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Hugs And Wishes: Wish Dad, Son Find Love in Wish Granter

Natalie was Austen's wish granter. She later married his dad, Brandon.
In honor of American Heart Month and Valentine’s Day, we give you #HugsAndWishes, a collection of love stories that started with Make-A-Wish. After all, the power of a wish lies in love. From the meticulous care of our wish granters to the devotion of wish families to the dedication of our valuable supporters, we are all striving toward one goal: To grant life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

Feb 14, 2018

Hugs And Wishes: Wish Dad, Son Find Love in Wish Granter

Natalie was Austen's wish granter. She later married his dad, Brandon.
In honor of American Heart Month and Valentine’s Day, we give you #HugsAndWishes, a collection of love stories that started with Make-A-Wish. After all, the power of a wish lies in love. From the meticulous care of our wish granters to the devotion of wish families to the dedication of our valuable supporters, we are all striving toward one goal: To grant life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

Hugs and Wishes: Couple Finds Their Future Through Make-A-Wish Past

Joel and Shae both have a connection with Make-A-Wish that dates back to their childhoods.
In honor of American Heart Month and Valentine’s Day, we give you #HugsAndWishes, a collection of love stories that started with Make-A-Wish. After all, the power of a wish lies in love. From the meticulous care of our wish granters, to the devotion of wish families, to the dedication of our valuable supporters, we are all striving toward one goal: To grant life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

Feb 13, 2018

Hugs and Wishes: Couple Finds Their Future Through Make-A-Wish Past

Joel and Shae both have a connection with Make-A-Wish that dates back to their childhoods.
In honor of American Heart Month and Valentine’s Day, we give you #HugsAndWishes, a collection of love stories that started with Make-A-Wish. After all, the power of a wish lies in love. From the meticulous care of our wish granters, to the devotion of wish families, to the dedication of our valuable supporters, we are all striving toward one goal: To grant life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

4 Wishes that Made Us Say ‘Wow’ in 2017

Just a few of the wishes that made us say "wow" in 2017.
If you could wish for anything, what would it be?

Your imagination is running wild, we’ll bet.

That’s the beauty of the Make-A-Wish® mission. When a child is given the chance to make a wish, they can envision the impossible as possible. They can dream big, just as you would.

Dec 11, 2017

4 Wishes that Made Us Say ‘Wow’ in 2017

Just a few of the wishes that made us say "wow" in 2017.
If you could wish for anything, what would it be?

Your imagination is running wild, we’ll bet.

That’s the beauty of the Make-A-Wish® mission. When a child is given the chance to make a wish, they can envision the impossible as possible. They can dream big, just as you would.

Common Questions About Wishes

Rebecca Allen Photography, amelia, take care of the world
When I tell someone I work at Make-A-Wish, one of the most-common questions is “how do wishes get granted?”. Honestly, I knew on paper what the journey looked like, but I finally experienced it.

Mar 11, 2016

Common Questions About Wishes

Rebecca Allen Photography, amelia, take care of the world
When I tell someone I work at Make-A-Wish, one of the most-common questions is “how do wishes get granted?”. Honestly, I knew on paper what the journey looked like, but I finally experienced it.

How Three Volunteers Teamed Up to Help Kids

macy's believe
The first thing I noticed about Irelynn’s wish granters was their wonky Santa hats.

Jan 08, 2016

How Three Volunteers Teamed Up to Help Kids

macy's believe
The first thing I noticed about Irelynn’s wish granters was their wonky Santa hats.

Reflections on 13 Years as a Volunteer

“I was getting my stuff and all of the sudden I heard my name, and just as I turned this little girl comes running at me … just about knocks me off my feet.”

Dec 30, 2015

Reflections on 13 Years as a Volunteer

“I was getting my stuff and all of the sudden I heard my name, and just as I turned this little girl comes running at me … just about knocks me off my feet.”

Volunteer Reflects on Nearly Two Decades of Granting WIshes

Wish kid Charlie
For the past 17 years, I have been privileged to have one of the greatest volunteer positions as a wish granter for Make-A-Wish Foundation. My dedication to this role is simply because of the amazing people I am able to meet and connect with: the wish children and their families.

Oct 30, 2015

Volunteer Reflects on Nearly Two Decades of Granting WIshes

Wish kid Charlie
For the past 17 years, I have been privileged to have one of the greatest volunteer positions as a wish granter for Make-A-Wish Foundation. My dedication to this role is simply because of the amazing people I am able to meet and connect with: the wish children and their families.

How Can Your Talents Change the World?

Namine volunteer becky dress
Right now around the world, thousands of girls are wearing princess dresses. Some are classic fairytale princesses. Others are from famous animated films. Some are from the world of anime. But there’s one princess dress you need to know about right now – it belongs to 7-year-old Namine.

Oct 23, 2015

How Can Your Talents Change the World?

Namine volunteer becky dress
Right now around the world, thousands of girls are wearing princess dresses. Some are classic fairytale princesses. Others are from famous animated films. Some are from the world of anime. But there’s one princess dress you need to know about right now – it belongs to 7-year-old Namine.

Why Volunteers Matter

Alby, volunteers, impact, pirate
Alby went for months without walking. He got all his nourishment through a feeding tube. His mother, Barbara, says there were days “he would beg me to let him die.”

Sep 25, 2015

Why Volunteers Matter

Alby, volunteers, impact, pirate
Alby went for months without walking. He got all his nourishment through a feeding tube. His mother, Barbara, says there were days “he would beg me to let him die.”

Behind the Scenes of a Wish in Progress

whitney wish granter header
He was bed-ridden in his home, squeezed between a myriad of machines that helped him breathe and eat. He could barely speak – his throat and muscles were so sore. He managed to express that he wished to meet his favorite movie director before he fell back asleep, drained from all energy.

Aug 07, 2015

Behind the Scenes of a Wish in Progress

whitney wish granter header
He was bed-ridden in his home, squeezed between a myriad of machines that helped him breathe and eat. He could barely speak – his throat and muscles were so sore. He managed to express that he wished to meet his favorite movie director before he fell back asleep, drained from all energy.

About this Blog

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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