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Wish Wednesday - Getaway Wishes to Find Freedom

Greyson wished to look for seashells.
There’s nothing fun about being in a hospital room. Unfortunately, because of their medical conditions, our wish kids know everything about being confined to the hospital. Between these walls and halls, they take a deep breath and imagine the perfect escape.

Dec 03, 2014

Wish Wednesday - Getaway Wishes to Find Freedom

Greyson wished to look for seashells.
There’s nothing fun about being in a hospital room. Unfortunately, because of their medical conditions, our wish kids know everything about being confined to the hospital. Between these walls and halls, they take a deep breath and imagine the perfect escape.

11 Reasons I Am Thankful For Make-A-Wish

Nick as Red Lightning
This holiday season, as you think back over the year for what you are most thankful for, I hope that you will remember all of the wish kids Make-A-Wish has helped throughout the year. I remember second grader Nick, who showed Seattle how to fight crime in his wish to be a superhero. I remember when Austin rode with racer Tommy Johnson Jr. at speeds of over 140 mph. And who could forget when Ranger Gabriel stopped that forest fire in Yellowstone?

Nov 26, 2014

11 Reasons I Am Thankful For Make-A-Wish

Nick as Red Lightning
This holiday season, as you think back over the year for what you are most thankful for, I hope that you will remember all of the wish kids Make-A-Wish has helped throughout the year. I remember second grader Nick, who showed Seattle how to fight crime in his wish to be a superhero. I remember when Austin rode with racer Tommy Johnson Jr. at speeds of over 140 mph. And who could forget when Ranger Gabriel stopped that forest fire in Yellowstone?

Make-A-Wish Creates Agents of Change

sam I wish to have a baseball field
Mahatma Gandhi once said, "You must be the change you wish to see in the world." Every child has a fresh, unique take on the world; a new perspective. Children from all over the world have the ability to be agents for change. As we are all aware, some kids do suffer from life-threatening medical conditions, but we can't let that keep them down. When children have their wish granted, the world opens up to them and they have the chance to be inspired. When donors help grant a wish, they can change the world.

Nov 07, 2014

Make-A-Wish Creates Agents of Change

sam I wish to have a baseball field
Mahatma Gandhi once said, "You must be the change you wish to see in the world." Every child has a fresh, unique take on the world; a new perspective. Children from all over the world have the ability to be agents for change. As we are all aware, some kids do suffer from life-threatening medical conditions, but we can't let that keep them down. When children have their wish granted, the world opens up to them and they have the chance to be inspired. When donors help grant a wish, they can change the world.

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.

Oct 03, 2014

My First Day as a Wish Granter

Rex Velvet encounters wish kid Colby
“You don’t just stay at just granting the wish…you take it to the next level.”

Oct 03, 2014

My First Day as a Wish Granter

Rex Velvet encounters wish kid Colby
“You don’t just stay at just granting the wish…you take it to the next level.”

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.

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.

Hope, Strength and...

Nyiah experiences joy on her Hawaiian adventure
You know those “ah ha” moments? Those moments of clarity, where something makes sense in a way that it didn’t previously. Mine hit me on my day off.

Jul 25, 2014

Hope, Strength and...

Nyiah experiences joy on her Hawaiian adventure
You know those “ah ha” moments? Those moments of clarity, where something makes sense in a way that it didn’t previously. Mine hit me on my day off.

The Ones We Carry - Exploring the Impact of a Wish

Wish kid Jordan at the NFL Pro Bowl
It did not take long to realize that, like myself, many working or interning at Make-A-Wish carry a story or a person with them, one that inspires them to want to work for this organization.

Jul 18, 2014

The Ones We Carry - Exploring the Impact of a Wish

Wish kid Jordan at the NFL Pro Bowl
It did not take long to realize that, like myself, many working or interning at Make-A-Wish carry a story or a person with them, one that inspires them to want to work for this organization.

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.

About this Blog

Wish Nation gives you a behind-the-scenes look at Make-A-Wish®. See how wishes come together and how they change lives forever. Hear directly from those who work or volunteer here, or those who have been transformed by a wish. And learn why we are so committed to someday granting the wish of every eligible child, every year.

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