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Wish Wednesday - Wishes Inspired by Books

Fault in Our Stars
Make-A-Wish kids often discover strength between the pages of a book, and kids who wished to meet the authors and characters of their favorite stories are grabbing news attention.

Jun 09, 2014

Wish Wednesday - Wishes Inspired by Books

Fault in Our Stars
Make-A-Wish kids often discover strength between the pages of a book, and kids who wished to meet the authors and characters of their favorite stories are grabbing news attention.

Wish Wednesday - Three Great Music Wishes in the News

Nova
Make-A-Wish kids have grabbed the headlines thanks to their music-related wishes. Let’s take a look at three great music wishes that have been in the news.

May 28, 2014

Wish Wednesday - Three Great Music Wishes in the News

Nova
Make-A-Wish kids have grabbed the headlines thanks to their music-related wishes. Let’s take a look at three great music wishes that have been in the news.

Goalies Connect During Boston Bruins Wish

Maddie, Boston Bruins, I wish to meet
Maddie and I have barely anything in common. She's a 9-year-old girl with cancer. I'm … well, let's say considerably older. But age, gender and medical condition? They’re irrelevant because Maddie is a goalie – just like I used to be. We automatically have an uncommon understanding.

May 16, 2014

Goalies Connect During Boston Bruins Wish

Maddie, Boston Bruins, I wish to meet
Maddie and I have barely anything in common. She's a 9-year-old girl with cancer. I'm … well, let's say considerably older. But age, gender and medical condition? They’re irrelevant because Maddie is a goalie – just like I used to be. We automatically have an uncommon understanding.

Wish Kid Defies Odds and Defines Life on His Terms

Sam is no stranger to the hard road. Born with a serious heart condition, Sam has spent his life battling illness and proving people wrong. Most of all, Sam refuses to let anything get in the way of his active status as a hockey player.

Apr 23, 2014

Wish Kid Defies Odds and Defines Life on His Terms

Sam is no stranger to the hard road. Born with a serious heart condition, Sam has spent his life battling illness and proving people wrong. Most of all, Sam refuses to let anything get in the way of his active status as a hockey player.

Auction for Super Bowl XLVIII Pearl Drums Helps Grant Wishes

Pearl Drum Kit with NFL team logos
Right now, football fans are waiting for to dive into Super Bowl XLVIII festivities. But drum fans are already locked into a competition of their own: a chance to win an auction for the kits Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith will play at the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show. The auction benefits Make-A-Wish.

Jan 31, 2014

Auction for Super Bowl XLVIII Pearl Drums Helps Grant Wishes

Pearl Drum Kit with NFL team logos
Right now, football fans are waiting for to dive into Super Bowl XLVIII festivities. But drum fans are already locked into a competition of their own: a chance to win an auction for the kits Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith will play at the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show. The auction benefits Make-A-Wish.

Wish Wednesday - A Wish in the News

Princess Annie dances with a prince.
There are some wish stories that appear once or twice in news articles, but then there are others that seem to captivate the online world. A facial expression, a quote, a well-produced story, or simply the right audience at the right time – there’s never a perfect equation for what makes it viral. But for this week’s Wish Wednesday we highlight a video that has gained quite the circulation: Annie’s princess wish.

Dec 18, 2013

Wish Wednesday - A Wish in the News

Princess Annie dances with a prince.
There are some wish stories that appear once or twice in news articles, but then there are others that seem to captivate the online world. A facial expression, a quote, a well-produced story, or simply the right audience at the right time – there’s never a perfect equation for what makes it viral. But for this week’s Wish Wednesday we highlight a video that has gained quite the circulation: Annie’s princess wish.

Wish Wednesday - Three Wishes With Holiday Spirit

Jeremiah's Christmas wish
It’s the first week of December. Holiday jingles soar through the radio and movie marathons of family celebrations fill television channels. At Wish Nation, we are kicking off the holiday spirit with three wish kids whose Christmas wishes gave them hope. Read more ...

Dec 04, 2013

Wish Wednesday - Three Wishes With Holiday Spirit

Jeremiah's Christmas wish
It’s the first week of December. Holiday jingles soar through the radio and movie marathons of family celebrations fill television channels. At Wish Nation, we are kicking off the holiday spirit with three wish kids whose Christmas wishes gave them hope. Read more ...

Papa Roach Steps up for Mark's Rock Star Wish

Mark, Papa Roach, rock star experience
Music has power that’s hard to explain. There’s something in a chord progression or a drum fill that can turn a person’s mood. Sometimes, the notes just settle into the mind and take root. The lyrics connect the listener and the artist, even if they never meet.

Nov 21, 2013

Papa Roach Steps up for Mark's Rock Star Wish

Mark, Papa Roach, rock star experience
Music has power that’s hard to explain. There’s something in a chord progression or a drum fill that can turn a person’s mood. Sometimes, the notes just settle into the mind and take root. The lyrics connect the listener and the artist, even if they never meet.

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.

Thousands to Grant Epic Wish

Miles superhero
We blog about the impact of wishes. Parents and siblings attest to a wish’s power, and wish kids will often tell you straight out that their wish changed their life – forever.

Nov 13, 2013

Thousands to Grant Epic Wish

Miles superhero
We blog about the impact of wishes. Parents and siblings attest to a wish’s power, and wish kids will often tell you straight out that their wish changed their life – forever.

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