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An Insider View of a Wish to go to Australia

marri australia make-a-wish alaska washington
More than two years ago, guest writer Janine L. and the team from Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington granted a wish that celebrated Marri's improving health and continued her quest to see the world - a mission that her medical condition put on hold. Today, Janine will share her insights about granting Marri's wish ... and seeing her thrive after overcoming Hodgkin lymphoma.

Jul 31, 2015

An Insider View of a Wish to go to Australia

marri australia make-a-wish alaska washington
More than two years ago, guest writer Janine L. and the team from Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington granted a wish that celebrated Marri's improving health and continued her quest to see the world - a mission that her medical condition put on hold. Today, Janine will share her insights about granting Marri's wish ... and seeing her thrive after overcoming Hodgkin lymphoma.

Wish Wednesday: Zack Gives Amazing Gift To Make-A-Wish

I was proud to work for Make-A-Wish from day one. It’s a recognized organization with amazing people that does great things. Every day, I am excited to go to work because it is a chance to learn and do something different.

In 35 years, Make-A-Wish has granted over 260,000 wishes with the help of staff and supporters. I know of one former wish kid who has accomplished great things for Make-A-Wish in just three years.

Jul 22, 2015

Wish Wednesday: Zack Gives Amazing Gift To Make-A-Wish

I was proud to work for Make-A-Wish from day one. It’s a recognized organization with amazing people that does great things. Every day, I am excited to go to work because it is a chance to learn and do something different.

In 35 years, Make-A-Wish has granted over 260,000 wishes with the help of staff and supporters. I know of one former wish kid who has accomplished great things for Make-A-Wish in just three years.

A Surprise Unlike Any Other

ESPN Sportscenter "My Wish", WWE, John Cena, Triple H
KJ, a 7-year-old wish kid with a chronic renal condition, walks hand-in-hand with his mom into a local movie theater to catch a morning showing. He enters the theater and notices a surprising lack of people. Every seat he sees is empty … except for one. Sitting by himself is a man who KJ instantly recognizes, but never expected to see in person. It is none other than Paul Levesque, otherwise known as WWE® Superstar Triple H®.

Jul 17, 2015

A Surprise Unlike Any Other

ESPN Sportscenter "My Wish", WWE, John Cena, Triple H
KJ, a 7-year-old wish kid with a chronic renal condition, walks hand-in-hand with his mom into a local movie theater to catch a morning showing. He enters the theater and notices a surprising lack of people. Every seat he sees is empty … except for one. Sitting by himself is a man who KJ instantly recognizes, but never expected to see in person. It is none other than Paul Levesque, otherwise known as WWE® Superstar Triple H®.

Showtime: Wishes on Broadway

For my birthday one year, I saw The Lion King during their national tour. Seeing my favorite Disney movie on stage was completely unforgettable. While I don’t remember every bit of dialogue, I do remember every song lyric and how I felt during and after the show. People around me were crying, and I’m pretty sure I was too.

Broadway is still on my bucket list. New York City is the hub of professional theatre, so a fanatic like myself has to go. But there are three wish kids that have already taken in the wonder of this.

Jul 15, 2015

Showtime: Wishes on Broadway

For my birthday one year, I saw The Lion King during their national tour. Seeing my favorite Disney movie on stage was completely unforgettable. While I don’t remember every bit of dialogue, I do remember every song lyric and how I felt during and after the show. People around me were crying, and I’m pretty sure I was too.

Broadway is still on my bucket list. New York City is the hub of professional theatre, so a fanatic like myself has to go. But there are three wish kids that have already taken in the wonder of this.

Jul 02, 2015

Wish Experience Points Hannah Toward Acting Career

Today’s post is from Hannah S., who had a Make-A-Wish experience that influenced her future by encouraging her to seek a career in acting. She is also set to appear in feature film!

Jul 02, 2015

Wish Experience Points Hannah Toward Acting Career

Today’s post is from Hannah S., who had a Make-A-Wish experience that influenced her future by encouraging her to seek a career in acting. She is also set to appear in feature film!

Wish Wednesday-Honoring Independence Day Through Wishes

Alyssa and Jorge know the meaning of courage. They both have battled serious illness. But in light of everything, they also have done what so many brave men and women have: put on a uniform and served the country.

Jul 01, 2015

Wish Wednesday-Honoring Independence Day Through Wishes

Alyssa and Jorge know the meaning of courage. They both have battled serious illness. But in light of everything, they also have done what so many brave men and women have: put on a uniform and served the country.

Jun 30, 2015

5 Great Wish Kid Smiles

Noella wished for a puppy <em>Photo credit: PICS Photography, Susan McGowan</em>
There’s just something about a child’s smile. And there is no greater reward for any employee or wish granter at Make-A-Wish than to see the smiling face of a wish child who has experienced the hope, strength and joy that a wish can bring them. Read more ...

Jun 30, 2015

5 Great Wish Kid Smiles

Noella wished for a puppy <em>Photo credit: PICS Photography, Susan McGowan</em>
There’s just something about a child’s smile. And there is no greater reward for any employee or wish granter at Make-A-Wish than to see the smiling face of a wish child who has experienced the hope, strength and joy that a wish can bring them. Read more ...

A Look Inside Phoenix Children's Hospital

Game rooms, artwork and dogs all in one place … and all for children. This is a world all its own. It has everything. But for the 250 children that woke up in one of its rooms, it is the world where they try to overcome serious illness. This is Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

Jun 26, 2015

A Look Inside Phoenix Children's Hospital

Game rooms, artwork and dogs all in one place … and all for children. This is a world all its own. It has everything. But for the 250 children that woke up in one of its rooms, it is the world where they try to overcome serious illness. This is Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

Explaining the Mixed Emotions of Make-A-Wish

Lukas with Kangaroo
He's not that sick. This was Teresa's reaction when she found out her son, Lukas, might be eligible for a Make-A-Wish experience. It made her reluctant to refer him for a wish. Then she thought about it a little more.

Jun 19, 2015

Explaining the Mixed Emotions of Make-A-Wish

Lukas with Kangaroo
He's not that sick. This was Teresa's reaction when she found out her son, Lukas, might be eligible for a Make-A-Wish experience. It made her reluctant to refer him for a wish. Then she thought about it a little more.

Wish Wednesday - Revisiting Wonderland

Robin wished to go to Wonderland with Alice <em>photo credit: Henry Alva</em>
“Sometimes I believe in as many as six impossible things before breakfast!”

This is one of my favorite quotes from Alice in Wonderland. Not only because the story is quirky and fun, but because of Wonderland itself. In the story, nothing makes sense. Yet, at the same time, everything makes sense.

Jun 17, 2015

Wish Wednesday - Revisiting Wonderland

Robin wished to go to Wonderland with Alice <em>photo credit: Henry Alva</em>
“Sometimes I believe in as many as six impossible things before breakfast!”

This is one of my favorite quotes from Alice in Wonderland. Not only because the story is quirky and fun, but because of Wonderland itself. In the story, nothing makes sense. Yet, at the same time, everything makes sense.

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