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Meet Future Physician and Wish Kid Alexis - Part Three

Alexis
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month, and we thank our sponsor Bristol-Myers Squibb for its commitment to providing emotional support for cancer patients, like Alexis, whose wish is sponsored by the pharmaceutical company.

Sep 01, 2017

Meet Future Physician and Wish Kid Alexis - Part Three

Alexis
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month, and we thank our sponsor Bristol-Myers Squibb for its commitment to providing emotional support for cancer patients, like Alexis, whose wish is sponsored by the pharmaceutical company.

Meet Future Physician and Wish Kid Alexis - Part Two

Alexis
This week, we continue our blog series with Alexis, 14, who’s wish was to attend Oxford University’s Introduction to Medicine course. She takes us through her two weeks at the university—including a tour of Warner Bros. Studio Tour.

Aug 16, 2017

Meet Future Physician and Wish Kid Alexis - Part Two

Alexis
This week, we continue our blog series with Alexis, 14, who’s wish was to attend Oxford University’s Introduction to Medicine course. She takes us through her two weeks at the university—including a tour of Warner Bros. Studio Tour.

Jul 07, 2017

Wish Kids Through the Ages - Part 3

Arianalynn, Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles, Mo'orea trip
Wish kids have one thing in common no matter what their age: the impact of their wish experience. Whether it is collecting a fancy 1800s wardrobe or traveling to a tropical island, wishes provide a chance to relax and motivation to look forward to a bright future.

Jul 07, 2017

Wish Kids Through the Ages - Part 3

Arianalynn, Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles, Mo'orea trip
Wish kids have one thing in common no matter what their age: the impact of their wish experience. Whether it is collecting a fancy 1800s wardrobe or traveling to a tropical island, wishes provide a chance to relax and motivation to look forward to a bright future.

Meet Future Physician and Wish Kid Alexis

Make-A-Wish, Oxford, Alexis, Bristol-Myers Squibb
In the coming weeks, we’re going to feature blog posts from 14-year-old Alexis. Her wish is to attend the Introduction to Medicine course at Oxford University. She’s going to share thoughts about the wish that is now giving her a glimpse at her future.

Jun 29, 2017

Meet Future Physician and Wish Kid Alexis

Make-A-Wish, Oxford, Alexis, Bristol-Myers Squibb
In the coming weeks, we’re going to feature blog posts from 14-year-old Alexis. Her wish is to attend the Introduction to Medicine course at Oxford University. She’s going to share thoughts about the wish that is now giving her a glimpse at her future.

Jun 21, 2017

“It’s True. It’s All True” – How a Wish Changed a Skeptic’s Mind

Loreen Kelley, Bon Iver, Justin Vernon, Make-A-Wish
I love skeptical minds. They reject glib answers in search of truth. They question, they doubt, they investigate. And if you win a skeptic over? Well, you earn a smart, thoughtful advocate.

Jun 21, 2017

“It’s True. It’s All True” – How a Wish Changed a Skeptic’s Mind

Loreen Kelley, Bon Iver, Justin Vernon, Make-A-Wish
I love skeptical minds. They reject glib answers in search of truth. They question, they doubt, they investigate. And if you win a skeptic over? Well, you earn a smart, thoughtful advocate.

Jun 16, 2017

Stay Strong, Solve the Problem: The Differences in a Dad's Journey

Make-A-Wish Fathers Day
In my past life, prior to working at Make-A-Wish, I worked in online communications for Autism Speaks. As I was exposed to countless parents who were grappling with an autism diagnosis for their child, I noticed an interesting trend: Moms sought each other out; they posted to their Facebook profiles asking for advice. They poured their hearts out to each other, seeking solace in the community of their friends and family. Dads preferred to stand back. They would go online at night (typically after everyone in their household had gone to bed) and do countless hours of research. A new obstacle had presented itself in their life’s plan and it was up to them to solve it. Men are protectors and fixers.

Jun 16, 2017

Stay Strong, Solve the Problem: The Differences in a Dad's Journey

Make-A-Wish Fathers Day
In my past life, prior to working at Make-A-Wish, I worked in online communications for Autism Speaks. As I was exposed to countless parents who were grappling with an autism diagnosis for their child, I noticed an interesting trend: Moms sought each other out; they posted to their Facebook profiles asking for advice. They poured their hearts out to each other, seeking solace in the community of their friends and family. Dads preferred to stand back. They would go online at night (typically after everyone in their household had gone to bed) and do countless hours of research. A new obstacle had presented itself in their life’s plan and it was up to them to solve it. Men are protectors and fixers.

Southwest Airlines Hikes Up Excitement Before a Wish

Jacob, Pro Bowl, Southwest Airlines, San Diego
Air travel is hectic work. Every airport is a complicated ballet of baggage, cargo, aircraft, people and weather. In the middle of all this on-the-job complexity, the Southwest Airlines team in San Diego rallied to be part of a Make-A-Wish experience for Jacob.

Jun 01, 2017

Southwest Airlines Hikes Up Excitement Before a Wish

Jacob, Pro Bowl, Southwest Airlines, San Diego
Air travel is hectic work. Every airport is a complicated ballet of baggage, cargo, aircraft, people and weather. In the middle of all this on-the-job complexity, the Southwest Airlines team in San Diego rallied to be part of a Make-A-Wish experience for Jacob.

Kids Turn to Music to Cope With Serious Illnesses

LaKayla, music video, Make-A-Wish Georgia
In many ways, LaKayla’s song “Fantasy” is like any other pop hit. The music video is professionally produced by Sam Frank Productions and features all the neon colors and cool outfits we’ve come to expect from modern music videos. Plus, the catchy hook will get stuck in your head for days!

May 26, 2017

Kids Turn to Music to Cope With Serious Illnesses

LaKayla, music video, Make-A-Wish Georgia
In many ways, LaKayla’s song “Fantasy” is like any other pop hit. The music video is professionally produced by Sam Frank Productions and features all the neon colors and cool outfits we’ve come to expect from modern music videos. Plus, the catchy hook will get stuck in your head for days!

From the Daily Heaviness to a Spark of Optimism

Henry Rollins, Make-A-Wish, optimism, Nate
“His face is always so clouded and guarded normally ...”

May 12, 2017

From the Daily Heaviness to a Spark of Optimism

Henry Rollins, Make-A-Wish, optimism, Nate
“His face is always so clouded and guarded normally ...”

Apr 21, 2017

Animal Wishes Bring Joy to Wish Kids

Caden, safari, Make-A-Wish Central New York
Six-year-old Alexis knows the happiness that animals can bring when life goes wrong. In her treatments for Wilms tumor, her family’s dog, Paco, always stayed by her side to comfort her. However, when Paco developed cancer, he had to be put down, and Alexis found herself wanting another furry friend in her life.

Apr 21, 2017

Animal Wishes Bring Joy to Wish Kids

Caden, safari, Make-A-Wish Central New York
Six-year-old Alexis knows the happiness that animals can bring when life goes wrong. In her treatments for Wilms tumor, her family’s dog, Paco, always stayed by her side to comfort her. However, when Paco developed cancer, he had to be put down, and Alexis found herself wanting another furry friend in her life.

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