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Finding Joy in Emersyn's Last Days of Independence

Emersyn wishes to fly with butterflies
Six months ago, Emersyn could skip. But she can't any longer. As the months go by, she'll also lose her ability to walk. She won't even be able to eat solid food.

May 08, 2015

Finding Joy in Emersyn's Last Days of Independence

Emersyn wishes to fly with butterflies
Six months ago, Emersyn could skip. But she can't any longer. As the months go by, she'll also lose her ability to walk. She won't even be able to eat solid food.

Can a Wish Bring Back Your Confidence?

Madison Modeling Wish
If you’ve ever wondered what Make-A-Wish really does for kids, you need to read these words from Farnaz, who watched her 15-year-old daughter live her wish to have a modeling portfolio:

Feb 27, 2015

Can a Wish Bring Back Your Confidence?

Madison Modeling Wish
If you’ve ever wondered what Make-A-Wish really does for kids, you need to read these words from Farnaz, who watched her 15-year-old daughter live her wish to have a modeling portfolio:

Nickolas' Wish Creates Lifelong Link

nickolas and anthony kim make-a-wish
Today’s Wish Nation post comes from a wish kid whose wish came true five years ago. He wanted to share his story with Wish Nation readers so you can see that a wish lasts far longer than just one day. Enjoy!

Dec 19, 2014

Nickolas' Wish Creates Lifelong Link

nickolas and anthony kim make-a-wish
Today’s Wish Nation post comes from a wish kid whose wish came true five years ago. He wanted to share his story with Wish Nation readers so you can see that a wish lasts far longer than just one day. Enjoy!

A Wish Kid's Courage I Will Remember

Yangzi and his running blade
Now that my internship is coming to an end, I have had a series of thoughts flowing through my head. I loved my internship, and I am more than humbled and grateful to have worked here, but there is one story that will stick with me forever.

Dec 12, 2014

A Wish Kid's Courage I Will Remember

Yangzi and his running blade
Now that my internship is coming to an end, I have had a series of thoughts flowing through my head. I loved my internship, and I am more than humbled and grateful to have worked here, but there is one story that will stick with me forever.

11 Reasons I Am Thankful For Make-A-Wish

Nick as Red Lightning
This holiday season, as you think back over the year for what you are most thankful for, I hope that you will remember all of the wish kids Make-A-Wish has helped throughout the year. I remember second grader Nick, who showed Seattle how to fight crime in his wish to be a superhero. I remember when Austin rode with racer Tommy Johnson Jr. at speeds of over 140 mph. And who could forget when Ranger Gabriel stopped that forest fire in Yellowstone?

Nov 26, 2014

11 Reasons I Am Thankful For Make-A-Wish

Nick as Red Lightning
This holiday season, as you think back over the year for what you are most thankful for, I hope that you will remember all of the wish kids Make-A-Wish has helped throughout the year. I remember second grader Nick, who showed Seattle how to fight crime in his wish to be a superhero. I remember when Austin rode with racer Tommy Johnson Jr. at speeds of over 140 mph. And who could forget when Ranger Gabriel stopped that forest fire in Yellowstone?

More than 20 Years After a Wish

Today's Wish Nation post is a look back at a wish more than 20 years after it came true. Guest writer and wish kid-turned-mom Shawna will show you how her wish helped her cope - and how it continues to be part of her life today.

Oct 10, 2014

More than 20 Years After a Wish

Today's Wish Nation post is a look back at a wish more than 20 years after it came true. Guest writer and wish kid-turned-mom Shawna will show you how her wish helped her cope - and how it continues to be part of her life today.

Random Wish Kid Photo - Gavin Soars Over New Zealand

Gavin soars over New Zealand during his Make-A-Wish experience.
There’s nothing like looking down at the ground from 20,000 feet to gain a little perspective. Except, maybe, hearing a story about a kid’s wish coming true.

Sep 15, 2014

Random Wish Kid Photo - Gavin Soars Over New Zealand

Gavin soars over New Zealand during his Make-A-Wish experience.
There’s nothing like looking down at the ground from 20,000 feet to gain a little perspective. Except, maybe, hearing a story about a kid’s wish coming true.

Through Josiah's Lens: Turning a Wish into an Experience

Josiah shares a great shot with his family.
Josiah leans over the metal bar and focuses his camera lens. A grazing giraffe comes into view. Josiah zooms in. Behind him, professional photographer Ryan Hawk suggests how to frame the photo. The shutter snaps.

Aug 01, 2014

Through Josiah's Lens: Turning a Wish into an Experience

Josiah shares a great shot with his family.
Josiah leans over the metal bar and focuses his camera lens. A grazing giraffe comes into view. Josiah zooms in. Behind him, professional photographer Ryan Hawk suggests how to frame the photo. The shutter snaps.

Hope, Strength and...

Nyiah experiences joy on her Hawaiian adventure
You know those “ah ha” moments? Those moments of clarity, where something makes sense in a way that it didn’t previously. Mine hit me on my day off.

Jul 25, 2014

Hope, Strength and...

Nyiah experiences joy on her Hawaiian adventure
You know those “ah ha” moments? Those moments of clarity, where something makes sense in a way that it didn’t previously. Mine hit me on my day off.

The Ones We Carry - Exploring the Impact of a Wish

Wish kid Jordan at the NFL Pro Bowl
It did not take long to realize that, like myself, many working or interning at Make-A-Wish carry a story or a person with them, one that inspires them to want to work for this organization.

Jul 18, 2014

The Ones We Carry - Exploring the Impact of a Wish

Wish kid Jordan at the NFL Pro Bowl
It did not take long to realize that, like myself, many working or interning at Make-A-Wish carry a story or a person with them, one that inspires them to want to work for this organization.

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