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Mar 12, 2014

Finding Proof in the Importance of a Wish

Maine, skiing, impact, Adam, I am a wish kid
When I accepted the position at Make-A-Wish Maine, I knew I found the right place for me. Since college, I’ve worked in development and was thrilled to join an organization like Make-A-Wish because it was getting to the heart of why I wanted to work in the nonprofit world: to make a difference I could feel.

Mar 12, 2014

Finding Proof in the Importance of a Wish

Maine, skiing, impact, Adam, I am a wish kid
When I accepted the position at Make-A-Wish Maine, I knew I found the right place for me. Since college, I’ve worked in development and was thrilled to join an organization like Make-A-Wish because it was getting to the heart of why I wanted to work in the nonprofit world: to make a difference I could feel.

A Reason for Optimism Among Loss

Fault in Our Stars
The passing of wish kids is always difficult for the Make-A-Wish family. When this happens, we have to find optimism in how they lived their lives.

Mar 10, 2014

A Reason for Optimism Among Loss

Fault in Our Stars
The passing of wish kids is always difficult for the Make-A-Wish family. When this happens, we have to find optimism in how they lived their lives.

Wish Wednesday: Wishes in the Fast Lane

Allan's car designer wish
Your adrenaline is pumping, the starting flag waves and you tap your foot on the gas pedal.

Feb 12, 2014

Wish Wednesday: Wishes in the Fast Lane

Allan's car designer wish
Your adrenaline is pumping, the starting flag waves and you tap your foot on the gas pedal.

Jan 24, 2014

Wish Granting: It's Rewarding, Not Sad

Whenever I tell someone I’m a volunteer wish granter, the most common response is “I could never do that, it’s so sad.” But really, it isn’t.

Jan 24, 2014

Wish Granting: It's Rewarding, Not Sad

Whenever I tell someone I’m a volunteer wish granter, the most common response is “I could never do that, it’s so sad.” But really, it isn’t.

Experiencing Life Not Just for the Healthy

Fault in Our Stars
For anyone out there who hasn’t read John Green’s best-selling book The Fault In Our Stars, to you I say: Go read it right now. There has been a lot of debate surrounding the upcoming movie adaptation of this story – specifically the tongue-in-cheek tag line that graces its new movie poster. Under the title it reads: “one sick love story”, but it’s not the type of “sick” you would expect.

Jan 10, 2014

Experiencing Life Not Just for the Healthy

Fault in Our Stars
For anyone out there who hasn’t read John Green’s best-selling book The Fault In Our Stars, to you I say: Go read it right now. There has been a lot of debate surrounding the upcoming movie adaptation of this story – specifically the tongue-in-cheek tag line that graces its new movie poster. Under the title it reads: “one sick love story”, but it’s not the type of “sick” you would expect.

My Top 2013 Make-A-Wish Moments

Wish kid Darrius
This was a year of great things for Make-A-Wish kids. Some events were so incredible that they made it into the national spotlight. Others were equally as wonderful, but shone in the communities where they took place. As 2013 ends, let’s recap a transformational year.

Dec 31, 2013

My Top 2013 Make-A-Wish Moments

Wish kid Darrius
This was a year of great things for Make-A-Wish kids. Some events were so incredible that they made it into the national spotlight. Others were equally as wonderful, but shone in the communities where they took place. As 2013 ends, let’s recap a transformational year.

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!”

Future Friday - 3 Empowering Wishes

Jaeda
We, as women, have more opportunities than ever before to take charge of our careers and our lives. For Future Friday let’s appreciate three awesome wish kids who took charge of their futures and made their own destiny – all while dealing with or overcoming their medical challenges. Read more ...

Dec 13, 2013

Future Friday - 3 Empowering Wishes

Jaeda
We, as women, have more opportunities than ever before to take charge of our careers and our lives. For Future Friday let’s appreciate three awesome wish kids who took charge of their futures and made their own destiny – all while dealing with or overcoming their medical challenges. Read more ...

Frosty Friday – 3 Winter Wishes

Kody winter wish
Winter is coming. For Make-A-Wish kids, there’s more joy in those words than you’ll ever get out of those gloomy Starks from A Game of Thrones.

Nov 22, 2013

Frosty Friday – 3 Winter Wishes

Kody winter wish
Winter is coming. For Make-A-Wish kids, there’s more joy in those words than you’ll ever get out of those gloomy Starks from A Game of Thrones.

Air Force Reunites Wish Kid with Brother

Jonah Air Force reunion
Anyone with a great older brother or sister will understand Jonah’s wish. He calls his older brother, Jared, his best friend. But they haven't seen each other in months.

Nov 15, 2013

Air Force Reunites Wish Kid with Brother

Jonah Air Force reunion
Anyone with a great older brother or sister will understand Jonah’s wish. He calls his older brother, Jared, his best friend. But they haven't seen each other in months.

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