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Disabled Promposals – An Insider Perspective

disabled promposal
I’ve heard of promposals – the elaborate, sometimes pricey and very, very public schemes for asking someone to prom – but didn’t really think much about them. My prom days are long behind me, fortunately! For seriously ill kids, though, prom can still mean a lot.

May 13, 2016

Disabled Promposals – An Insider Perspective

disabled promposal
I’ve heard of promposals – the elaborate, sometimes pricey and very, very public schemes for asking someone to prom – but didn’t really think much about them. My prom days are long behind me, fortunately! For seriously ill kids, though, prom can still mean a lot.

Choosing Brave

Choosing Brave
Jessica Lindberg is the mother of four sons. Her oldest, Ethan, was born with a heart defect and passed away in June of 2012. Her youngest, Bodey, was just diagnosed with congenital muscular dystrophy. In her first guest post for Wish Nation, she writes about the loneliness of parenting special needs kids and what helps her hold her head high.

Apr 29, 2016

Choosing Brave

Choosing Brave
Jessica Lindberg is the mother of four sons. Her oldest, Ethan, was born with a heart defect and passed away in June of 2012. Her youngest, Bodey, was just diagnosed with congenital muscular dystrophy. In her first guest post for Wish Nation, she writes about the loneliness of parenting special needs kids and what helps her hold her head high.

Beyond the Bucks: 4 Ways to Grant Wishes

beyond the bucks
It was junior year of high school and I needed more community service hours for the National Honors Society. As usual, the options were limited to half-baked events like setting up a Halloween festival or convincing my Spanish teacher to let me clean her room during lunch.

Apr 15, 2016

Beyond the Bucks: 4 Ways to Grant Wishes

beyond the bucks
It was junior year of high school and I needed more community service hours for the National Honors Society. As usual, the options were limited to half-baked events like setting up a Halloween festival or convincing my Spanish teacher to let me clean her room during lunch.

Random Wish Kid Photo: Jillian Welcomes Her New Puppy

Jillian Puppy Wish
It's difficult not to use the word 'adorable' when you see this picture of Jillian. I came across it after researching wishes and was struck by how happy she seemed. But as with all wish kids, a photo can never sum up the steps it has taken them to get to the point of celebration and smiles.

Apr 01, 2016

Random Wish Kid Photo: Jillian Welcomes Her New Puppy

Jillian Puppy Wish
It's difficult not to use the word 'adorable' when you see this picture of Jillian. I came across it after researching wishes and was struck by how happy she seemed. But as with all wish kids, a photo can never sum up the steps it has taken them to get to the point of celebration and smiles.

Common Questions About Wishes

Rebecca Allen Photography, amelia, take care of the world
When I tell someone I work at Make-A-Wish, one of the most-common questions is “how do wishes get granted?”. Honestly, I knew on paper what the journey looked like, but I finally experienced it.

Mar 11, 2016

Common Questions About Wishes

Rebecca Allen Photography, amelia, take care of the world
When I tell someone I work at Make-A-Wish, one of the most-common questions is “how do wishes get granted?”. Honestly, I knew on paper what the journey looked like, but I finally experienced it.

Perspectives on Marriage with Chronically Ill Children

Marriage
Marriage is already a complicated and often tense subject. Add into that the stresses of caring for a child with a life-threatening illness. This week for our community question, we asked how parents have made it through these circumstances with or without divorce and their advice to others.

Mar 09, 2016

Perspectives on Marriage with Chronically Ill Children

Marriage
Marriage is already a complicated and often tense subject. Add into that the stresses of caring for a child with a life-threatening illness. This week for our community question, we asked how parents have made it through these circumstances with or without divorce and their advice to others.

Glimpse Into a Wish with Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines, Give Wishes Wings, Kelly, Daniel
Sometimes, it’s the small details. It’s the little moments that add up to something that’s unforgettable.

Mar 04, 2016

Glimpse Into a Wish with Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines, Give Wishes Wings, Kelly, Daniel
Sometimes, it’s the small details. It’s the little moments that add up to something that’s unforgettable.

Beginning Chemotherapy Treatment: Expectations and Realities

Chemotherapy Treatment
Overcoming a serious illnesses is a venture into the unknown. What will the consequences be? What will the doctors say? What unexpected difficulties will come up? This week, we're turning to parents and wish kids to share their advice. This is Part 1 of our series, with Part 2 to follow Friday.

Feb 17, 2016

Beginning Chemotherapy Treatment: Expectations and Realities

Chemotherapy Treatment
Overcoming a serious illnesses is a venture into the unknown. What will the consequences be? What will the doctors say? What unexpected difficulties will come up? This week, we're turning to parents and wish kids to share their advice. This is Part 1 of our series, with Part 2 to follow Friday.

Looking Back at My GRAMMY Awards Wish

kellie grammy awards make-a-wish
My name is Kellie. I am 22 years old, and I was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy when I was 3 years old. I get around using a power wheelchair, but it’s never stopped me from living my life to the best of my abilities.

Feb 08, 2016

Looking Back at My GRAMMY Awards Wish

kellie grammy awards make-a-wish
My name is Kellie. I am 22 years old, and I was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy when I was 3 years old. I get around using a power wheelchair, but it’s never stopped me from living my life to the best of my abilities.

Random Wish Kid Photo: Braxton's Last Day of Chemo

Braxton Wish Kid
Every so often, I come across a photo of a wish kid that makes me re-consider my perspective on the wish granting process and what it means to be involved with Make-A-Wish. In this picture, wish kid Braxton smiles about a significant milestone in his 6 years of life. He's gotten through chemotherapy and is about to go on a wish trip to his favorite theme park. But there is always more to the story.

Jan 21, 2016

Random Wish Kid Photo: Braxton's Last Day of Chemo

Braxton Wish Kid
Every so often, I come across a photo of a wish kid that makes me re-consider my perspective on the wish granting process and what it means to be involved with Make-A-Wish. In this picture, wish kid Braxton smiles about a significant milestone in his 6 years of life. He's gotten through chemotherapy and is about to go on a wish trip to his favorite theme park. But there is always more to the story.

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