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Hope, Strength and...

Nyiah experiences joy on her Hawaiian adventure
You know those “ah ha” moments? Those moments of clarity, where something makes sense in a way that it didn’t previously. Mine hit me on my day off.

Jul 25, 2014

Hope, Strength and...

Nyiah experiences joy on her Hawaiian adventure
You know those “ah ha” moments? Those moments of clarity, where something makes sense in a way that it didn’t previously. Mine hit me on my day off.

Wish Wednesday - When a Wish Becomes a Career

Amanda showcases her work at a solo exhibit
Every wish leaves an impact – some offer an escape from the fear of illness, others see a child through treatments and into recovery. But every now and then, wishes take kids all the way to their dream careers.

Jul 23, 2014

Wish Wednesday - When a Wish Becomes a Career

Amanda showcases her work at a solo exhibit
Every wish leaves an impact – some offer an escape from the fear of illness, others see a child through treatments and into recovery. But every now and then, wishes take kids all the way to their dream careers.

University of Michigan Gets a Recruit Unlike Any Other

ESPN My Wish Make-A-Wish
University of Michigan super fan Stephen has passionately supported the maize and blue his entire life (literally…he was brought home from the hospital wearing UM apparel). His wish to experience a “mock recruiting trip” allowed him to visit Ann Arbor as a highly touted Wolverine recruit, and in the process, temporarily forget about his battle with leukemia.

Jul 21, 2014

University of Michigan Gets a Recruit Unlike Any Other

ESPN My Wish Make-A-Wish
University of Michigan super fan Stephen has passionately supported the maize and blue his entire life (literally…he was brought home from the hospital wearing UM apparel). His wish to experience a “mock recruiting trip” allowed him to visit Ann Arbor as a highly touted Wolverine recruit, and in the process, temporarily forget about his battle with leukemia.

The Ones We Carry - Exploring the Impact of a Wish

Wish kid Jordan at the NFL Pro Bowl
It did not take long to realize that, like myself, many working or interning at Make-A-Wish carry a story or a person with them, one that inspires them to want to work for this organization.

Jul 18, 2014

The Ones We Carry - Exploring the Impact of a Wish

Wish kid Jordan at the NFL Pro Bowl
It did not take long to realize that, like myself, many working or interning at Make-A-Wish carry a story or a person with them, one that inspires them to want to work for this organization.

Behind the Scenes: An Inside Look at the 9th Annual ESPN “My Wish” Series

Behind the scenes ESPN My Wish
A jungle of multi-colored wires snake through a living room previously occupied by only furniture and family photos. The complexity of the scene is illuminated by strategically placed overhead lights. Surrounding the area are high-powered video cameras primed to beautifully capture all of the sights and sounds. In the center of the scene, there is an opening – free from all of the chords and equipment that border it. And in that opening are two folding chairs: one occupied by a wish mom and the other occupied by award winning, world renowned sports reporter, Chris Connelly. Welcome behind the scenes of the 9th annual ESPN “My Wish” series.

Jul 16, 2014

Behind the Scenes: An Inside Look at the 9th Annual ESPN “My Wish” Series

Behind the scenes ESPN My Wish
A jungle of multi-colored wires snake through a living room previously occupied by only furniture and family photos. The complexity of the scene is illuminated by strategically placed overhead lights. Surrounding the area are high-powered video cameras primed to beautifully capture all of the sights and sounds. In the center of the scene, there is an opening – free from all of the chords and equipment that border it. And in that opening are two folding chairs: one occupied by a wish mom and the other occupied by award winning, world renowned sports reporter, Chris Connelly. Welcome behind the scenes of the 9th annual ESPN “My Wish” series.

Wish Wednesday - Wish Kids Brighten Hospital Rooms

Dominic pays it forward with his wish.
A hospital means treatments and surgeries. It’s often home to the darkest time in wish kids’ lives. But for some creative kids, it becomes the inspiration for their wish – an opportunity to pass hope on to other children who know the fear and pain of illness.

Jul 09, 2014

Wish Wednesday - Wish Kids Brighten Hospital Rooms

Dominic pays it forward with his wish.
A hospital means treatments and surgeries. It’s often home to the darkest time in wish kids’ lives. But for some creative kids, it becomes the inspiration for their wish – an opportunity to pass hope on to other children who know the fear and pain of illness.

The Impact of Volunteers: An Infographic

Sometimes, words alone can’t do the job of describing the value of our volunteers. Just the sheer number of active volunteers – nearly 25,000 – astounds people. And it gets even more impressive when we look a little deeper into a few other facts about Make-A-Wish volunteers.

Jul 08, 2014

The Impact of Volunteers: An Infographic

Sometimes, words alone can’t do the job of describing the value of our volunteers. Just the sheer number of active volunteers – nearly 25,000 – astounds people. And it gets even more impressive when we look a little deeper into a few other facts about Make-A-Wish volunteers.

Wish Wednesday - Working on the Railroad

Liam
From old-fashioned steam engines to modern electric rails, trains have captured the public’s imagination for centuries. But when a kid’s greatest wish is to conduct a locomotive, we take notice. This week, here are the stories of three wish kids who wanted to get a little closer to the rails, and discovered in themselves an adventurer.

Jul 02, 2014

Wish Wednesday - Working on the Railroad

Liam
From old-fashioned steam engines to modern electric rails, trains have captured the public’s imagination for centuries. But when a kid’s greatest wish is to conduct a locomotive, we take notice. This week, here are the stories of three wish kids who wanted to get a little closer to the rails, and discovered in themselves an adventurer.

Sharing the Wonder

Hailey and R.J. Palacio
I was 13 when I found it. It was 448 pages of truth. For anyone who has found solace in the pages of a book or comfort in a character, they remember that moment, those words. Nine-year-old Hailey from Ann Arbor, Michigan, knows what I’m talking about.

Jun 30, 2014

Sharing the Wonder

Hailey and R.J. Palacio
I was 13 when I found it. It was 448 pages of truth. For anyone who has found solace in the pages of a book or comfort in a character, they remember that moment, those words. Nine-year-old Hailey from Ann Arbor, Michigan, knows what I’m talking about.

Make-A-Wish Brazil Volunteers are Real World Cup Winners

Make-A-Wish Brazil volunteers
On June 22, the first of nearly 50 families arrived in Curitiba, Brazil, for the 2014 World Cup. Waiting for them just outside the baggage claim were volunteers from Make-A-Wish Brazil, one of the Make-A-Wish International affiliates.

Jun 27, 2014

Make-A-Wish Brazil Volunteers are Real World Cup Winners

Make-A-Wish Brazil volunteers
On June 22, the first of nearly 50 families arrived in Curitiba, Brazil, for the 2014 World Cup. Waiting for them just outside the baggage claim were volunteers from Make-A-Wish Brazil, one of the Make-A-Wish International affiliates.

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