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Power of a Wish Podcast Series

Transformational wishes occur every day. They spark hope and help kids cope with and fight their critical illness. Wishes aren’t just a nice thing.
They are necessary.

The Power of a Wish podcast series features stories from wish kids, family members and all those involved in a wish experience, sharing their personal accounts and reflections.

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THE POWER OF A WISH


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EPISODE THREE: THIS WISH HAS WINGS

 

wish kid Brody

One boy’s unshakeable belief in something impossible brought a community together to make it possible. When 8-year-old Brody, who had been battling a brain tumor, wished for his very own real pet dragon, there was no hesitation. “I wanted to have something that would last me my whole life,” Brody recalled. Together, Make-A-Wish Idaho volunteers, friends and even a toymaker and master puppeteer made the impossible possible for Brody – giving his wish wings. Today, Brody and his pet dragon focus on what lays ahead and the many adventures yet to come.
Learn more about Brody's epic wish and how it gave him hope for the future.


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EPISODE TWO: INSIDE A WISH

 

Grace

When Grace was diagnosed with
leukemia at 2 years old, her stuffed puppy,
a gift from a friend, was a constant companion comforting her through two years of medical treatments and hospitalizations. When Grace decided on her wish, her parents weren’t surprised
she wished to have a real puppy. Today, Grace and her puppy Lucy are forever friends. Lucy has brought joy and peace
to the entire family, and she is a positive reminder of Grace’s wish.
Visit vermont.wish.org to learn more about Grace’s wish.


Aiden

Like his favorite superheroes, Aiden too
lives life with courage and strength.
Battling a critical illness doesn’t deter
him from his wish to be a superhero –
Justice Boy. Together with his sidekick
Agent G – his grandfather – and the Bellevue police department, Justice Boy takes down the infamous Dr. White Winter who is out to freeze the city. The heroic
story ends with a special ceremony,
where the mayor and chief of police recognize Justice Boy with a medal and
a key to the city.
Watch Aiden’s amazing adventure unfold
at akwa.wish.org
.


Abigail

Abigail’s wish was a first-of-its-kind for
Make-A-Wish. When Abigail was 13, she was adopted from a Bulgarian orphanage by her parents Dorcas and Tony. A bittersweet story for Abigail, because she left behind Caroline, her roommate and closest friend at the orphanage. When she was approached for a wish, Abigail asked her parents for their blessing to adopt Caroline. After two years and lots of support from the community, Abigail’s wish came true – the two friends were united – and a family is finally complete.
Visit ntx.wish.org to learn more about Abigail’s wish.


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EPISODE ONE: BEFORE AND AFTER A WISH


Wish kid Josh during his 1995 wish

Josh Sundquist is a best-selling author, motivational speaker and American Paralympian. When Josh was 9 years old, he was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer, Ewing sarcoma. Soon after, doctors would amputate his leg. With dreams of becoming an animator, Josh’s wish was to meet animator Broose Johnson, who also happened to be a double amputee, and tour his animation studio. Thanks to Make-A-Wish, Josh’s wish came true. His transformational experience is captured in the first episode of The Power of a Wish podcast series.
Learn more about Josh at joshsundquist.com.