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Shaun White's Olympic Spirit Showed Up—Off the Slopes

'Washington Post' reporter explains how snowboarder met 2 cancer survivors

(Newser) - Shaun White may not have medaled in the halfpipe yesterday, but he still "delivered the Olympic moment of his life," writes Mike Wise in the Washington Post . Wise went to Sochi with an angle in mind—he was going to write about how White "had become too... More »

Memphis Grizzlies Draft Sick Boy, 8

NBA team makes Charvis Brewer's dream come true

(Newser) - The Memphis Grizzlies made history over the weekend by drafting the youngest player in NBA history. Charvis Brewer, 8, has cerebral palsy and can't walk on his own, but that didn't stop the Grizzlies from making his dream come true. With the help of the Make-A-Wish foundation, Charvis... More »

7K Strangers to Help Sick Boy, 5, Become Batman

Miles will have a day as 'Batkid' in San Francisco

(Newser) - A 5-year-old boy with leukemia has a wish: He wants to be Batman. So the Make-a-Wish Foundation asked for help from San Francisco residents, and more than 7,000 have signed up so far. They'll help stage a series of stunts on Friday, during which little Miles will get... More »

Dad Nixes Daughter's Make-A-Wish Trip to Disney

He thinks his daughter, 4, doesn't qualify because she beat leukemia

(Newser) - After her final treatment for leukemia, 4-year-old McKenna May of Ohio learned she'd earned a trip to Disney World from the Make-A-Wish Foundation. But even after battling cancer for half her life, she lost out on the trip—because her dad refused to sign off on it, reports the... More »

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