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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.

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.

Wish Wednesday - Boats, Campers and Bicycles

Nate
For wish kids, the desire to explore – to replace hospital rooms with fresh air and open skies – is powerful. A vehicle, even one as simple as a bicycle, can open their world.

Jun 25, 2014

Wish Wednesday - Boats, Campers and Bicycles

Nate
For wish kids, the desire to explore – to replace hospital rooms with fresh air and open skies – is powerful. A vehicle, even one as simple as a bicycle, can open their world.

Wish Wednesday - Wish Kids Save the Day

Striker Boy saves the day
Recently, Make-A-Wish kids have been rescuing mascots, putting out fires and protecting their cities, all while making smiles and headlines.

Jun 18, 2014

Wish Wednesday - Wish Kids Save the Day

Striker Boy saves the day
Recently, Make-A-Wish kids have been rescuing mascots, putting out fires and protecting their cities, all while making smiles and headlines.

Make-A-Wish Volunteer Recognized for His Service

make-a-wish volunteer
On any given week, Make-A-Wish volunteer Ken Kieffer can be found waiting at the airport to greet wish families, delivering gifts to wish kids in their homes and hospital rooms or visiting with a wish child to help determine his/her one true wish. He’s being recognized as an exceptional volunteer.

Jun 13, 2014

Make-A-Wish Volunteer Recognized for His Service

make-a-wish volunteer
On any given week, Make-A-Wish volunteer Ken Kieffer can be found waiting at the airport to greet wish families, delivering gifts to wish kids in their homes and hospital rooms or visiting with a wish child to help determine his/her one true wish. He’s being recognized as an exceptional volunteer.

Wish Wednesday - Wishes Inspired by Books

Fault in Our Stars
Make-A-Wish kids often discover strength between the pages of a book, and kids who wished to meet the authors and characters of their favorite stories are grabbing news attention.

Jun 09, 2014

Wish Wednesday - Wishes Inspired by Books

Fault in Our Stars
Make-A-Wish kids often discover strength between the pages of a book, and kids who wished to meet the authors and characters of their favorite stories are grabbing news attention.

Find That Moment

A few weeks ago, I was having lunch with my friend Kate from Make-A-Wish Arizona. Kate’s job at the Arizona chapter is to help implement national campaigns and create relationships with local companies that can support our mission.

Jun 04, 2014

Find That Moment

A few weeks ago, I was having lunch with my friend Kate from Make-A-Wish Arizona. Kate’s job at the Arizona chapter is to help implement national campaigns and create relationships with local companies that can support our mission.

Jan 24, 2014

Wish Granting: It's Rewarding, Not Sad

Whenever I tell someone I’m a volunteer wish granter, the most common response is “I could never do that, it’s so sad.” But really, it isn’t.

Jan 24, 2014

Wish Granting: It's Rewarding, Not Sad

Whenever I tell someone I’m a volunteer wish granter, the most common response is “I could never do that, it’s so sad.” But really, it isn’t.

Experience Comes Full Circle for Wish Granter

On my first day as a corporate alliances manager for Make-A-Wish America, I had the opportunity to sit down with David Williams, our president and CEO. He encouraged me to find a way to get connected to the mission, and I knew I wanted to be a wish granter.

Nov 01, 2013

Experience Comes Full Circle for Wish Granter

On my first day as a corporate alliances manager for Make-A-Wish America, I had the opportunity to sit down with David Williams, our president and CEO. He encouraged me to find a way to get connected to the mission, and I knew I wanted to be a wish granter.

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