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Wish Wednesday - Playing in the Dirt

Keegan walks tall with his fellow loggers
Clean, white walls. Stiff beds. Sterile, metal instruments. If this was your world, the desire to be outside, to have dirt under your fingernails and a tool belt around your waist can be powerful. These three wish kids simply wanted to play in the dirt and were transformed into construction workers and loggers in the process.

Jul 30, 2014

Wish Wednesday - Playing in the Dirt

Keegan walks tall with his fellow loggers
Clean, white walls. Stiff beds. Sterile, metal instruments. If this was your world, the desire to be outside, to have dirt under your fingernails and a tool belt around your waist can be powerful. These three wish kids simply wanted to play in the dirt and were transformed into construction workers and loggers in the process.

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.

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.

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