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Wish Wednesday - Unexpected and Simple Wishes

One of my favorite things is when a child wishes for the unexpected — the wishes to meet a favorite celebrity or wishes to visit a theme park are always exciting. And yet, it’s the smaller wishes that make me pause and naturally create a connection of some sort with these wish kids.

Sep 10, 2014

Wish Wednesday - Unexpected and Simple Wishes

One of my favorite things is when a child wishes for the unexpected — the wishes to meet a favorite celebrity or wishes to visit a theme park are always exciting. And yet, it’s the smaller wishes that make me pause and naturally create a connection of some sort with these wish kids.

Wish Wednesday - Healing Homes

Alicia enjoys her new hot tub with the help of her mom
Most of our wish kids have spent time in the hospital receiving tests and treatment. But every now and then, kids wish to take their therapy home with them. When a child’s bedroom or backyard can be transformed into a place of healing, that’s something we notice.

Aug 06, 2014

Wish Wednesday - Healing Homes

Alicia enjoys her new hot tub with the help of her mom
Most of our wish kids have spent time in the hospital receiving tests and treatment. But every now and then, kids wish to take their therapy home with them. When a child’s bedroom or backyard can be transformed into a place of healing, that’s something we notice.

Wish Wednesday - Playing in the Dirt

Keegan walks tall with his fellow loggers
Clean, white walls. Stiff beds. Sterile, metal instruments. If this was your world, the desire to be outside, to have dirt under your fingernails and a tool belt around your waist can be powerful. These three wish kids simply wanted to play in the dirt and were transformed into construction workers and loggers in the process.

Jul 30, 2014

Wish Wednesday - Playing in the Dirt

Keegan walks tall with his fellow loggers
Clean, white walls. Stiff beds. Sterile, metal instruments. If this was your world, the desire to be outside, to have dirt under your fingernails and a tool belt around your waist can be powerful. These three wish kids simply wanted to play in the dirt and were transformed into construction workers and loggers in the process.

Wish Wednesday - When a Wish Becomes a Career

Amanda showcases her work at a solo exhibit
Every wish leaves an impact – some offer an escape from the fear of illness, others see a child through treatments and into recovery. But every now and then, wishes take kids all the way to their dream careers.

Jul 23, 2014

Wish Wednesday - When a Wish Becomes a Career

Amanda showcases her work at a solo exhibit
Every wish leaves an impact – some offer an escape from the fear of illness, others see a child through treatments and into recovery. But every now and then, wishes take kids all the way to their dream careers.

University of Michigan Gets a Recruit Unlike Any Other

ESPN My Wish Make-A-Wish
University of Michigan super fan Stephen has passionately supported the maize and blue his entire life (literally…he was brought home from the hospital wearing UM apparel). His wish to experience a “mock recruiting trip” allowed him to visit Ann Arbor as a highly touted Wolverine recruit, and in the process, temporarily forget about his battle with leukemia.

Jul 21, 2014

University of Michigan Gets a Recruit Unlike Any Other

ESPN My Wish Make-A-Wish
University of Michigan super fan Stephen has passionately supported the maize and blue his entire life (literally…he was brought home from the hospital wearing UM apparel). His wish to experience a “mock recruiting trip” allowed him to visit Ann Arbor as a highly touted Wolverine recruit, and in the process, temporarily forget about his battle with leukemia.

Behind the Scenes: An Inside Look at the 9th Annual ESPN “My Wish” Series

Behind the scenes ESPN My Wish
A jungle of multi-colored wires snake through a living room previously occupied by only furniture and family photos. The complexity of the scene is illuminated by strategically placed overhead lights. Surrounding the area are high-powered video cameras primed to beautifully capture all of the sights and sounds. In the center of the scene, there is an opening – free from all of the chords and equipment that border it. And in that opening are two folding chairs: one occupied by a wish mom and the other occupied by award winning, world renowned sports reporter, Chris Connelly. Welcome behind the scenes of the 9th annual ESPN “My Wish” series.

Jul 16, 2014

Behind the Scenes: An Inside Look at the 9th Annual ESPN “My Wish” Series

Behind the scenes ESPN My Wish
A jungle of multi-colored wires snake through a living room previously occupied by only furniture and family photos. The complexity of the scene is illuminated by strategically placed overhead lights. Surrounding the area are high-powered video cameras primed to beautifully capture all of the sights and sounds. In the center of the scene, there is an opening – free from all of the chords and equipment that border it. And in that opening are two folding chairs: one occupied by a wish mom and the other occupied by award winning, world renowned sports reporter, Chris Connelly. Welcome behind the scenes of the 9th annual ESPN “My Wish” series.

Wish Wednesday - Wish Kids Brighten Hospital Rooms

Dominic pays it forward with his wish.
A hospital means treatments and surgeries. It’s often home to the darkest time in wish kids’ lives. But for some creative kids, it becomes the inspiration for their wish – an opportunity to pass hope on to other children who know the fear and pain of illness.

Jul 09, 2014

Wish Wednesday - Wish Kids Brighten Hospital Rooms

Dominic pays it forward with his wish.
A hospital means treatments and surgeries. It’s often home to the darkest time in wish kids’ lives. But for some creative kids, it becomes the inspiration for their wish – an opportunity to pass hope on to other children who know the fear and pain of illness.

Wish Wednesday - Working on the Railroad

Liam
From old-fashioned steam engines to modern electric rails, trains have captured the public’s imagination for centuries. But when a kid’s greatest wish is to conduct a locomotive, we take notice. This week, here are the stories of three wish kids who wanted to get a little closer to the rails, and discovered in themselves an adventurer.

Jul 02, 2014

Wish Wednesday - Working on the Railroad

Liam
From old-fashioned steam engines to modern electric rails, trains have captured the public’s imagination for centuries. But when a kid’s greatest wish is to conduct a locomotive, we take notice. This week, here are the stories of three wish kids who wanted to get a little closer to the rails, and discovered in themselves an adventurer.

Make-A-Wish Brazil Volunteers are Real World Cup Winners

Make-A-Wish Brazil volunteers
On June 22, the first of nearly 50 families arrived in Curitiba, Brazil, for the 2014 World Cup. Waiting for them just outside the baggage claim were volunteers from Make-A-Wish Brazil, one of the Make-A-Wish International affiliates.

Jun 27, 2014

Make-A-Wish Brazil Volunteers are Real World Cup Winners

Make-A-Wish Brazil volunteers
On June 22, the first of nearly 50 families arrived in Curitiba, Brazil, for the 2014 World Cup. Waiting for them just outside the baggage claim were volunteers from Make-A-Wish Brazil, one of the Make-A-Wish International affiliates.

Wish Wednesday - Boats, Campers and Bicycles

Nate
For wish kids, the desire to explore – to replace hospital rooms with fresh air and open skies – is powerful. A vehicle, even one as simple as a bicycle, can open their world.

Jun 25, 2014

Wish Wednesday - Boats, Campers and Bicycles

Nate
For wish kids, the desire to explore – to replace hospital rooms with fresh air and open skies – is powerful. A vehicle, even one as simple as a bicycle, can open their world.

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