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David Tutera – Words from a Celebrity Wish Granter

My work and experience with Make-A-Wish has been remarkable thus far. In this blog, I'd like to speak to my one-on-one involvement with both the organization, as well as my individual involvement with each of the wish kids.

Feb 14, 2014

David Tutera – Words from a Celebrity Wish Granter

My work and experience with Make-A-Wish has been remarkable thus far. In this blog, I'd like to speak to my one-on-one involvement with both the organization, as well as my individual involvement with each of the wish kids.

The Evolution of Wishes

Macy's thanksgiving parade
I think I have the coolest job at Make-A-Wish, but I doubt anyone envies my particular role. When I tell people where I work and explain to them that my job doesn’t involve working directly with wish families, I usually get a remark like, “Oh, well I guess every organization needs people like you!”

Dec 20, 2013

The Evolution of Wishes

Macy's thanksgiving parade
I think I have the coolest job at Make-A-Wish, but I doubt anyone envies my particular role. When I tell people where I work and explain to them that my job doesn’t involve working directly with wish families, I usually get a remark like, “Oh, well I guess every organization needs people like you!”

Experience Comes Full Circle for Wish Granter

On my first day as a corporate alliances manager for Make-A-Wish America, I had the opportunity to sit down with David Williams, our president and CEO. He encouraged me to find a way to get connected to the mission, and I knew I wanted to be a wish granter.

Nov 01, 2013

Experience Comes Full Circle for Wish Granter

On my first day as a corporate alliances manager for Make-A-Wish America, I had the opportunity to sit down with David Williams, our president and CEO. He encouraged me to find a way to get connected to the mission, and I knew I wanted to be a wish granter.

Wish Wednesday – Nessie’s Year of Triumph

Every day, I get a few messages in my inbox about media coverage of wishes. Most of the stories are about Make-A-Wish kids whose wishes have just come true. Today, I found something a little different – a triumphant look at 8-year-old Nessie celebrating one year of remission from lymphoblastic lymphoma.

Oct 23, 2013

Wish Wednesday – Nessie’s Year of Triumph

Every day, I get a few messages in my inbox about media coverage of wishes. Most of the stories are about Make-A-Wish kids whose wishes have just come true. Today, I found something a little different – a triumphant look at 8-year-old Nessie celebrating one year of remission from lymphoblastic lymphoma.

Oct 04, 2013

Electron Boy – Hero’s Wish a Gift to Us All

Electron Boy
The word ‘hero’ has been coming up in my life a lot lately. In emails with wish parents, as the theme for our recent Walk For Wishes, and after our chapter was mentioned in a recent Wish Nation blog post. Read more ...

Oct 04, 2013

Electron Boy – Hero’s Wish a Gift to Us All

Electron Boy
The word ‘hero’ has been coming up in my life a lot lately. In emails with wish parents, as the theme for our recent Walk For Wishes, and after our chapter was mentioned in a recent Wish Nation blog post. Read more ...

Wish Family Encounter Brings the Mission Home

Jamie Sandys at work
My first encounter with a wish family convinced me that wish experiences change lives. Read more ...

Sep 27, 2013

Wish Family Encounter Brings the Mission Home

Jamie Sandys at work
My first encounter with a wish family convinced me that wish experiences change lives. Read more ...

Wish Wednesday - 5 Inspiring Wish Connections

Brad meets firefighters
A wish experience connects. It sparks an interaction between a wish kid and a community that empowers lives. It reaffirms a belief in heroes and a knowledge that others care. As human beings, we can’t thrive in isolation. Our strength comes from the world around us. Read more ...

Sep 25, 2013

Wish Wednesday - 5 Inspiring Wish Connections

Brad meets firefighters
A wish experience connects. It sparks an interaction between a wish kid and a community that empowers lives. It reaffirms a belief in heroes and a knowledge that others care. As human beings, we can’t thrive in isolation. Our strength comes from the world around us. Read more ...

New Beginnings - Not Last Wishes

“Woah, Reno – it’s time for a photo!”
People often ask if it's sad to work at Make-A-Wish. The answer is an emphatic "no," and the reasons can change the way you look at our mission. Read more ...

Sep 20, 2013

New Beginnings - Not Last Wishes

“Woah, Reno – it’s time for a photo!”
People often ask if it's sad to work at Make-A-Wish. The answer is an emphatic "no," and the reasons can change the way you look at our mission. Read more ...

Wish Wednesday: Three Empowering Wishes

Dalton has a voice
Just about every wish is flat-out fun – vacations, theme park visits, living a day as a firefighter, just to name a few. But some wishes by their very nature are something even more empowering. Read more …

Sep 18, 2013

Wish Wednesday: Three Empowering Wishes

Dalton has a voice
Just about every wish is flat-out fun – vacations, theme park visits, living a day as a firefighter, just to name a few. But some wishes by their very nature are something even more empowering. Read more …

Wish Kid Snapshot - Matt in Atlanta

We caught this great photo of wish kid Matt posing at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport with one of our Wishes in Flight® posters. He was on his way back from his Make-A-Wish trip to the Bahamas. Read more ...

Sep 12, 2013

Wish Kid Snapshot - Matt in Atlanta

We caught this great photo of wish kid Matt posing at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport with one of our Wishes in Flight® posters. He was on his way back from his Make-A-Wish trip to the Bahamas. Read more ...

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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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