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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.

Random Wish Kid Photo - Jamesia Goes on a Shopping Spree

Jamesia shopping spree Mississippi
Timing is everything, especially when you have a camera in your hand. Lose your concentration or fumble with the settings for even just a split second, and you can miss a perfect moment in time. It will pass with only our memory to preserve it.

Mar 27, 2014

Random Wish Kid Photo - Jamesia Goes on a Shopping Spree

Jamesia shopping spree Mississippi
Timing is everything, especially when you have a camera in your hand. Lose your concentration or fumble with the settings for even just a split second, and you can miss a perfect moment in time. It will pass with only our memory to preserve it.

Wish Kid Makes the Perfect Police Officer

Before I joined Make-A-Wish, I spent several years as a news reporter. I often covered breaking news – which meant spending a lot of time with law officers.

Mar 19, 2014

Wish Kid Makes the Perfect Police Officer

Before I joined Make-A-Wish, I spent several years as a news reporter. I often covered breaking news – which meant spending a lot of time with law officers.

Random Wish Kid Photo of the Day – Ethan and the Stingray

Royal Caribbean, Oklahoma, Ethan, I wish to go, stingray
Today, Wish Nation introduces something new … our Random Wish Kid Photo of the Day. We just run into photos now and then that tell you everything on their own.

Mar 14, 2014

Random Wish Kid Photo of the Day – Ethan and the Stingray

Royal Caribbean, Oklahoma, Ethan, I wish to go, stingray
Today, Wish Nation introduces something new … our Random Wish Kid Photo of the Day. We just run into photos now and then that tell you everything on their own.

A Reason for Optimism Among Loss

Fault in Our Stars
The passing of wish kids is always difficult for the Make-A-Wish family. When this happens, we have to find optimism in how they lived their lives.

Mar 10, 2014

A Reason for Optimism Among Loss

Fault in Our Stars
The passing of wish kids is always difficult for the Make-A-Wish family. When this happens, we have to find optimism in how they lived their lives.

A Wish Kid, a Rebel – and a Lasting Friendship

dak John Morton Star Wars
There are plenty of ways to determine someone’s Star Wars street cred. One of my favorites? Find out if the name "Dak" rings a bell.

Mar 05, 2014

A Wish Kid, a Rebel – and a Lasting Friendship

dak John Morton Star Wars
There are plenty of ways to determine someone’s Star Wars street cred. One of my favorites? Find out if the name "Dak" rings a bell.

More Than Theme Parks

make-a-wish disney
Years ago, I learned a great lesson about how people recognize Make-A-Wish. I was on vacation in a remote part of Belize, hiking with a group of people from all over the world. As we got to know each other, someone asked about where I work. Every single person in the group recognized “Make-A-Wish.”

Feb 19, 2014

More Than Theme Parks

make-a-wish disney
Years ago, I learned a great lesson about how people recognize Make-A-Wish. I was on vacation in a remote part of Belize, hiking with a group of people from all over the world. As we got to know each other, someone asked about where I work. Every single person in the group recognized “Make-A-Wish.”

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