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Beyond the Bucks: 4 Ways to Grant Wishes

beyond the bucks
It was junior year of high school and I needed more community service hours for the National Honors Society. As usual, the options were limited to half-baked events like setting up a Halloween festival or convincing my Spanish teacher to let me clean her room during lunch.

Apr 15, 2016

Beyond the Bucks: 4 Ways to Grant Wishes

beyond the bucks
It was junior year of high school and I needed more community service hours for the National Honors Society. As usual, the options were limited to half-baked events like setting up a Halloween festival or convincing my Spanish teacher to let me clean her room during lunch.

Random Wish Kid Photo: Jillian Welcomes Her New Puppy

Jillian Puppy Wish
It's difficult not to use the word 'adorable' when you see this picture of Jillian. I came across it after researching wishes and was struck by how happy she seemed. But as with all wish kids, a photo can never sum up the steps it has taken them to get to the point of celebration and smiles.

Apr 01, 2016

Random Wish Kid Photo: Jillian Welcomes Her New Puppy

Jillian Puppy Wish
It's difficult not to use the word 'adorable' when you see this picture of Jillian. I came across it after researching wishes and was struck by how happy she seemed. But as with all wish kids, a photo can never sum up the steps it has taken them to get to the point of celebration and smiles.

You Can't Take a Wish Away

You can't take a wish away
There is no warehouse of wishes that can go out of stock if too many people order them. And they don’t require some children to sacrifice for others.

Mar 25, 2016

You Can't Take a Wish Away

You can't take a wish away
There is no warehouse of wishes that can go out of stock if too many people order them. And they don’t require some children to sacrifice for others.

How to Balance Adult-ing and Volunteering as a Recent Graduate

Recent graduate
What is life really like as a recent graduate? Bills, mysterious phrases like 401(k) and Roth IRA, weekends without homework, wrinkles, careers ... According to the general population, this collection of alphabet soup equals adulthood.

Mar 18, 2016

How to Balance Adult-ing and Volunteering as a Recent Graduate

Recent graduate
What is life really like as a recent graduate? Bills, mysterious phrases like 401(k) and Roth IRA, weekends without homework, wrinkles, careers ... According to the general population, this collection of alphabet soup equals adulthood.

Beginning Chemotherapy Treatment: Expectations and Realities

Chemotherapy Treatment
Overcoming a serious illnesses is a venture into the unknown. What will the consequences be? What will the doctors say? What unexpected difficulties will come up? This week, we're turning to parents and wish kids to share their advice. This is Part 1 of our series, with Part 2 to follow Friday.

Feb 17, 2016

Beginning Chemotherapy Treatment: Expectations and Realities

Chemotherapy Treatment
Overcoming a serious illnesses is a venture into the unknown. What will the consequences be? What will the doctors say? What unexpected difficulties will come up? This week, we're turning to parents and wish kids to share their advice. This is Part 1 of our series, with Part 2 to follow Friday.

How to Plan a Memorable Children’s Party: 3 Easy Tips

Children's Party
Planning a children’s party requires negotiating many deceptively simple factors. There are friends to invite, parents who must confirm schedules, surprise elements, decorations, locations and even the indefinable sense of what will make for the most dynamic, ‘fun’ theme.

Feb 08, 2016

How to Plan a Memorable Children’s Party: 3 Easy Tips

Children's Party
Planning a children’s party requires negotiating many deceptively simple factors. There are friends to invite, parents who must confirm schedules, surprise elements, decorations, locations and even the indefinable sense of what will make for the most dynamic, ‘fun’ theme.

Random Wish Kid Photo: Braxton's Last Day of Chemo

Braxton Wish Kid
Every so often, I come across a photo of a wish kid that makes me re-consider my perspective on the wish granting process and what it means to be involved with Make-A-Wish. In this picture, wish kid Braxton smiles about a significant milestone in his 6 years of life. He's gotten through chemotherapy and is about to go on a wish trip to his favorite theme park. But there is always more to the story.

Jan 21, 2016

Random Wish Kid Photo: Braxton's Last Day of Chemo

Braxton Wish Kid
Every so often, I come across a photo of a wish kid that makes me re-consider my perspective on the wish granting process and what it means to be involved with Make-A-Wish. In this picture, wish kid Braxton smiles about a significant milestone in his 6 years of life. He's gotten through chemotherapy and is about to go on a wish trip to his favorite theme park. But there is always more to the story.

How Three Volunteers Teamed Up to Help Kids

macy's believe
The first thing I noticed about Irelynn’s wish granters was their wonky Santa hats.

Jan 08, 2016

How Three Volunteers Teamed Up to Help Kids

macy's believe
The first thing I noticed about Irelynn’s wish granters was their wonky Santa hats.

Reflections on 13 Years as a Volunteer

“I was getting my stuff and all of the sudden I heard my name, and just as I turned this little girl comes running at me … just about knocks me off my feet.”

Dec 30, 2015

Reflections on 13 Years as a Volunteer

“I was getting my stuff and all of the sudden I heard my name, and just as I turned this little girl comes running at me … just about knocks me off my feet.”

Pets - A Connection to a Typical Life

Amaya puppy wish
It all started with my mom’s allergy to cats. That first spark of hesitancy toward pet-ownership was further cemented by multiple moves. Then I became allergic to dogs – breaking out in low-grade cold symptoms when in confined spaces with them. There was a general consensus that we just weren’t really a family that had pets.

Dec 09, 2015

Pets - A Connection to a Typical Life

Amaya puppy wish
It all started with my mom’s allergy to cats. That first spark of hesitancy toward pet-ownership was further cemented by multiple moves. Then I became allergic to dogs – breaking out in low-grade cold symptoms when in confined spaces with them. There was a general consensus that we just weren’t really a family that had pets.

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