Nearly Two And A Half Million Miles Raised For 'Wishes In Flight - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Nearly Two And A Half Million Miles Raised For 'Wishes In Flight'

SPOKANE, Wash. -

Starting at 5 o'clock in the morning on Friday, volunteers began manning the phones at KHQ to collect donations of unused frequent flyer miles all for "Wishes In Flight."

The campaign by the Make-A-Wish Foundation collects those miles to sends kids from 2 to 18-years-old with life threatening illnesses on a trip of their dreams.

Those trips can give kids a chance to visit places like Disneyland or even meet their favorite athletes, like Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez.

Sending kids and their families on these trips can be expensive, but the nearly 2.5 million miles donated on Friday means even more will be able to go.

Right now in eastern Washington 63 kids are waiting for their wish to come true.  Even though the telethon is over you can still donate to make a wish, just call (509)747-1418.

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