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Wish Flashback - Jordan Goes to Australia

Jordan enjoys his vacation
The clock is ticking toward Thanksgiving, and you may have noticed an unexpected post yesterday. Since we’ll all be enjoying some time off Friday, this wraps up the Wish Nation fun for the holiday week.

Nov 27, 2013

Wish Flashback - Jordan Goes to Australia

Jordan enjoys his vacation
The clock is ticking toward Thanksgiving, and you may have noticed an unexpected post yesterday. Since we’ll all be enjoying some time off Friday, this wraps up the Wish Nation fun for the holiday week.

Wish Stories for the Star Wars Fan

Dylan goes to Star Wars Weekend
May 4 has already passed – but if you need a post-May The Fourth be With You "Star Wars" fix, we have you covered.

May 08, 2013

Wish Stories for the Star Wars Fan

Dylan goes to Star Wars Weekend
May 4 has already passed – but if you need a post-May The Fourth be With You "Star Wars" fix, we have you covered.

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.

Hope, Strength and...

Nyiah experiences joy on her Hawaiian adventure
You know those “ah ha” moments? Those moments of clarity, where something makes sense in a way that it didn’t previously. Mine hit me on my day off.

Jul 25, 2014

Hope, Strength and...

Nyiah experiences joy on her Hawaiian adventure
You know those “ah ha” moments? Those moments of clarity, where something makes sense in a way that it didn’t previously. Mine hit me on my day off.

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.

Make-A-Wish Volunteer Recognized for His Service

make-a-wish volunteer
On any given week, Make-A-Wish volunteer Ken Kieffer can be found waiting at the airport to greet wish families, delivering gifts to wish kids in their homes and hospital rooms or visiting with a wish child to help determine his/her one true wish. He’s being recognized as an exceptional volunteer.

Jun 13, 2014

Make-A-Wish Volunteer Recognized for His Service

make-a-wish volunteer
On any given week, Make-A-Wish volunteer Ken Kieffer can be found waiting at the airport to greet wish families, delivering gifts to wish kids in their homes and hospital rooms or visiting with a wish child to help determine his/her one true wish. He’s being recognized as an exceptional volunteer.

In Whitney’s Words: The Disney Connection with Make-A-Wish

More than a month ago, I encouraged my colleague Whitney to write her second Wish Nation blog post. Her first was a hit, and I hoped she’d be willing to pitch in again. But she had her own idea: “I should do a video blog!”

Feb 10, 2014

In Whitney’s Words: The Disney Connection with Make-A-Wish

More than a month ago, I encouraged my colleague Whitney to write her second Wish Nation blog post. Her first was a hit, and I hoped she’d be willing to pitch in again. But she had her own idea: “I should do a video blog!”

Make-A-Wish Remembers Kevin Sharp

Kevin Sharp lived his wish and went on to do even more.
The world knew Kevin Sharp as a country star. Make-A-Wish knew him as a wish kid. And I knew Kevin as a genuine, reflective human being who made the world better.

Apr 21, 2014

Make-A-Wish Remembers Kevin Sharp

Kevin Sharp lived his wish and went on to do even more.
The world knew Kevin Sharp as a country star. Make-A-Wish knew him as a wish kid. And I knew Kevin as a genuine, reflective human being who made the world better.

The Ones We Carry - Exploring the Impact of a Wish

Wish kid Jordan at the NFL Pro Bowl
It did not take long to realize that, like myself, many working or interning at Make-A-Wish carry a story or a person with them, one that inspires them to want to work for this organization.

Jul 18, 2014

The Ones We Carry - Exploring the Impact of a Wish

Wish kid Jordan at the NFL Pro Bowl
It did not take long to realize that, like myself, many working or interning at Make-A-Wish carry a story or a person with them, one that inspires them to want to work for this organization.

From One Volunteer to Another

Central New York Make-A-Wish Gala
Make-A-Wish has nearly 25,000 volunteers. I was one of them before joining as an employee. And here I am, 2,000 miles away from home to present an award to a volunteer on the other side of the country. Read more ...

Sep 13, 2013

From One Volunteer to Another

Central New York Make-A-Wish Gala
Make-A-Wish has nearly 25,000 volunteers. I was one of them before joining as an employee. And here I am, 2,000 miles away from home to present an award to a volunteer on the other side of the country. Read more ...

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Wish Nation gives you a behind-the-scenes look at Make-A-Wish®. See how wishes come together and how they change lives forever. Hear directly from those who work or volunteer here, or those who have been transformed by a wish. And learn why we are so committed to someday granting the wish of every eligible child, every year.

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