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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.

Sharing the Wonder

Hailey and R.J. Palacio
I was 13 when I found it. It was 448 pages of truth. For anyone who has found solace in the pages of a book or comfort in a character, they remember that moment, those words. Nine-year-old Hailey from Ann Arbor, Michigan, knows what I’m talking about.

Jun 30, 2014

Sharing the Wonder

Hailey and R.J. Palacio
I was 13 when I found it. It was 448 pages of truth. For anyone who has found solace in the pages of a book or comfort in a character, they remember that moment, those words. Nine-year-old Hailey from Ann Arbor, Michigan, knows what I’m talking about.

More Than Soccer - Wish Kids Find Bond in Shared Experiences

Wish kids and families bond in Brazil
Make-A-Wish experiences bring people together. Less than five days ago, kids and families who have never met each other arrived in Curitiba. In that short time, they have bonded over shared interests and experiences.

Jun 20, 2014

More Than Soccer - Wish Kids Find Bond in Shared Experiences

Wish kids and families bond in Brazil
Make-A-Wish experiences bring people together. Less than five days ago, kids and families who have never met each other arrived in Curitiba. In that short time, they have bonded over shared interests and experiences.

Wish Experience Makes the World Huge Again

Melissa
Sometimes, sitting in my bed for hours on end, I felt quite diminutive and trapped; hidden away from the world like a prisoner in a jail cell. There were days where it took all my energy to get out of bed, not out of a lack of physical energy, but that of a mental one. The only access to fresh air or sun was on the roof of the hospital during my stays in treatment.

May 30, 2014

Wish Experience Makes the World Huge Again

Melissa
Sometimes, sitting in my bed for hours on end, I felt quite diminutive and trapped; hidden away from the world like a prisoner in a jail cell. There were days where it took all my energy to get out of bed, not out of a lack of physical energy, but that of a mental one. The only access to fresh air or sun was on the roof of the hospital during my stays in treatment.

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!”

Make-A-Wish Remembers Kevin Sharp

Kevin Sharp lived his wish and went on to do even more.
The world knew Kevin Sharp as a country star. Make-A-Wish knew him as a wish kid. And I knew Kevin as a genuine, reflective human being who made the world better.

Apr 21, 2014

Make-A-Wish Remembers Kevin Sharp

Kevin Sharp lived his wish and went on to do even more.
The world knew Kevin Sharp as a country star. Make-A-Wish knew him as a wish kid. And I knew Kevin as a genuine, reflective human being who made the world better.

Part 2 - Wish Kid Shares Her Journey to Antarctica

Last week, Alexandra invited us to join her for the first phase of her wish trip - a voyage to Antarctica. Today, she wraps the experience up for us.

Apr 09, 2014

Part 2 - Wish Kid Shares Her Journey to Antarctica

Last week, Alexandra invited us to join her for the first phase of her wish trip - a voyage to Antarctica. Today, she wraps the experience up for us.

Wish Kid Shares Her Journey to Antarctica

When the Wish Nation team heard about a wish kid who visited Antarctica, we knew this was a story we had to share. Alexandra, 15, created this blog post to give us all an insider’s view of one of the world’s most-remote locations … and to connect us with what a wish can do for the kids we serve. This is Part One – stand by for Part Two next week. And be sure to check out the Wishes In Flight® video!

Apr 02, 2014

Wish Kid Shares Her Journey to Antarctica

When the Wish Nation team heard about a wish kid who visited Antarctica, we knew this was a story we had to share. Alexandra, 15, created this blog post to give us all an insider’s view of one of the world’s most-remote locations … and to connect us with what a wish can do for the kids we serve. This is Part One – stand by for Part Two next week. And be sure to check out the Wishes In Flight® video!

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