Wish Nation

Aug 30, 2013

Can you believe that?

I can’t believe that. I can’t believe that anybody would ever give me 400 dollars.

The genuine astonishment that anyone should care about him to this extent gives me goose bumps.  I've replayed this video quite a few times at the office because it doesn't say or describe what we mean by “You can help to share the power of a wish®”: This video shows the true meaning of our catch-phrase.

When people donate to Make-A-Wish, they do more than donate to a nonprofit. They are giving a wish kid the opportunity to feel on top of the world. Someone outside of his family cares so much about giving him hope that they gave him $400 to buy games  - tools of youthful play and a reprieve from the chaos he’s endured.

Skyler battled leukemia - a disease that frightens most adults upon hearing its name.  Five-year-old Skyler fought through the needles, chemotherapy treatments, hair loss and fear associated with this life-threatening cancer.

But then he receives $400 to go on a shopping spree for games and he couldn't be happier. His eyes bug out as he tells a family member he has enough to buy more than one game … maybe even more than 10.

His mom captured “share the power of wish®” in this short video. My personal thanks to her for posting.

And yes, Skyler, I am very happy to say I can believe that. 

You can share the power of a wish® by donating today. 

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Chris Lein

I love this little guy. He reminds me so much of our son, Jud, who is also a Wish kid. I hope that he's having a good day and lots of fun.

October 03, 2013 - 1:12 AM


bless your little heart. and have fun shopping & playing your games. god bless you lil man.

October 03, 2013 - 10:09 AM


Ok ... this is officially the cutest video I've ever seen.

October 03, 2013 - 3:59 PM


I cannot watch/share this video enough. I just want to hug him!! As a Wish Mom it makes me so happy yet sad! Love and hugs to you little guy

October 07, 2013 - 6:06 PM


SO CUTE i just want to hug you.

November 19, 2013 - 1:06 PM

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