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Auction for Super Bowl XLVIII Pearl Drums Helps Grant Wishes

Pearl Drum Kit with NFL team logos
Right now, football fans are waiting for to dive into Super Bowl XLVIII festivities. But drum fans are already locked into a competition of their own: a chance to win an auction for the kits Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith will play at the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show. The auction benefits Make-A-Wish.

Jan 31, 2014

Auction for Super Bowl XLVIII Pearl Drums Helps Grant Wishes

Pearl Drum Kit with NFL team logos
Right now, football fans are waiting for to dive into Super Bowl XLVIII festivities. But drum fans are already locked into a competition of their own: a chance to win an auction for the kits Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith will play at the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show. The auction benefits Make-A-Wish.

Catch Up With GRAMMY Wish As it Happens

GRAMMY Awards
The 2013 GRAMMY® Awards are just days away. Four wish kids and their families are in Los Angeles right now. They’re enjoying the events that lead up to the big day.

Jan 22, 2014

Catch Up With GRAMMY Wish As it Happens

GRAMMY Awards
The 2013 GRAMMY® Awards are just days away. Four wish kids and their families are in Los Angeles right now. They’re enjoying the events that lead up to the big day.

San Diego Photographer Brings Wishes to Life

Trevor Stolebarger
At the heart of every legendary Make-A-Wish story, you’ll find a photo … a vibrant image that lifts you from wherever you are and parachutes you into a moment that redefines the possibilities in a kid’s life.

Jan 17, 2014

San Diego Photographer Brings Wishes to Life

Trevor Stolebarger
At the heart of every legendary Make-A-Wish story, you’ll find a photo … a vibrant image that lifts you from wherever you are and parachutes you into a moment that redefines the possibilities in a kid’s life.

Wish Kid to Blog About GRAMMY Award Adventure

GRAMMY Awards
As Wish Nation enters its first full calendar year, we’re about to bring you another milestone: In the coming weeks, wish kid Kellie will blog about a wish as it unfolds. And it’s a big one … Kellie is going to the 2014 GRAMMY® Awards.

Jan 08, 2014

Wish Kid to Blog About GRAMMY Award Adventure

GRAMMY Awards
As Wish Nation enters its first full calendar year, we’re about to bring you another milestone: In the coming weeks, wish kid Kellie will blog about a wish as it unfolds. And it’s a big one … Kellie is going to the 2014 GRAMMY® Awards.

Why I Left a Legacy With Make-A-Wish

Why Make-A-Wish? We all have our reasons. For some, it’s a direct connection – a friend or loved one with a life-threatening medical condition received a wish. For others, it is less personal. Perhaps they saw an inspiring wish story in the news or heard about a favorite celebrity who grants wishes.

Dec 11, 2013

Why I Left a Legacy With Make-A-Wish

Why Make-A-Wish? We all have our reasons. For some, it’s a direct connection – a friend or loved one with a life-threatening medical condition received a wish. For others, it is less personal. Perhaps they saw an inspiring wish story in the news or heard about a favorite celebrity who grants wishes.

Son’s Wish Turns Mom Into Super-Fundraiser

Veronica is presented with a check at her Bowl-A-Thon event
It’s been more than 13 years since Veronica Johnson lost her son, Dylan, to a congenital heart defect. Her response to a personal tragedy few parents can imagine: raise funds so other children like Dylan can discover the escape of a Make-A-Wish experience. So far, her annual Dylan Johnson Memorial Bowl-A-Thon has raised more than $250,000 for the Greater Bay Area chapter.

Dec 06, 2013

Son’s Wish Turns Mom Into Super-Fundraiser

Veronica is presented with a check at her Bowl-A-Thon event
It’s been more than 13 years since Veronica Johnson lost her son, Dylan, to a congenital heart defect. Her response to a personal tragedy few parents can imagine: raise funds so other children like Dylan can discover the escape of a Make-A-Wish experience. So far, her annual Dylan Johnson Memorial Bowl-A-Thon has raised more than $250,000 for the Greater Bay Area chapter.

Papa Roach Steps up for Mark's Rock Star Wish

Mark, Papa Roach, rock star experience
Music has power that’s hard to explain. There’s something in a chord progression or a drum fill that can turn a person’s mood. Sometimes, the notes just settle into the mind and take root. The lyrics connect the listener and the artist, even if they never meet.

Nov 21, 2013

Papa Roach Steps up for Mark's Rock Star Wish

Mark, Papa Roach, rock star experience
Music has power that’s hard to explain. There’s something in a chord progression or a drum fill that can turn a person’s mood. Sometimes, the notes just settle into the mind and take root. The lyrics connect the listener and the artist, even if they never meet.

Kristina Rhodes: One-Woman Make-A-Wish Machine

Kristina Rhodes
You might be tempted to call Kristina Rhodes a one-woman “Make-A-Wish machine.” A resident and realtor in Evansville, Ind., Kristina knew about Make-A-Wish through her mother who had volunteered in Ft. Wayne. When Kristina learned there was only one other Make-A-Wish volunteer in her region, she discovered her passion and got to work.

Nov 08, 2013

Kristina Rhodes: One-Woman Make-A-Wish Machine

Kristina Rhodes
You might be tempted to call Kristina Rhodes a one-woman “Make-A-Wish machine.” A resident and realtor in Evansville, Ind., Kristina knew about Make-A-Wish through her mother who had volunteered in Ft. Wayne. When Kristina learned there was only one other Make-A-Wish volunteer in her region, she discovered her passion and got to work.

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.

Doing Good When Nobody is Watching

Some of my favorite moments of working for Make-A-Wish come from chance encounters. I'll meet people, they'll learn that I work for Make-A-Wish … and then the entire conversation changes.

Oct 25, 2013

Doing Good When Nobody is Watching

Some of my favorite moments of working for Make-A-Wish come from chance encounters. I'll meet people, they'll learn that I work for Make-A-Wish … and then the entire conversation changes.

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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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