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Wish Wednesday: Reflections on Italy

David goes to Italy
As my time at Make-A-Wish draws to a close, I'd like to reflect on one last wish. I've written before about which wishes have been interesting, special or exciting to me – it's not an easy task. There are so many wishes and they're all unique, which makes picking favorites hard. Whenever I think I've found one, another pops into my mind. That being said, I think for my last Wish Wednesday I am confident in picking one last memorable wish.

May 06, 2015

Wish Wednesday: Reflections on Italy

David goes to Italy
As my time at Make-A-Wish draws to a close, I'd like to reflect on one last wish. I've written before about which wishes have been interesting, special or exciting to me – it's not an easy task. There are so many wishes and they're all unique, which makes picking favorites hard. Whenever I think I've found one, another pops into my mind. That being said, I think for my last Wish Wednesday I am confident in picking one last memorable wish.

Wish Wednesday: Celebrating World Wish Day

World Wish day
World Wish Day®, which falls on April 29 of every year is a global celebration of past, present and future wishes and those who have dedicated themselves to one day being able to grant the wish of every child who qualifies. Here are several ways that people around the world have used social media to celebrate today or have been involved in the past.

Apr 29, 2015

Wish Wednesday: Celebrating World Wish Day

World Wish day
World Wish Day®, which falls on April 29 of every year is a global celebration of past, present and future wishes and those who have dedicated themselves to one day being able to grant the wish of every child who qualifies. Here are several ways that people around the world have used social media to celebrate today or have been involved in the past.

Wish Wednesday: Five Wishes To Celebrate Earth Day

Since its inception in the U.S. in 1970 and its global debut in 1990, Earth Day has encouraged millions of people to become interested and devoted to environmentalism. Going green, reducing, reusing and recycling have all become mantras in the lives of children across the world, leading to conscientious interaction with the environment. Loving the planet is something that affects wish kids, too. Dozens of wish kids have wished to do something related to the earth or the environment. Here are five wishes to celebrate Earth Day.

Apr 22, 2015

Wish Wednesday: Five Wishes To Celebrate Earth Day

Since its inception in the U.S. in 1970 and its global debut in 1990, Earth Day has encouraged millions of people to become interested and devoted to environmentalism. Going green, reducing, reusing and recycling have all become mantras in the lives of children across the world, leading to conscientious interaction with the environment. Loving the planet is something that affects wish kids, too. Dozens of wish kids have wished to do something related to the earth or the environment. Here are five wishes to celebrate Earth Day.

Wish Wednesday: Farm Fun

Wish kid Jillie stands in front of her mini-farm.
When hearing about wishes that have been granted, the most special part is seeing how everyone can see a bit of themselves in the wish. No matter the obscurity of the wish, each person can see the beauty of a wish and tie it back into a memory from their childhood. When I read about Jillie's chicken coop wish, that very thing happened to me.

Apr 15, 2015

Wish Wednesday: Farm Fun

Wish kid Jillie stands in front of her mini-farm.
When hearing about wishes that have been granted, the most special part is seeing how everyone can see a bit of themselves in the wish. No matter the obscurity of the wish, each person can see the beauty of a wish and tie it back into a memory from their childhood. When I read about Jillie's chicken coop wish, that very thing happened to me.

Wish Wednesday: Embracing Cold-Blooded Friends

Wish kid Jake and his parents pose for a picture.
Crocodiles and lizards and snakes – oh my! Handling creatures from the reptilia class can be terrifying for many, but not for wish kid Jake. He wished to do just that as a reptile handler.

Apr 08, 2015

Wish Wednesday: Embracing Cold-Blooded Friends

Wish kid Jake and his parents pose for a picture.
Crocodiles and lizards and snakes – oh my! Handling creatures from the reptilia class can be terrifying for many, but not for wish kid Jake. He wished to do just that as a reptile handler.

Wish Wednesday: A wish that defied the weather

When I watched the video about CJ’s wish to have a synthetic ice rink in his backyard, I couldn’t help but be reminded about Phoenix’s synthetic ice rink and all of the joy that it brings to people of the Valley. I could only imagine how happy it must make CJ, who loves to play hockey and now has a place to do so.

Apr 01, 2015

Wish Wednesday: A wish that defied the weather

When I watched the video about CJ’s wish to have a synthetic ice rink in his backyard, I couldn’t help but be reminded about Phoenix’s synthetic ice rink and all of the joy that it brings to people of the Valley. I could only imagine how happy it must make CJ, who loves to play hockey and now has a place to do so.

Wish Wednesday: Slam Dunk Wishes

Although baseball takes the crown for America’s favorite pastime, basketball takes a humble second place — especially when March rolls around. Every year it’s impossible to make it through the month without hearing the words “bracket,” “final four” or “upsets.” We can thank March Madness for that.

Mar 18, 2015

Wish Wednesday: Slam Dunk Wishes

Although baseball takes the crown for America’s favorite pastime, basketball takes a humble second place — especially when March rolls around. Every year it’s impossible to make it through the month without hearing the words “bracket,” “final four” or “upsets.” We can thank March Madness for that.

Wish Wednesday: Why Gabriel’s National Park Wish Is Special To Me

Thousands of acres of land are at the disposal of every citizen and guest of the U.S. National Parks have something that everyone can enjoy, whether it’s hiking, rafting, fishing, animal watching, camping or just enjoying the breathtaking landscapes the stretch from coast to coast. When was the last time you took a second to appreciate the public lands of your country?

Mar 04, 2015

Wish Wednesday: Why Gabriel’s National Park Wish Is Special To Me

Thousands of acres of land are at the disposal of every citizen and guest of the U.S. National Parks have something that everyone can enjoy, whether it’s hiking, rafting, fishing, animal watching, camping or just enjoying the breathtaking landscapes the stretch from coast to coast. When was the last time you took a second to appreciate the public lands of your country?

Wish Wednesday: An Out Of This World Wish

Wish kid Fred watches the space shuttle launch.
Tonight, take a second to go outside and look up at the night sky. What do you see? Stars, space dust, the moon? Maybe you can point out a few constellations that you remember learning in grade school. For thousands of years the sky has left people in awe, been used for science and inspired thousands of scientists, philosophers and even wish kids.

Feb 25, 2015

Wish Wednesday: An Out Of This World Wish

Wish kid Fred watches the space shuttle launch.
Tonight, take a second to go outside and look up at the night sky. What do you see? Stars, space dust, the moon? Maybe you can point out a few constellations that you remember learning in grade school. For thousands of years the sky has left people in awe, been used for science and inspired thousands of scientists, philosophers and even wish kids.

Wish Wednesday: Music That Heals

Wish kid Ayden recieved a makeover to prepare for her performance.
Music can be therapeutic. The beats, rhythms and melodies of songs create an escape unlike any other, exposing raw emotion and fostering hope. For many wish kids, music is an essential part of their lives, allowing them a chance to escape the pain of treatments for moments at a time. To wish kids, music is a powerful form of medicine, instrumental in their recovery process.

Feb 18, 2015

Wish Wednesday: Music That Heals

Wish kid Ayden recieved a makeover to prepare for her performance.
Music can be therapeutic. The beats, rhythms and melodies of songs create an escape unlike any other, exposing raw emotion and fostering hope. For many wish kids, music is an essential part of their lives, allowing them a chance to escape the pain of treatments for moments at a time. To wish kids, music is a powerful form of medicine, instrumental in their recovery process.

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