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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 - 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 - 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.

Wish Wednesday - 5 Inspiring Wish Connections

Brad meets firefighters
A wish experience connects. It sparks an interaction between a wish kid and a community that empowers lives. It reaffirms a belief in heroes and a knowledge that others care. As human beings, we can’t thrive in isolation. Our strength comes from the world around us. Read more ...

Sep 25, 2013

Wish Wednesday - 5 Inspiring Wish Connections

Brad meets firefighters
A wish experience connects. It sparks an interaction between a wish kid and a community that empowers lives. It reaffirms a belief in heroes and a knowledge that others care. As human beings, we can’t thrive in isolation. Our strength comes from the world around us. Read more ...

Wish Wednesday - Three Stories in the Media

red piano make-a-wish
Make-A-Wish grants a wish every 38 minutes, and each one is worth talking about. But some wishes seem to captivate our friends in the media. Today, let’s check out three wish stories that have several news organizations abuzz. Read more ...

Sep 10, 2013

Wish Wednesday - Three Stories in the Media

red piano make-a-wish
Make-A-Wish grants a wish every 38 minutes, and each one is worth talking about. But some wishes seem to captivate our friends in the media. Today, let’s check out three wish stories that have several news organizations abuzz. Read more ...

Wish Wednesday - Sweating for Wishes

David goes to 'Ride for Roses'
If you like the idea of helping make wishes come true but want to do more than just donate, I have some good news: There are plenty of ways you can help that fit your interests - and you can get friends and family to help. Read more ...

Sep 03, 2013

Wish Wednesday - Sweating for Wishes

David goes to 'Ride for Roses'
If you like the idea of helping make wishes come true but want to do more than just donate, I have some good news: There are plenty of ways you can help that fit your interests - and you can get friends and family to help. Read more ...

Wish Wednesday – Superhero, Pop Star and Fundraiser Edition

Michael Becomes Beetleboy
Today’s Wish Wednesday features three stories that will connect you to just about every facet of a wish experience – from what happens after a wish comes true to everyday people finding their own way to help. Read more ...

Aug 28, 2013

Wish Wednesday – Superhero, Pop Star and Fundraiser Edition

Michael Becomes Beetleboy
Today’s Wish Wednesday features three stories that will connect you to just about every facet of a wish experience – from what happens after a wish comes true to everyday people finding their own way to help. Read more ...

Wish Wednesday - 5 Football Wishes

football wishes
It’s football season. We cheer football players around the country as they test their strength and determination at every game. Many Make-A-Wish kids are football fans who watch in admiration as athletes rise to the challenge. And their wishes … anything from a touch football game to attending the Super Bowl. Read more ...

Oct 02, 2013

Wish Wednesday - 5 Football Wishes

football wishes
It’s football season. We cheer football players around the country as they test their strength and determination at every game. Many Make-A-Wish kids are football fans who watch in admiration as athletes rise to the challenge. And their wishes … anything from a touch football game to attending the Super Bowl. Read more ...

Wish Wednesday - Three Great Adventure Wishes

Colin goes whale watching
Would you jump out of an airplane? Would you drive straight toward the eye of a hurricane? These adventures might make the average person’s heart skip a beat. But they’re all wishes that have been made by wish kids. And when the time came they weren’t afraid … they were thrilled.

Oct 30, 2013

Wish Wednesday - Three Great Adventure Wishes

Colin goes whale watching
Would you jump out of an airplane? Would you drive straight toward the eye of a hurricane? These adventures might make the average person’s heart skip a beat. But they’re all wishes that have been made by wish kids. And when the time came they weren’t afraid … they were thrilled.

Wish Wednesday - Wishes on the Farm

Jordan's lawnmower wish
Even after nearly eight years at Make-A-Wish, the kids we serve still have ways of surprising me. Most of the time, it’s when I hear about an unusual wish that a chapter granted. This week, a wish to have a chicken coop is the cause of my “did I really just read that?” moment. Read more ...

Oct 16, 2013

Wish Wednesday - Wishes on the Farm

Jordan's lawnmower wish
Even after nearly eight years at Make-A-Wish, the kids we serve still have ways of surprising me. Most of the time, it’s when I hear about an unusual wish that a chapter granted. This week, a wish to have a chicken coop is the cause of my “did I really just read that?” moment. Read more ...

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