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Wish Wednesday - The Playhouse Edition

wish wednesday playhouse
Playhouses - they are a perfect gateway for kids to escape into their imagination. This is especially true for Make-A-Wish kids. They spend so much time in environments that are unfamiliar, sterile and unsettling. It's easy to understand why playhouses, forts, club houses and other refuges are popular with wish kids.

Nov 05, 2014

Wish Wednesday - The Playhouse Edition

wish wednesday playhouse
Playhouses - they are a perfect gateway for kids to escape into their imagination. This is especially true for Make-A-Wish kids. They spend so much time in environments that are unfamiliar, sterile and unsettling. It's easy to understand why playhouses, forts, club houses and other refuges are popular with wish kids.

Wish Wednesday- Real Places, Fairytale Settings

Addison is a princess.
Once upon a wish … Make-A-Wish had a task: to turn the real island paradise of Hawaii into the perfect fairy tale kingdom for a princess.

Nov 12, 2014

Wish Wednesday- Real Places, Fairytale Settings

Addison is a princess.
Once upon a wish … Make-A-Wish had a task: to turn the real island paradise of Hawaii into the perfect fairy tale kingdom for a princess.

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 - Old Cars, New Leases on Life

Billy and his truck
Six years ago, we received an unusual wish. Billy, 17 at the time, was fighting cancer. When he got the chance to receive a Make-A-Wish experience, Billy’s one true wish was also to have his truck customized to be ready for firefighting duty.

People in Billy’s community did more than transform his truck. They also transformed Billy’s life – first, by giving him something other than his illness to think about.

Oct 08, 2014

Wish Wednesday - Old Cars, New Leases on Life

Billy and his truck
Six years ago, we received an unusual wish. Billy, 17 at the time, was fighting cancer. When he got the chance to receive a Make-A-Wish experience, Billy’s one true wish was also to have his truck customized to be ready for firefighting duty.

People in Billy’s community did more than transform his truck. They also transformed Billy’s life – first, by giving him something other than his illness to think about.

Wish Wednesday- Wishes That Serve The Community

Perfect white lines connect one base to another, people with wheelchairs and strollers watch the games up close and cheer, and baseball hiss through the air. The baseball park is one of the most treasured sites for one Albuquerque community. From all the games that have been played, and the swarm of people who have stood in the stands – watching in suspense, squinting at the box score – as the batter runs up to take a swing. There is one all-star spirit, though, who has left his cleat marks at homeplate.

Oct 15, 2014

Wish Wednesday- Wishes That Serve The Community

Perfect white lines connect one base to another, people with wheelchairs and strollers watch the games up close and cheer, and baseball hiss through the air. The baseball park is one of the most treasured sites for one Albuquerque community. From all the games that have been played, and the swarm of people who have stood in the stands – watching in suspense, squinting at the box score – as the batter runs up to take a swing. There is one all-star spirit, though, who has left his cleat marks at homeplate.

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- Addison Meets Real Unicorn

Addison rides unicorn
Do you remember some of your wonderful childhood fantasies? Now, imagine all of it could come to life.

Sep 17, 2014

Wish Wednesday- Addison Meets Real Unicorn

Addison rides unicorn
Do you remember some of your wonderful childhood fantasies? Now, imagine all of it could come to life.

Wish Wednesday- Wish Kids Find Hope In a Lighthouse

Luke looking out his lighthouse window.
Lighthouses serve a vital purpose. They guide sailors and their ships safely back to the shore. No matter how rough the sea is or how dark the night, lighthouses shine and provide a sense of safety and comfort – they give hope. Similarly, when Justin and Luke were given the opportunity for a wish, they both faced challenging situations. And, they used their wish to have a lighthouse – or to tend for one.

Nov 19, 2014

Wish Wednesday- Wish Kids Find Hope In a Lighthouse

Luke looking out his lighthouse window.
Lighthouses serve a vital purpose. They guide sailors and their ships safely back to the shore. No matter how rough the sea is or how dark the night, lighthouses shine and provide a sense of safety and comfort – they give hope. Similarly, when Justin and Luke were given the opportunity for a wish, they both faced challenging situations. And, they used their wish to have a lighthouse – or to tend for one.

Wish Wednesday - Young Stars Own The Spotlight

Annabelle wished to be a celebrated actress.
Wishes often open the door for wish kids to meet their favorite celebrity or visit a movie set to watch their favorite stars rehearse a scene, but when these three girls learned they had a chance for a wish, they turned the spotlight on themselves!

Nov 26, 2014

Wish Wednesday - Young Stars Own The Spotlight

Annabelle wished to be a celebrated actress.
Wishes often open the door for wish kids to meet their favorite celebrity or visit a movie set to watch their favorite stars rehearse a scene, but when these three girls learned they had a chance for a wish, they turned the spotlight on themselves!

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