A Taste of Christmas For Spokane Make-A-Wish Kids - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

A Taste of Christmas For Spokane Make-A-Wish Kids

Posted: Updated:
Make-a-Wish Foundation makes Spokane kids' dreams come true Make-a-Wish Foundation makes Spokane kids' dreams come true
SPOKANE, Wash. -
Many of us are used to our holiday traditions and spending the season with family and friends.

But for some, they'll be spending the holidays in the hospital, caring for loved ones in the fight for their life.

Thursday, Make-A-Wish gave hundreds of Spokane kids the chance to get out of the hospital bed and enjoy the Christmas season.

Nine-year-old Joanna Dominguez was at the 16th Annual Christmas Party at Sacred Heart.

She's been battling leukemia since October 16, 2012.

"Every time it's my dad's birthday it's kind of happy and kind of sad because that's the day they told my parents I had leukemia and it was exactly the day of my dad's birthday," said Dominguez.

Joanna is one of about 200 Spokane Make-A-Wish kids who are getting a little taste of the Christmas season this year.

"They're just experiencing what kids get to do. Making crafts getting glue on their fingers eating cookies and having pizza an it's just a really nice time for them to go 'I'm a kid,'" said Leslie Woodfill, Make-A-Wish Regional Co-Director.

The event was made possible by donations. If you're looking for a way to contribute, the Wishes in Flight telethon is coming up on Thursday, January 22, 2015.  You will be able to call and donate your unused airline miles from 5 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on that day.  Cash donations will also be accepted if people do not have unused airline miles but would still like to help out.

The miles and money used stay in our area and help our area children.
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Coeur d'Alene Police investigating school shooting threat made on Snapchat

    Coeur d'Alene Police investigating school shooting threat made on Snapchat

    Friday, October 19 2018 1:04 AM EDT2018-10-19 05:04:39 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Coeur d'Alene Police are investigating a reported school shooting threat at Coeur d'Alene High School. A spokesperson for the district said that the threat was written on a napkin and shared  on Snapchat. It says: "CHS school shooting 10-19-18. Be ready." Police tell us that while they are still investigating whether the threat is credible, they do not believe the CHS that the note mentions is referring to Coeur d'Alene High School.

    >>

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Coeur d'Alene Police are investigating a reported school shooting threat at Coeur d'Alene High School. A spokesperson for the district said that the threat was written on a napkin and shared  on Snapchat. It says: "CHS school shooting 10-19-18. Be ready." Police tell us that while they are still investigating whether the threat is credible, they do not believe the CHS that the note mentions is referring to Coeur d'Alene High School.

    >>
  • Liberty Lake police locate suspect truck in fatal hit and run

    Liberty Lake police locate suspect truck in fatal hit and run

    Friday, October 19 2018 3:05 PM EDT2018-10-19 19:05:05 GMT

    LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. - Liberty Lake Police are searching for a suspect in a fatal hit and run crash that happened Thursday morning and are asking the public for help. At around 8:15 a.m., Liberty Lake Police and Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to Country Vista Drive and East Mission Avenue for a reported hit and run crash involving a pedestrian.

    >>

    LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. - Liberty Lake Police are searching for a suspect in a fatal hit and run crash that happened Thursday morning and are asking the public for help. At around 8:15 a.m., Liberty Lake Police and Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to Country Vista Drive and East Mission Avenue for a reported hit and run crash involving a pedestrian.

    >>
  • K9 Laslo passes away

    K9 Laslo passes away

    Friday, October 19 2018 9:21 AM EDT2018-10-19 13:21:56 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - After struggling with medical issues recently, retired Spokane County Sheriff's Office K9 Laslo passed away early Friday morning.  "It is with the most heavy heart that I tell you K9 Laslo passed away this morning at 0115hrs," a post on Laslo's Facebook page said Friday morning. "There will be a piece of my heart always missing. To the best partner I ever had, R.I.P." 

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - After struggling with medical issues recently, retired Spokane County Sheriff's Office K9 Laslo passed away early Friday morning.  "It is with the most heavy heart that I tell you K9 Laslo passed away this morning at 0115hrs," a post on Laslo's Facebook page said Friday morning. "There will be a piece of my heart always missing. To the best partner I ever had, R.I.P." 

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Liberty Lake police locate suspect truck in fatal hit and run

    Liberty Lake police locate suspect truck in fatal hit and run

    Friday, October 19 2018 3:05 PM EDT2018-10-19 19:05:05 GMT

    LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. - Liberty Lake Police are searching for a suspect in a fatal hit and run crash that happened Thursday morning and are asking the public for help. At around 8:15 a.m., Liberty Lake Police and Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to Country Vista Drive and East Mission Avenue for a reported hit and run crash involving a pedestrian.

    >>

    LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. - Liberty Lake Police are searching for a suspect in a fatal hit and run crash that happened Thursday morning and are asking the public for help. At around 8:15 a.m., Liberty Lake Police and Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to Country Vista Drive and East Mission Avenue for a reported hit and run crash involving a pedestrian.

    >>
  • Mega Millions jackpot reaches $1B as drawing nears

    Mega Millions jackpot reaches $1B as drawing nears

    Friday, October 19 2018 12:43 PM EDT2018-10-19 16:43:10 GMT

    DES MOINES, Iowa - The Mega Millions jackpot has soared to an estimated $1 billion, as the second-largest lottery prize in U.S. lottery history gets even bigger. Lottery officials increased the grand prize just hours ahead of the Friday night drawing. The prize climbed from $970 million.    Although the jackpot keeps increasing , the odds of winning remain stuck at a miserable one in 302.5 million. 

    >>

    DES MOINES, Iowa - The Mega Millions jackpot has soared to an estimated $1 billion, as the second-largest lottery prize in U.S. lottery history gets even bigger. Lottery officials increased the grand prize just hours ahead of the Friday night drawing. The prize climbed from $970 million.    Although the jackpot keeps increasing , the odds of winning remain stuck at a miserable one in 302.5 million. 

    >>
  • CDA Police: 'No credible threat' to CDA High School; Message originated from east coast

    CDA Police: 'No credible threat' to CDA High School; Message originated from east coast

    Friday, October 19 2018 12:15 PM EDT2018-10-19 16:15:42 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE - Coeur d'Alene Police say the post from social media referring to a school shooting on October 19 at "CHS" is not credible and originally came from the east coast.  A spokesperson for the district said that the threat was written on a napkin and shared on Snapchat with the message: "CHS school shooting 10-19-18. Be ready." 

    >>

    COEUR D'ALENE - Coeur d'Alene Police say the post from social media referring to a school shooting on October 19 at "CHS" is not credible and originally came from the east coast.  A spokesperson for the district said that the threat was written on a napkin and shared on Snapchat with the message: "CHS school shooting 10-19-18. Be ready." 

    >>