But how do you show a wish’s impact on a community? It’s hard to collect a quote for that. Actions speak louder than words.
Community involvement powers wishes every day in endless ways, with volunteers, local businesses and organizations working toward one objective: to make a local child’s wish come true. It’s the idea that was behind the inception of Make-A-Wish. It’s the idea behind the thousands of wishes we grant each year.
Superhero Fans Already Abuzz
The wish of a boy with leukemia has captured the attention of media across the globe – and it will come to life this Friday.
Miles, 5, wishes to be a superhero. To grant his wish, thousands of people in the San Francisco area are coming together to create and take part in the narrative for Miles’ wish.
Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area has coordinated a wish experience on the scale of a military operation. Miles’ day begins at 10 a.m. with a call for help from the city’s chief of police. Throughout the day, the young crime fighter will weave his way across the city – rescuing “a damsel in distress” on the cable car line, foiling a bank robbery near the Financial District, and chasing the bad guys to a climactic battle of good vs. evil at AT&T Park, the home field for the San Francisco Giants.
A Huge Cast Signs On
More than 10,000 people have RSVPd online to play a role in Miles’ wish. Many will gather for a celebration ceremony at City Hall with San Francisco’s mayor and chief of police.
“This wish has meant closure for our family and an end to over three years of putting toxic drugs in our son’s body” says Miles’ mom, Natalie. “This wish has become kind of a family reunion and is our celebration of his treatment completion.”
Families always feel how a wish experience changes them. On Friday, an entire city – maybe an entire planet – will discover how it feels to share the power of a wish®.
Not in San Francisco? You Can Still Join the Experience
Stay tuned, and be ready to join the conversation as Miles’ wish unfolds on Friday. Share the story on Facebook. Retweet it. Maybe even learn how you can play a part in a future wish.