ideas on what it should include – a loft for her to relax in, a reading nook downstairs and a separate area for arts and crafts.  With such a detailed blueprint, Make-A-Wish needed some experts.  R&H Construction answered the challenge.  They worked with local architect Doug Minarik to come up with a design that would fulfill Eloise’s wish.

“Eloise doesn’t just like it, she loves it!” says her mom, Alison. “It’s good to see the happiness in her.  She deserves it.  She’s over the moon.”  Her dad says it’s perfect for her in every possible way.  That’s because she loves to play make-believe with her little sister, Margot.  Now they have a place of their own to play to their hearts’ content.

Oct 7, 2013

Landin's Lego Wish

Eight-year old Landin has cystic fibrosis. A machine wrapped around his chest each day helps make him feel better.  But what makes Landin happy are Legos.  The building blocks helped him get through all those lengthy and grueling hospital stays.  So when Make-A-Wish asked him what was his one true wish, his answer was simple: to go to LEGOLAND in California.  Landin says his favorite part of the trip was meeting a Master Lego Builder, who made a replica of Landin and his sister Caitlin.  So if you go to LEGOLAND and look for one particular ship, you just might see Lego-sized Landin and Lego-sized Caitlin enjoying their Make-A-Wish trip.

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