Season of Wishes: 6-year-old receives his very own English bulldog

Let us introduce you to 6-year-old William from Colora, Maryland. He's an avid animal lover, and comes from a loving and tight-knit family. William was comforted by his family dog, an English bulldog named Chase, when he was diagnosed with leukemia.

Chase gave William comfort all throughout his treatment. That why, when Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic came to William to see what wish he wanted granted, William knew exactly what to wish for - his very own English bulldog.

When William received his wish, he named her Molly! Granting wishes like William's helps give children with life-threatening medical conditions something to look forward to aside from doctor's appointments and treatments and enriches the human experience with hope, strength and joy. And now, not only does William have a friend to play with, so does Chase!

FOX 5 DC Cares is our station's campaign to highlight the work of charitable organizations and non-profits in our community. We hope by partnering with these groups, we can help them get their message out and reach their goals.

We are teaming up with Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic for their Season of Wishes campaign. Over the next several weeks, we will be sharing the wonderful work Make-A-Wish does in our area and how you can be part of the magic.

Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic needs your help to make more wishes come true! FOX 5 has partnered with them for this year's Season of Wishes, and there are several ways you can help:

DONATE MONEY: Of course, donations are needed to keep the wishes coming. Click here for a link to make a donation to Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic's Season of Wishes campaign.

DONATE AIRLINE MILES: Wish kids and their families often need transportation to make their wishes come true, and if you've got airline miles to spare, you can help. Click here for more info on how to help!

Note: All donations to Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic stay local!

More information:

Season of Wishes website

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