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A Wish Kid's Courage I Will Remember

Yangzi and his running blade
Now that my internship is coming to an end, I have had a series of thoughts flowing through my head. I loved my internship, and I am more than humbled and grateful to have worked here, but there is one story that will stick with me forever.

Dec 12, 2014

A Wish Kid's Courage I Will Remember

Yangzi and his running blade
Now that my internship is coming to an end, I have had a series of thoughts flowing through my head. I loved my internship, and I am more than humbled and grateful to have worked here, but there is one story that will stick with me forever.

Wish Wednesday - Getaway Wishes to Find Freedom

Greyson wished to look for seashells.
There’s nothing fun about being in a hospital room. Unfortunately, because of their medical conditions, our wish kids know everything about being confined to the hospital. Between these walls and halls, they take a deep breath and imagine the perfect escape.

Dec 03, 2014

Wish Wednesday - Getaway Wishes to Find Freedom

Greyson wished to look for seashells.
There’s nothing fun about being in a hospital room. Unfortunately, because of their medical conditions, our wish kids know everything about being confined to the hospital. Between these walls and halls, they take a deep breath and imagine the perfect escape.

Wish Wednesday - Young Stars Own The Spotlight

Annabelle wished to be a celebrated actress.
Wishes often open the door for wish kids to meet their favorite celebrity or visit a movie set to watch their favorite stars rehearse a scene, but when these three girls learned they had a chance for a wish, they turned the spotlight on themselves!

Nov 26, 2014

Wish Wednesday - Young Stars Own The Spotlight

Annabelle wished to be a celebrated actress.
Wishes often open the door for wish kids to meet their favorite celebrity or visit a movie set to watch their favorite stars rehearse a scene, but when these three girls learned they had a chance for a wish, they turned the spotlight on themselves!

Wish Kid Finn Joins Believe Campaign

Finn Macy's Believe
“It’s important to give back to other sick kids,” says Finn, a wish kid from Orange County. Finn, now 6 years old, will lead his schoolmates at his elementary in writing letters to Santa Claus.

Nov 24, 2014

Wish Kid Finn Joins Believe Campaign

Finn Macy's Believe
“It’s important to give back to other sick kids,” says Finn, a wish kid from Orange County. Finn, now 6 years old, will lead his schoolmates at his elementary in writing letters to Santa Claus.

Wish Wednesday- Wish Kids Find Hope In a Lighthouse

Luke looking out his lighthouse window.
Lighthouses serve a vital purpose. They guide sailors and their ships safely back to the shore. No matter how rough the sea is or how dark the night, lighthouses shine and provide a sense of safety and comfort – they give hope. Similarly, when Justin and Luke were given the opportunity for a wish, they both faced challenging situations. And, they used their wish to have a lighthouse – or to tend for one.

Nov 19, 2014

Wish Wednesday- Wish Kids Find Hope In a Lighthouse

Luke looking out his lighthouse window.
Lighthouses serve a vital purpose. They guide sailors and their ships safely back to the shore. No matter how rough the sea is or how dark the night, lighthouses shine and provide a sense of safety and comfort – they give hope. Similarly, when Justin and Luke were given the opportunity for a wish, they both faced challenging situations. And, they used their wish to have a lighthouse – or to tend for one.

Wish Wednesday- Real Places, Fairytale Settings

Addison is a princess.
Once upon a wish … Make-A-Wish had a task: to turn the real island paradise of Hawaii into the perfect fairy tale kingdom for a princess.

Nov 12, 2014

Wish Wednesday- Real Places, Fairytale Settings

Addison is a princess.
Once upon a wish … Make-A-Wish had a task: to turn the real island paradise of Hawaii into the perfect fairy tale kingdom for a princess.

Wish Wednesday - The Playhouse Edition

wish wednesday playhouse
Playhouses - they are a perfect gateway for kids to escape into their imagination. This is especially true for Make-A-Wish kids. They spend so much time in environments that are unfamiliar, sterile and unsettling. It's easy to understand why playhouses, forts, club houses and other refuges are popular with wish kids.

Nov 05, 2014

Wish Wednesday - The Playhouse Edition

wish wednesday playhouse
Playhouses - they are a perfect gateway for kids to escape into their imagination. This is especially true for Make-A-Wish kids. They spend so much time in environments that are unfamiliar, sterile and unsettling. It's easy to understand why playhouses, forts, club houses and other refuges are popular with wish kids.

Throwback Thursday - Twenty Flights of Courage

shelby_australia
Back in 2012, Shelby’s wish to go on a trip to Australia for a week came true following her surgery for thyroid cancer. The trip to Australia took her to Sydney, horseback riding along the ocean, snorkeling and more in the Land Down Under.

Oct 30, 2014

Throwback Thursday - Twenty Flights of Courage

shelby_australia
Back in 2012, Shelby’s wish to go on a trip to Australia for a week came true following her surgery for thyroid cancer. The trip to Australia took her to Sydney, horseback riding along the ocean, snorkeling and more in the Land Down Under.

Wish Wednesday- Wishes That Serve The Community

Perfect white lines connect one base to another, people with wheelchairs and strollers watch the games up close and cheer, and baseball hiss through the air. The baseball park is one of the most treasured sites for one Albuquerque community. From all the games that have been played, and the swarm of people who have stood in the stands – watching in suspense, squinting at the box score – as the batter runs up to take a swing. There is one all-star spirit, though, who has left his cleat marks at homeplate.

Oct 15, 2014

Wish Wednesday- Wishes That Serve The Community

Perfect white lines connect one base to another, people with wheelchairs and strollers watch the games up close and cheer, and baseball hiss through the air. The baseball park is one of the most treasured sites for one Albuquerque community. From all the games that have been played, and the swarm of people who have stood in the stands – watching in suspense, squinting at the box score – as the batter runs up to take a swing. There is one all-star spirit, though, who has left his cleat marks at homeplate.

Wish Wednesday - Old Cars, New Leases on Life

Billy and his truck
Six years ago, we received an unusual wish. Billy, 17 at the time, was fighting cancer. When he got the chance to receive a Make-A-Wish experience, Billy’s one true wish was also to have his truck customized to be ready for firefighting duty.

People in Billy’s community did more than transform his truck. They also transformed Billy’s life – first, by giving him something other than his illness to think about.

Oct 08, 2014

Wish Wednesday - Old Cars, New Leases on Life

Billy and his truck
Six years ago, we received an unusual wish. Billy, 17 at the time, was fighting cancer. When he got the chance to receive a Make-A-Wish experience, Billy’s one true wish was also to have his truck customized to be ready for firefighting duty.

People in Billy’s community did more than transform his truck. They also transformed Billy’s life – first, by giving him something other than his illness to think about.

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