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A Wish Kid's Courage I Will Remember

Yangzi and his running blade
Now that my internship is coming to an end, I have had a series of thoughts flowing through my head. I loved my internship, and I am more than humbled and grateful to have worked here, but there is one story that will stick with me forever.

Dec 12, 2014

A Wish Kid's Courage I Will Remember

Yangzi and his running blade
Now that my internship is coming to an end, I have had a series of thoughts flowing through my head. I loved my internship, and I am more than humbled and grateful to have worked here, but there is one story that will stick with me forever.

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?

More than 20 Years After a Wish

Today's Wish Nation post is a look back at a wish more than 20 years after it came true. Guest writer and wish kid-turned-mom Shawna will show you how her wish helped her cope - and how it continues to be part of her life today.

Oct 10, 2014

More than 20 Years After a Wish

Today's Wish Nation post is a look back at a wish more than 20 years after it came true. Guest writer and wish kid-turned-mom Shawna will show you how her wish helped her cope - and how it continues to be part of her life today.

Random Wish Kid Photo - Gavin Soars Over New Zealand

Gavin soars over New Zealand during his Make-A-Wish experience.
There’s nothing like looking down at the ground from 20,000 feet to gain a little perspective. Except, maybe, hearing a story about a kid’s wish coming true.

Sep 15, 2014

Random Wish Kid Photo - Gavin Soars Over New Zealand

Gavin soars over New Zealand during his Make-A-Wish experience.
There’s nothing like looking down at the ground from 20,000 feet to gain a little perspective. Except, maybe, hearing a story about a kid’s wish coming true.

Through Josiah's Lens: Turning a Wish into an Experience

Josiah shares a great shot with his family.
Josiah leans over the metal bar and focuses his camera lens. A grazing giraffe comes into view. Josiah zooms in. Behind him, professional photographer Ryan Hawk suggests how to frame the photo. The shutter snaps.

Aug 01, 2014

Through Josiah's Lens: Turning a Wish into an Experience

Josiah shares a great shot with his family.
Josiah leans over the metal bar and focuses his camera lens. A grazing giraffe comes into view. Josiah zooms in. Behind him, professional photographer Ryan Hawk suggests how to frame the photo. The shutter snaps.

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.

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