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In Whitney’s Words: The Disney Connection with Make-A-Wish

More than a month ago, I encouraged my colleague Whitney to write her second Wish Nation blog post. Her first was a hit, and I hoped she’d be willing to pitch in again. But she had her own idea: “I should do a video blog!”

Feb 10, 2014

In Whitney’s Words: The Disney Connection with Make-A-Wish

More than a month ago, I encouraged my colleague Whitney to write her second Wish Nation blog post. Her first was a hit, and I hoped she’d be willing to pitch in again. But she had her own idea: “I should do a video blog!”

State of the Blog - 6 Months of Wish Nation

robin ice cream man
It’s been six months since Make-A-Wish America launched Wish Nation on Aug. 6. It's given us a way to be more immediate and current with telling the world about how wishes help the kids we serve. So far, we’ve had a lot of fun and also learned a few things.

Feb 06, 2014

State of the Blog - 6 Months of Wish Nation

robin ice cream man
It’s been six months since Make-A-Wish America launched Wish Nation on Aug. 6. It's given us a way to be more immediate and current with telling the world about how wishes help the kids we serve. So far, we’ve had a lot of fun and also learned a few things.

Auction for Super Bowl XLVIII Pearl Drums Helps Grant Wishes

Pearl Drum Kit with NFL team logos
Right now, football fans are waiting for to dive into Super Bowl XLVIII festivities. But drum fans are already locked into a competition of their own: a chance to win an auction for the kits Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith will play at the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show. The auction benefits Make-A-Wish.

Jan 31, 2014

Auction for Super Bowl XLVIII Pearl Drums Helps Grant Wishes

Pearl Drum Kit with NFL team logos
Right now, football fans are waiting for to dive into Super Bowl XLVIII festivities. But drum fans are already locked into a competition of their own: a chance to win an auction for the kits Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith will play at the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show. The auction benefits Make-A-Wish.

Catch Up With GRAMMY Wish As it Happens

GRAMMY Awards
The 2013 GRAMMY® Awards are just days away. Four wish kids and their families are in Los Angeles right now. They’re enjoying the events that lead up to the big day.

Jan 22, 2014

Catch Up With GRAMMY Wish As it Happens

GRAMMY Awards
The 2013 GRAMMY® Awards are just days away. Four wish kids and their families are in Los Angeles right now. They’re enjoying the events that lead up to the big day.

San Diego Photographer Brings Wishes to Life

Trevor Stolebarger
At the heart of every legendary Make-A-Wish story, you’ll find a photo … a vibrant image that lifts you from wherever you are and parachutes you into a moment that redefines the possibilities in a kid’s life.

Jan 17, 2014

San Diego Photographer Brings Wishes to Life

Trevor Stolebarger
At the heart of every legendary Make-A-Wish story, you’ll find a photo … a vibrant image that lifts you from wherever you are and parachutes you into a moment that redefines the possibilities in a kid’s life.

Wish Kid Inspires with Paralympics Ski Journey

Sarah Holm
This year, I’m keeping a close eye on the winter Paralympic Games as the teams take shape. There’s someone I really hope will make the trip to Sochi, Russia, to represent the United States.

Jan 15, 2014

Wish Kid Inspires with Paralympics Ski Journey

Sarah Holm
This year, I’m keeping a close eye on the winter Paralympic Games as the teams take shape. There’s someone I really hope will make the trip to Sochi, Russia, to represent the United States.

Wish Kid to Blog About GRAMMY Award Adventure

GRAMMY Awards
As Wish Nation enters its first full calendar year, we’re about to bring you another milestone: In the coming weeks, wish kid Kellie will blog about a wish as it unfolds. And it’s a big one … Kellie is going to the 2014 GRAMMY® Awards.

Jan 08, 2014

Wish Kid to Blog About GRAMMY Award Adventure

GRAMMY Awards
As Wish Nation enters its first full calendar year, we’re about to bring you another milestone: In the coming weeks, wish kid Kellie will blog about a wish as it unfolds. And it’s a big one … Kellie is going to the 2014 GRAMMY® Awards.

Four Things to Know About Referring a Wish Kid

Miles saves San Francisco. <em>Photo courtesy of Make-A-Wish/Paul Sakuma</em>
What if there was a “Wish Kid” signal in every community? Every time a kid was diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition, someone would shine a light in the sky to alert the superheroes at the nearest Make-A-Wish chapter. As cool as that sounds, it doesn’t work that way.

Jan 03, 2014

Four Things to Know About Referring a Wish Kid

Miles saves San Francisco. <em>Photo courtesy of Make-A-Wish/Paul Sakuma</em>
What if there was a “Wish Kid” signal in every community? Every time a kid was diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition, someone would shine a light in the sky to alert the superheroes at the nearest Make-A-Wish chapter. As cool as that sounds, it doesn’t work that way.

Why I Left a Legacy With Make-A-Wish

Why Make-A-Wish? We all have our reasons. For some, it’s a direct connection – a friend or loved one with a life-threatening medical condition received a wish. For others, it is less personal. Perhaps they saw an inspiring wish story in the news or heard about a favorite celebrity who grants wishes.

Dec 11, 2013

Why I Left a Legacy With Make-A-Wish

Why Make-A-Wish? We all have our reasons. For some, it’s a direct connection – a friend or loved one with a life-threatening medical condition received a wish. For others, it is less personal. Perhaps they saw an inspiring wish story in the news or heard about a favorite celebrity who grants wishes.

Son’s Wish Turns Mom Into Super-Fundraiser

Veronica is presented with a check at her Bowl-A-Thon event
It’s been more than 13 years since Veronica Johnson lost her son, Dylan, to a congenital heart defect. Her response to a personal tragedy few parents can imagine: raise funds so other children like Dylan can discover the escape of a Make-A-Wish experience. So far, her annual Dylan Johnson Memorial Bowl-A-Thon has raised more than $250,000 for the Greater Bay Area chapter.

Dec 06, 2013

Son’s Wish Turns Mom Into Super-Fundraiser

Veronica is presented with a check at her Bowl-A-Thon event
It’s been more than 13 years since Veronica Johnson lost her son, Dylan, to a congenital heart defect. Her response to a personal tragedy few parents can imagine: raise funds so other children like Dylan can discover the escape of a Make-A-Wish experience. So far, her annual Dylan Johnson Memorial Bowl-A-Thon has raised more than $250,000 for the Greater Bay Area chapter.

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