Make-A-Wish

IP Casino donates to local charities

 IP Casino Resort Spa continues its long-standing record of charitable giving, donating a total of $839,000 to local charities and organizations to date in 2021. IP Casino Resort Spa and Boyd Gaming are dedicated to giving back to the communities we…

Make-A-Wish grants local teen’s wish

Today kicked off 12 days of holiday wishes for one brave South Mississippi teen battling cancer. Kaleq and his family received the full Mississippi Aquarium experience and even a few big surprises. They say wishes do come…

Make-A-Wish names nominees for W.I.S.H Society honors

Make-A-Wish Mississippi is proud to announce members of the W.I.S.H. Society of South Mississippi. The W.I.S.H. Society of South Mississippi brings together the community’s most dynamic and inspiring women -- women who believe in making a difference -- and empowers…

Local boy battling leukemia gets wish granted

One little boy from Gulfport is about to have his wildest dreams come true thanks to his school and Make-A-Wish. Sumner Holland turned five-years-old Thursday. The student at St. James Elementary School has been battling leukemia for most of his…

Gulfport Wish "Stellar at Star Wars Premiere"

10 year-old Gulfport, MS Wish Kid, Addisyn Richards’ all-time favorite movie is Star Wars, so Kids Wish Network decided to send her to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Hollywood Movie Premiere!

15th annual Martini Shakedown

It is time to help Make-A-Wish with the 15th annual Martini Shakedown. It’s being described as a ‘can’t-miss event’ that’s bigger and better. This year’s event will include a silent auction, food and some of the best martinis and live…

Make-A-Wish special surprise

Colt Wolfe has been battling cancer for a year and a half now so the Make-A-Wish Foundation wanted to treat him with a special surprise to brighten his day. This afternoon, the Model Train Museum in Gulfport pulled out all…

Make-A-Wish Send Off Party

The Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort and the Make-A-Wish Foundation made another dream come true, this time for a high school athlete. Sixteen-year-old Quantavius Ross Coleman plays basketball for Gulfport High School. He’s battling a tough blood disorder that almost took…

Making dreams come true at IMMS

Today, one little boy’s dream came true at the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies. Meet Antwone McNeil. He is an eight-year-old boy who loves Nike and aquariums. He also happens to have a seizure disorder and is developmentally delayed. Antwone’s…

WXXV Play of the Day: Samantha Bell’s Wish Come True

WXXV Play of the Day goes to 16-year-old Samantha Bell. Diagnosed with leukemia, the Gulfport cheerleader had to give up the sport for treatments, but not tonight, getting to cheer on her boys. More importantly, she’ll be heading to Hawaii,…

Make-A-Wish grants Disney trip

One Gulfport teen is getting the trip of a lifetime to Disney thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Twelve-year-old Leighton Creel has been battling cancer for over a year now. Leighton’s family, friends, and Make-A-Wish volunteers came together for his Wish…

Make-A-Wish Martini Shakedown

Sip on martinis while helping the Make-A-Wish Foundation continue their mission of making dreams come true for Mississippi kids. The Make-A-Wish Martini Shakedown takes place Saturday, July 14th.  The event starts at 7 p.m. at the Beau Rivage Resort and…

Lily’s Disney send-off party for Make-A-Wish

Eight-year-old Lily McCabe received a Disney send-off party since Lily and her family are headed to Disney World thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Lily was fighting cancer and has come a long way, just finishing her chemotherapy. The party was…

Make-A-Wish raffle truck

You can be the owner of a 1936 Ford pickup and it may only cost you ten dollars. Every year, Cruisin’ the Coast raffles off an antique vehicle with all proceeds heading to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. This year’s vehicle is…

Make-A-Wish grants trip overseas

An 18-year-old battling cancer receives the trip overseas she’s been longing for. News 25’s Kendra Turley takes us inside Lauren Hannah’s Make-A-Wish surprise sendoff party at the Half Shell Oyster House in Biloxi. Being diagnosed with cancer is a lifestyle…

Make-A-Wish Send Off Party

Each year, Mississippi's Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of about 100 children battling life-threatening illnesses. Today, one special little girl is seeing her wish come to life. News 25’s Shelby Myers is at Pop’s Pizzeria with more. [mappress mapid="3196"]