BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A 28-hour radio-thon is underway to help make wishes come true for kids with life-threatening illnesses.

Longtime Make-A-Wish supporter and local radio legend Larry Norton has come out of retirement to host the radio-thon one last time. All of the money raised stays in Western New York to create special experiences for local children.

Nearly 500 wishes have been granted through the years. So far, Norton has raised $2.9 million for Make-A-Wish Western New York and this year, he's hoping to exceed $3 million. You can call in and make a song request and a donation to help more wishes come true.

"This event has changed my life and it has taught me what life is truly all about. It has taught me to give back and changed my life. It's a wonderful thing to do," said Norton.

"They should call in because Make-A-Wish is a great foundation to collect money and give to the wish kids,a nd it's just amazing! I went to Atlantis and I got to meet the dolphins and swim with them and do fun stuff with them," said Nya Ricks, wish kid.

The radio-thon got underway at 6 a.m. Thursday and last until 10 a.m. Friday.