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Questions People Ask Me About Working at Make-A-Wish

Imagine you are a child. A child sitting in a hospital room. You are fighting an illness. You’ve had a few surgeries, maybe missing some school. One day, someone in a blue t-shirt comes to visit you, and tells you that your wish has just come true. You now have the power to wish for anything in the entire world. A trip, a puppy … anything.

How do you feel? Happy? Excited? For some children and their parents, this excitement over a wish does not come easily. Sometimes, it comes with mixed feelings, guilt and even sadness

Aug 05, 2015

Questions People Ask Me About Working at Make-A-Wish

Imagine you are a child. A child sitting in a hospital room. You are fighting an illness. You’ve had a few surgeries, maybe missing some school. One day, someone in a blue t-shirt comes to visit you, and tells you that your wish has just come true. You now have the power to wish for anything in the entire world. A trip, a puppy … anything.

How do you feel? Happy? Excited? For some children and their parents, this excitement over a wish does not come easily. Sometimes, it comes with mixed feelings, guilt and even sadness

Wish Wednesday-Honoring Independence Day Through Wishes

Alyssa and Jorge know the meaning of courage. They both have battled serious illness. But in light of everything, they also have done what so many brave men and women have: put on a uniform and served the country.

Jul 01, 2015

Wish Wednesday-Honoring Independence Day Through Wishes

Alyssa and Jorge know the meaning of courage. They both have battled serious illness. But in light of everything, they also have done what so many brave men and women have: put on a uniform and served the country.

A Look Inside Phoenix Children's Hospital

Game rooms, artwork and dogs all in one place … and all for children. This is a world all its own. It has everything. But for the 250 children that woke up in one of its rooms, it is the world where they try to overcome serious illness. This is Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

Jun 26, 2015

A Look Inside Phoenix Children's Hospital

Game rooms, artwork and dogs all in one place … and all for children. This is a world all its own. It has everything. But for the 250 children that woke up in one of its rooms, it is the world where they try to overcome serious illness. This is Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

Wish Wednesday - Revisiting Wonderland

Robin wished to go to Wonderland with Alice <em>photo credit: Henry Alva</em>
“Sometimes I believe in as many as six impossible things before breakfast!”

This is one of my favorite quotes from Alice in Wonderland. Not only because the story is quirky and fun, but because of Wonderland itself. In the story, nothing makes sense. Yet, at the same time, everything makes sense.

Jun 17, 2015

Wish Wednesday - Revisiting Wonderland

Robin wished to go to Wonderland with Alice <em>photo credit: Henry Alva</em>
“Sometimes I believe in as many as six impossible things before breakfast!”

This is one of my favorite quotes from Alice in Wonderland. Not only because the story is quirky and fun, but because of Wonderland itself. In the story, nothing makes sense. Yet, at the same time, everything makes sense.

Find Your Inspiration in Ballet Wish Kids

Kennedy meets real ballerinas
When I was born, I was diagnosed with mild cerebral palsy. While this condition was less severe than what it could have been, life for me was not without minor challenges. Thanks to my mother, I grew up a normal kid playing sports, swimming, and doing everything with just a little more effort. However, I wanted to try ballet more than anything else. With CP, muscles in the limbs tighten and atrophy rather quickly. Because of this, ballet was its own difficult challenge … one that I never pursued fully because of the demanding nature of the art and my own lack of confidence. Honestly, it’s one thing that I regret.

Jun 10, 2015

Find Your Inspiration in Ballet Wish Kids

Kennedy meets real ballerinas
When I was born, I was diagnosed with mild cerebral palsy. While this condition was less severe than what it could have been, life for me was not without minor challenges. Thanks to my mother, I grew up a normal kid playing sports, swimming, and doing everything with just a little more effort. However, I wanted to try ballet more than anything else. With CP, muscles in the limbs tighten and atrophy rather quickly. Because of this, ballet was its own difficult challenge … one that I never pursued fully because of the demanding nature of the art and my own lack of confidence. Honestly, it’s one thing that I regret.

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Wish Nation gives you a behind-the-scenes look at Make-A-Wish®. See how wishes come together and how they change lives forever. Hear directly from those who work or volunteer here, or those who have been transformed by a wish. And learn why we are so committed to someday granting the wish of every eligible child, every year.

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