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Photo Roundup: Make-A-Wish Kids and Their Puppies

Noella wished for a puppy <em>Photo credit: PICS Photography, Susan McGowan</em>
There is really nothing typical about the life of a kid with a life-threatening medical condition. And we’ve heard from so many families who tell us that wishes help them feel just like a regular family. And what’s more normal and reassuring for a kid than a loyal pet? That’s why so many kids wish for pets of their own.

Oct 17, 2014

Photo Roundup: Make-A-Wish Kids and Their Puppies

Noella wished for a puppy <em>Photo credit: PICS Photography, Susan McGowan</em>
There is really nothing typical about the life of a kid with a life-threatening medical condition. And we’ve heard from so many families who tell us that wishes help them feel just like a regular family. And what’s more normal and reassuring for a kid than a loyal pet? That’s why so many kids wish for pets of their own.

More than 20 Years After a Wish

Today's Wish Nation post is a look back at a wish more than 20 years after it came true. Guest writer and wish kid-turned-mom Shawna will show you how her wish helped her cope - and how it continues to be part of her life today.

Oct 10, 2014

More than 20 Years After a Wish

Today's Wish Nation post is a look back at a wish more than 20 years after it came true. Guest writer and wish kid-turned-mom Shawna will show you how her wish helped her cope - and how it continues to be part of her life today.

Random Wish Kid Photo - Gavin Soars Over New Zealand

Gavin soars over New Zealand during his Make-A-Wish experience.
There’s nothing like looking down at the ground from 20,000 feet to gain a little perspective. Except, maybe, hearing a story about a kid’s wish coming true.

Sep 15, 2014

Random Wish Kid Photo - Gavin Soars Over New Zealand

Gavin soars over New Zealand during his Make-A-Wish experience.
There’s nothing like looking down at the ground from 20,000 feet to gain a little perspective. Except, maybe, hearing a story about a kid’s wish coming true.

How You Can Connect Kids with Make-A-Wish

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When charities ask people to help, they usually mean “donate” or “volunteer.” With Make-A-Wish, there’s another huge way people can help: They can refer a child for a wish.

Sep 03, 2014

How You Can Connect Kids with Make-A-Wish

juliana scientist
When charities ask people to help, they usually mean “donate” or “volunteer.” With Make-A-Wish, there’s another huge way people can help: They can refer a child for a wish.

Darby Learns Her Wish Will Come True - VIDEO

This is something most people rarely ever see – it’s the moment a Make-A-Wish kid learns that her wish will come true.

Aug 20, 2014

Darby Learns Her Wish Will Come True - VIDEO

This is something most people rarely ever see – it’s the moment a Make-A-Wish kid learns that her wish will come true.

University of Michigan Gets a Recruit Unlike Any Other

ESPN My Wish Make-A-Wish
University of Michigan super fan Stephen has passionately supported the maize and blue his entire life (literally…he was brought home from the hospital wearing UM apparel). His wish to experience a “mock recruiting trip” allowed him to visit Ann Arbor as a highly touted Wolverine recruit, and in the process, temporarily forget about his battle with leukemia.

Jul 21, 2014

University of Michigan Gets a Recruit Unlike Any Other

ESPN My Wish Make-A-Wish
University of Michigan super fan Stephen has passionately supported the maize and blue his entire life (literally…he was brought home from the hospital wearing UM apparel). His wish to experience a “mock recruiting trip” allowed him to visit Ann Arbor as a highly touted Wolverine recruit, and in the process, temporarily forget about his battle with leukemia.

Behind the Scenes: An Inside Look at the 9th Annual ESPN “My Wish” Series

Behind the scenes ESPN My Wish
A jungle of multi-colored wires snake through a living room previously occupied by only furniture and family photos. The complexity of the scene is illuminated by strategically placed overhead lights. Surrounding the area are high-powered video cameras primed to beautifully capture all of the sights and sounds. In the center of the scene, there is an opening – free from all of the chords and equipment that border it. And in that opening are two folding chairs: one occupied by a wish mom and the other occupied by award winning, world renowned sports reporter, Chris Connelly. Welcome behind the scenes of the 9th annual ESPN “My Wish” series.

Jul 16, 2014

Behind the Scenes: An Inside Look at the 9th Annual ESPN “My Wish” Series

Behind the scenes ESPN My Wish
A jungle of multi-colored wires snake through a living room previously occupied by only furniture and family photos. The complexity of the scene is illuminated by strategically placed overhead lights. Surrounding the area are high-powered video cameras primed to beautifully capture all of the sights and sounds. In the center of the scene, there is an opening – free from all of the chords and equipment that border it. And in that opening are two folding chairs: one occupied by a wish mom and the other occupied by award winning, world renowned sports reporter, Chris Connelly. Welcome behind the scenes of the 9th annual ESPN “My Wish” series.

The Impact of Volunteers: An Infographic

Sometimes, words alone can’t do the job of describing the value of our volunteers. Just the sheer number of active volunteers – nearly 25,000 – astounds people. And it gets even more impressive when we look a little deeper into a few other facts about Make-A-Wish volunteers.

Jul 08, 2014

The Impact of Volunteers: An Infographic

Sometimes, words alone can’t do the job of describing the value of our volunteers. Just the sheer number of active volunteers – nearly 25,000 – astounds people. And it gets even more impressive when we look a little deeper into a few other facts about Make-A-Wish volunteers.

Make-A-Wish Brazil Volunteers are Real World Cup Winners

Make-A-Wish Brazil volunteers
On June 22, the first of nearly 50 families arrived in Curitiba, Brazil, for the 2014 World Cup. Waiting for them just outside the baggage claim were volunteers from Make-A-Wish Brazil, one of the Make-A-Wish International affiliates.

Jun 27, 2014

Make-A-Wish Brazil Volunteers are Real World Cup Winners

Make-A-Wish Brazil volunteers
On June 22, the first of nearly 50 families arrived in Curitiba, Brazil, for the 2014 World Cup. Waiting for them just outside the baggage claim were volunteers from Make-A-Wish Brazil, one of the Make-A-Wish International affiliates.

More Than Soccer - Wish Kids Find Bond in Shared Experiences

Wish kids and families bond in Brazil
Make-A-Wish experiences bring people together. Less than five days ago, kids and families who have never met each other arrived in Curitiba. In that short time, they have bonded over shared interests and experiences.

Jun 20, 2014

More Than Soccer - Wish Kids Find Bond in Shared Experiences

Wish kids and families bond in Brazil
Make-A-Wish experiences bring people together. Less than five days ago, kids and families who have never met each other arrived in Curitiba. In that short time, they have bonded over shared interests and experiences.

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