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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.

Wish Wednesday - 3 Give Back Wishes

Lauren gives comfort & hope
It’s November. Halloween is over and everyone prepares for the holiday season. As my friends and family use their social media pages to give thanks or encourage giving, I think of the wish kids who used their wish to give to others. I give you this week’s Wish Wednesday: 3 Give Back Wishes.

Nov 06, 2013

Wish Wednesday - 3 Give Back Wishes

Lauren gives comfort & hope
It’s November. Halloween is over and everyone prepares for the holiday season. As my friends and family use their social media pages to give thanks or encourage giving, I think of the wish kids who used their wish to give to others. I give you this week’s Wish Wednesday: 3 Give Back Wishes.

Wish Wednesday - Three Great Adventure Wishes

Colin goes whale watching
Would you jump out of an airplane? Would you drive straight toward the eye of a hurricane? These adventures might make the average person’s heart skip a beat. But they’re all wishes that have been made by wish kids. And when the time came they weren’t afraid … they were thrilled.

Oct 30, 2013

Wish Wednesday - Three Great Adventure Wishes

Colin goes whale watching
Would you jump out of an airplane? Would you drive straight toward the eye of a hurricane? These adventures might make the average person’s heart skip a beat. But they’re all wishes that have been made by wish kids. And when the time came they weren’t afraid … they were thrilled.

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.

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 ...

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 …

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