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Wish Wednesday- Wish Kids Find Hope In a Lighthouse

Luke looking out his lighthouse window.
Lighthouses serve a vital purpose. They guide sailors and their ships safely back to the shore. No matter how rough the sea is or how dark the night, lighthouses shine and provide a sense of safety and comfort – they give hope. Similarly, when Justin and Luke were given the opportunity for a wish, they both faced challenging situations. And, they used their wish to have a lighthouse – or to tend for one.

Nov 19, 2014

Wish Wednesday- Wish Kids Find Hope In a Lighthouse

Luke looking out his lighthouse window.
Lighthouses serve a vital purpose. They guide sailors and their ships safely back to the shore. No matter how rough the sea is or how dark the night, lighthouses shine and provide a sense of safety and comfort – they give hope. Similarly, when Justin and Luke were given the opportunity for a wish, they both faced challenging situations. And, they used their wish to have a lighthouse – or to tend for one.

On the Movie Set With Wish Kid Clark

Clark Make-A-Wish UK Life Photography
Today, Wish Nation is excited to introduce you to Clark, a 7-year-old wish kid from the UK. Chrissie Hinde, marketing officer at Make-A-Wish UK, will share her first-hand view of Clark's imaginative wish to be the star in his own movie ... this blog post is also our first-ever from our friends in the UK. Make-A-Wish UK is one of 38 Make-A-Wish International affiliates serving children in nearly 50 countries around the world.

Nov 14, 2014

On the Movie Set With Wish Kid Clark

Clark Make-A-Wish UK Life Photography
Today, Wish Nation is excited to introduce you to Clark, a 7-year-old wish kid from the UK. Chrissie Hinde, marketing officer at Make-A-Wish UK, will share her first-hand view of Clark's imaginative wish to be the star in his own movie ... this blog post is also our first-ever from our friends in the UK. Make-A-Wish UK is one of 38 Make-A-Wish International affiliates serving children in nearly 50 countries around the world.

Wish Kid Turns Challenges Into Halloween Fun

Here in the Brand Advancement team at Make-A-Wish America, there has been a lot of chatter about finding the perfect group Halloween costume. While I’m still not sure if my teammates will be The Village People or the Addams Family this Friday, we face the challenging prospect of one-upping ourselves each year.

Oct 29, 2014

Wish Kid Turns Challenges Into Halloween Fun

Here in the Brand Advancement team at Make-A-Wish America, there has been a lot of chatter about finding the perfect group Halloween costume. While I’m still not sure if my teammates will be The Village People or the Addams Family this Friday, we face the challenging prospect of one-upping ourselves each year.

Wish Wednesday- Wishes That Serve The Community

Perfect white lines connect one base to another, people with wheelchairs and strollers watch the games up close and cheer, and baseball hiss through the air. The baseball park is one of the most treasured sites for one Albuquerque community. From all the games that have been played, and the swarm of people who have stood in the stands – watching in suspense, squinting at the box score – as the batter runs up to take a swing. There is one all-star spirit, though, who has left his cleat marks at homeplate.

Oct 15, 2014

Wish Wednesday- Wishes That Serve The Community

Perfect white lines connect one base to another, people with wheelchairs and strollers watch the games up close and cheer, and baseball hiss through the air. The baseball park is one of the most treasured sites for one Albuquerque community. From all the games that have been played, and the swarm of people who have stood in the stands – watching in suspense, squinting at the box score – as the batter runs up to take a swing. There is one all-star spirit, though, who has left his cleat marks at homeplate.

Wish Wednesday - Old Cars, New Leases on Life

Billy and his truck
Six years ago, we received an unusual wish. Billy, 17 at the time, was fighting cancer. When he got the chance to receive a Make-A-Wish experience, Billy’s one true wish was also to have his truck customized to be ready for firefighting duty.

People in Billy’s community did more than transform his truck. They also transformed Billy’s life – first, by giving him something other than his illness to think about.

Oct 08, 2014

Wish Wednesday - Old Cars, New Leases on Life

Billy and his truck
Six years ago, we received an unusual wish. Billy, 17 at the time, was fighting cancer. When he got the chance to receive a Make-A-Wish experience, Billy’s one true wish was also to have his truck customized to be ready for firefighting duty.

People in Billy’s community did more than transform his truck. They also transformed Billy’s life – first, by giving him something other than his illness to think about.

Wish Wednesday- Addison Meets Real Unicorn

Addison rides unicorn
Do you remember some of your wonderful childhood fantasies? Now, imagine all of it could come to life.

Sep 17, 2014

Wish Wednesday- Addison Meets Real Unicorn

Addison rides unicorn
Do you remember some of your wonderful childhood fantasies? Now, imagine all of it could come to life.

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.

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