Wish Nation

Wish Kid Defies Odds and Defines Life on His Terms

Sam is no stranger to the hard road. Born with a serious heart condition, Sam has spent his life battling illness and proving people wrong. Most of all, Sam refuses to let anything get in the way of his active status as a hockey player.

Apr 23, 2014

Wish Kid Defies Odds and Defines Life on His Terms

Sam is no stranger to the hard road. Born with a serious heart condition, Sam has spent his life battling illness and proving people wrong. Most of all, Sam refuses to let anything get in the way of his active status as a hockey player.

Make-A-Wish Remembers Kevin Sharp

Kevin Sharp lived his wish and went on to do even more.
The world knew Kevin Sharp as a country star. Make-A-Wish knew him as a wish kid. And I knew Kevin as a genuine, reflective human being who made the world better.

Apr 21, 2014

Make-A-Wish Remembers Kevin Sharp

Kevin Sharp lived his wish and went on to do even more.
The world knew Kevin Sharp as a country star. Make-A-Wish knew him as a wish kid. And I knew Kevin as a genuine, reflective human being who made the world better.

Behind the Scenes of a Make-A-Wish Commercial

The Wishes In Flight commercial lasts just 30 seconds. Behind that half-minute of screen time, though, there’s more than nine hours of shooting and months of planning.

Apr 16, 2014

Behind the Scenes of a Make-A-Wish Commercial

The Wishes In Flight commercial lasts just 30 seconds. Behind that half-minute of screen time, though, there’s more than nine hours of shooting and months of planning.

Part 2 - Wish Kid Shares Her Journey to Antarctica

Last week, Alexandra invited us to join her for the first phase of her wish trip - a voyage to Antarctica. Today, she wraps the experience up for us.

Apr 09, 2014

Part 2 - Wish Kid Shares Her Journey to Antarctica

Last week, Alexandra invited us to join her for the first phase of her wish trip - a voyage to Antarctica. Today, she wraps the experience up for us.

Volunteering: The Backbone of Wish Granting

South Carolina, Hugh O'Neill, Indomitable Spirit, Volunteers, Peter, Piano
In granting wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions, Make-A-Wish® is thankful for the generosity of donors and medical professionals who support our vision to make every eligible child’s wish come true. One invaluable area of generosity that we rely on annually is the amount of time, attention and dedication more than 25,000 volunteers give to fulfill our mission. These are the individuals who do the legwork to make each child’s wish come true.

Apr 08, 2014

Volunteering: The Backbone of Wish Granting

South Carolina, Hugh O'Neill, Indomitable Spirit, Volunteers, Peter, Piano
In granting wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions, Make-A-Wish® is thankful for the generosity of donors and medical professionals who support our vision to make every eligible child’s wish come true. One invaluable area of generosity that we rely on annually is the amount of time, attention and dedication more than 25,000 volunteers give to fulfill our mission. These are the individuals who do the legwork to make each child’s wish come true.

Wish Kid Shares Her Journey to Antarctica

When the Wish Nation team heard about a wish kid who visited Antarctica, we knew this was a story we had to share. Alexandra, 15, created this blog post to give us all an insider’s view of one of the world’s most-remote locations … and to connect us with what a wish can do for the kids we serve. This is Part One – stand by for Part Two next week. And be sure to check out the Wishes In Flight® video!

Apr 02, 2014

Wish Kid Shares Her Journey to Antarctica

When the Wish Nation team heard about a wish kid who visited Antarctica, we knew this was a story we had to share. Alexandra, 15, created this blog post to give us all an insider’s view of one of the world’s most-remote locations … and to connect us with what a wish can do for the kids we serve. This is Part One – stand by for Part Two next week. And be sure to check out the Wishes In Flight® video!

Random Wish Kid Photo - Jamesia Goes on a Shopping Spree

Jamesia shopping spree Mississippi
Timing is everything, especially when you have a camera in your hand. Lose your concentration or fumble with the settings for even just a split second, and you can miss a perfect moment in time. It will pass with only our memory to preserve it.

Mar 27, 2014

Random Wish Kid Photo - Jamesia Goes on a Shopping Spree

Jamesia shopping spree Mississippi
Timing is everything, especially when you have a camera in your hand. Lose your concentration or fumble with the settings for even just a split second, and you can miss a perfect moment in time. It will pass with only our memory to preserve it.

Wish Kid Makes the Perfect Police Officer

Before I joined Make-A-Wish, I spent several years as a news reporter. I often covered breaking news – which meant spending a lot of time with law officers.

Mar 19, 2014

Wish Kid Makes the Perfect Police Officer

Before I joined Make-A-Wish, I spent several years as a news reporter. I often covered breaking news – which meant spending a lot of time with law officers.

Random Wish Kid Photo of the Day – Ethan and the Stingray

Royal Caribbean, Oklahoma, Ethan, I wish to go, stingray
Today, Wish Nation introduces something new … our Random Wish Kid Photo of the Day. We just run into photos now and then that tell you everything on their own.

Mar 14, 2014

Random Wish Kid Photo of the Day – Ethan and the Stingray

Royal Caribbean, Oklahoma, Ethan, I wish to go, stingray
Today, Wish Nation introduces something new … our Random Wish Kid Photo of the Day. We just run into photos now and then that tell you everything on their own.

Mar 12, 2014

Finding Proof in the Importance of a Wish

Maine, skiing, impact, Adam, I am a wish kid
When I accepted the position at Make-A-Wish Maine, I knew I found the right place for me. Since college, I’ve worked in development and was thrilled to join an organization like Make-A-Wish because it was getting to the heart of why I wanted to work in the nonprofit world: to make a difference I could feel.

Mar 12, 2014

Finding Proof in the Importance of a Wish

Maine, skiing, impact, Adam, I am a wish kid
When I accepted the position at Make-A-Wish Maine, I knew I found the right place for me. Since college, I’ve worked in development and was thrilled to join an organization like Make-A-Wish because it was getting to the heart of why I wanted to work in the nonprofit world: to make a difference I could feel.

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Wish Nation gives you a behind-the-scenes look at Make-A-Wish®. See how wishes come together and how they change lives forever. Hear directly from those who work or volunteer here, or those who have been transformed by a wish. And learn why we are so committed to someday granting the wish of every eligible child, every year.

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