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Darby Learns Her Wish Will Come True - VIDEO

This is something most people rarely ever see – it’s the moment a Make-A-Wish kid learns that her wish will come true.

Aug 20, 2014

Darby Learns Her Wish Will Come True - VIDEO

This is something most people rarely ever see – it’s the moment a Make-A-Wish kid learns that her wish will come true.

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.

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.

Sharing the Wonder

Hailey and R.J. Palacio
I was 13 when I found it. It was 448 pages of truth. For anyone who has found solace in the pages of a book or comfort in a character, they remember that moment, those words. Nine-year-old Hailey from Ann Arbor, Michigan, knows what I’m talking about.

Jun 30, 2014

Sharing the Wonder

Hailey and R.J. Palacio
I was 13 when I found it. It was 448 pages of truth. For anyone who has found solace in the pages of a book or comfort in a character, they remember that moment, those words. Nine-year-old Hailey from Ann Arbor, Michigan, knows what I’m talking about.

Wish Wednesday: Reflections on Italy

David goes to Italy
As my time at Make-A-Wish draws to a close, I'd like to reflect on one last wish. I've written before about which wishes have been interesting, special or exciting to me – it's not an easy task. There are so many wishes and they're all unique, which makes picking favorites hard. Whenever I think I've found one, another pops into my mind. That being said, I think for my last Wish Wednesday I am confident in picking one last memorable wish.

May 06, 2015

Wish Wednesday: Reflections on Italy

David goes to Italy
As my time at Make-A-Wish draws to a close, I'd like to reflect on one last wish. I've written before about which wishes have been interesting, special or exciting to me – it's not an easy task. There are so many wishes and they're all unique, which makes picking favorites hard. Whenever I think I've found one, another pops into my mind. That being said, I think for my last Wish Wednesday I am confident in picking one last memorable wish.

Wish Wednesday: Embracing Cold-Blooded Friends

Wish kid Jake and his parents pose for a picture.
Crocodiles and lizards and snakes – oh my! Handling creatures from the reptilia class can be terrifying for many, but not for wish kid Jake. He wished to do just that as a reptile handler.

Apr 08, 2015

Wish Wednesday: Embracing Cold-Blooded Friends

Wish kid Jake and his parents pose for a picture.
Crocodiles and lizards and snakes – oh my! Handling creatures from the reptilia class can be terrifying for many, but not for wish kid Jake. He wished to do just that as a reptile handler.

Wish Wednesday: Farm Fun

Wish kid Jillie stands in front of her mini-farm.
When hearing about wishes that have been granted, the most special part is seeing how everyone can see a bit of themselves in the wish. No matter the obscurity of the wish, each person can see the beauty of a wish and tie it back into a memory from their childhood. When I read about Jillie's chicken coop wish, that very thing happened to me.

Apr 15, 2015

Wish Wednesday: Farm Fun

Wish kid Jillie stands in front of her mini-farm.
When hearing about wishes that have been granted, the most special part is seeing how everyone can see a bit of themselves in the wish. No matter the obscurity of the wish, each person can see the beauty of a wish and tie it back into a memory from their childhood. When I read about Jillie's chicken coop wish, that very thing happened to me.

Wish Wednesday: Five Wishes To Celebrate Earth Day

Since its inception in the U.S. in 1970 and its global debut in 1990, Earth Day has encouraged millions of people to become interested and devoted to environmentalism. Going green, reducing, reusing and recycling have all become mantras in the lives of children across the world, leading to conscientious interaction with the environment. Loving the planet is something that affects wish kids, too. Dozens of wish kids have wished to do something related to the earth or the environment. Here are five wishes to celebrate Earth Day.

Apr 22, 2015

Wish Wednesday: Five Wishes To Celebrate Earth Day

Since its inception in the U.S. in 1970 and its global debut in 1990, Earth Day has encouraged millions of people to become interested and devoted to environmentalism. Going green, reducing, reusing and recycling have all become mantras in the lives of children across the world, leading to conscientious interaction with the environment. Loving the planet is something that affects wish kids, too. Dozens of wish kids have wished to do something related to the earth or the environment. Here are five wishes to celebrate Earth Day.

Wish Wednesday: A wish that defied the weather

When I watched the video about CJ’s wish to have a synthetic ice rink in his backyard, I couldn’t help but be reminded about Phoenix’s synthetic ice rink and all of the joy that it brings to people of the Valley. I could only imagine how happy it must make CJ, who loves to play hockey and now has a place to do so.

Apr 01, 2015

Wish Wednesday: A wish that defied the weather

When I watched the video about CJ’s wish to have a synthetic ice rink in his backyard, I couldn’t help but be reminded about Phoenix’s synthetic ice rink and all of the joy that it brings to people of the Valley. I could only imagine how happy it must make CJ, who loves to play hockey and now has a place to do so.

New Book Reveals the Celebrity Connection to Wish Kids

Wish Granted
Last year, 14,003 kids received a Make-A-Wish experience. More than 1,100 of those wishes involved a celebrity or athlete.

May 12, 2014

New Book Reveals the Celebrity Connection to Wish Kids

Wish Granted
Last year, 14,003 kids received a Make-A-Wish experience. More than 1,100 of those wishes involved a celebrity or athlete.

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