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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.

Wish Kids Share Joy on the Soccer Field

Wish Kids gather for a game of soccer
“Settle!” … “You've got time!” … “Talk to each other!” … “One on!”

Jun 19, 2014

Wish Kids Share Joy on the Soccer Field

Wish Kids gather for a game of soccer
“Settle!” … “You've got time!” … “Talk to each other!” … “One on!”

Wish Wednesday - Three Great Music Wishes in the News

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Make-A-Wish kids have grabbed the headlines thanks to their music-related wishes. Let’s take a look at three great music wishes that have been in the news.

May 28, 2014

Wish Wednesday - Three Great Music Wishes in the News

Nova
Make-A-Wish kids have grabbed the headlines thanks to their music-related wishes. Let’s take a look at three great music wishes that have been in the news.

Goalies Connect During Boston Bruins Wish

Maddie, Boston Bruins, I wish to meet
Maddie and I have barely anything in common. She's a 9-year-old girl with cancer. I'm … well, let's say considerably older. But age, gender and medical condition? They’re irrelevant because Maddie is a goalie – just like I used to be. We automatically have an uncommon understanding.

May 16, 2014

Goalies Connect During Boston Bruins Wish

Maddie, Boston Bruins, I wish to meet
Maddie and I have barely anything in common. She's a 9-year-old girl with cancer. I'm … well, let's say considerably older. But age, gender and medical condition? They’re irrelevant because Maddie is a goalie – just like I used to be. We automatically have an uncommon understanding.

Random Wish Kid Photo: Ajianaye and the Coconut

Sometimes, telling a kid that her wish will come true is half the fun. I think Ajianaye’s wish granters knew this when they presented her with a huge coconut as their way of saying “your wish to go to learn to hula dance in Hawaii will come true.”

May 14, 2014

Random Wish Kid Photo: Ajianaye and the Coconut

Sometimes, telling a kid that her wish will come true is half the fun. I think Ajianaye’s wish granters knew this when they presented her with a huge coconut as their way of saying “your wish to go to learn to hula dance in Hawaii will come true.”

Comedian’s Words About Air Travel Hit the Mark

Wishes In Flight
“You’re sitting in a chair in the sky … you’re like a Greek myth right now!”

May 09, 2014

Comedian’s Words About Air Travel Hit the Mark

Wishes In Flight
“You’re sitting in a chair in the sky … you’re like a Greek myth right now!”

Behind the Scenes of a Make-A-Wish Commercial

The Wishes In Flight commercial lasts just 30 seconds. Behind that half-minute of screen time, though, there’s more than nine hours of shooting and months of planning.

Apr 16, 2014

Behind the Scenes of a Make-A-Wish Commercial

The Wishes In Flight commercial lasts just 30 seconds. Behind that half-minute of screen time, though, there’s more than nine hours of shooting and months of planning.

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