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How to Balance Adult-ing and Volunteering as a Recent Graduate

Recent graduate
What is life really like as a recent graduate? Bills, mysterious phrases like 401(k) and Roth IRA, weekends without homework, wrinkles, careers ... According to the general population, this collection of alphabet soup equals adulthood.

Mar 18, 2016

How to Balance Adult-ing and Volunteering as a Recent Graduate

Recent graduate
What is life really like as a recent graduate? Bills, mysterious phrases like 401(k) and Roth IRA, weekends without homework, wrinkles, careers ... According to the general population, this collection of alphabet soup equals adulthood.

Perspectives on Marriage with Chronically Ill Children

Marriage
Marriage is already a complicated and often tense subject. Add into that the stresses of caring for a child with a life-threatening illness. This week for our community question, we asked how parents have made it through these circumstances with or without divorce and their advice to others.

Mar 09, 2016

Perspectives on Marriage with Chronically Ill Children

Marriage
Marriage is already a complicated and often tense subject. Add into that the stresses of caring for a child with a life-threatening illness. This week for our community question, we asked how parents have made it through these circumstances with or without divorce and their advice to others.

Feb 19, 2016

The Odd Sensations of Cancer Treatments

Make-A-Wish Brazil volunteers
Today’s guest blogger overcame cancer, and he has some enlightening observations about his treatments. Andres concludes our series about the unexpected aspects of fighting a serious illness by shedding some light on the physical sensations of cancer treatments. Volunteers and supporters granted his wish to attend the 2014 World Cup. Andres is now a student at University of Miami.

Feb 19, 2016

The Odd Sensations of Cancer Treatments

Make-A-Wish Brazil volunteers
Today’s guest blogger overcame cancer, and he has some enlightening observations about his treatments. Andres concludes our series about the unexpected aspects of fighting a serious illness by shedding some light on the physical sensations of cancer treatments. Volunteers and supporters granted his wish to attend the 2014 World Cup. Andres is now a student at University of Miami.

Beginning Chemotherapy Treatment: Expectations and Realities

Chemotherapy Treatment
Overcoming a serious illnesses is a venture into the unknown. What will the consequences be? What will the doctors say? What unexpected difficulties will come up? This week, we're turning to parents and wish kids to share their advice. This is Part 1 of our series, with Part 2 to follow Friday.

Feb 17, 2016

Beginning Chemotherapy Treatment: Expectations and Realities

Chemotherapy Treatment
Overcoming a serious illnesses is a venture into the unknown. What will the consequences be? What will the doctors say? What unexpected difficulties will come up? This week, we're turning to parents and wish kids to share their advice. This is Part 1 of our series, with Part 2 to follow Friday.

How to Help Kids Cope With Their Sibling Hospital Stays

How to Help Kids Cope With Their Sibling’s Hospital Stays
Long hospital stays are one of the worst parts of recovering from a serious illness. And not just for kids fighting an illness – it takes a toll on their siblings and parents, too. The siblings feel left out and isolated, and parents often feel guilty for the time they miss with them.

Feb 03, 2016

How to Help Kids Cope With Their Sibling Hospital Stays

How to Help Kids Cope With Their Sibling’s Hospital Stays
Long hospital stays are one of the worst parts of recovering from a serious illness. And not just for kids fighting an illness – it takes a toll on their siblings and parents, too. The siblings feel left out and isolated, and parents often feel guilty for the time they miss with them.

Jan 26, 2016

To The Parent Whose Child Was Just Diagnosed

Lexi Scribbles & Crumbs
I am so sorry. This is hard, hard, hard.

Jan 26, 2016

To The Parent Whose Child Was Just Diagnosed

Lexi Scribbles & Crumbs
I am so sorry. This is hard, hard, hard.

Top 10 Things to Say and Do for a Parent of a Chronically Ill Child

Kellan Wish Kid and Dad
Many people find it difficult to know what to say or do for a caregiver of a chronically ill child. We’ve compiled a list of the best advice from comments on the Make-A-Wish® Facebook page.

Oct 02, 2015

Top 10 Things to Say and Do for a Parent of a Chronically Ill Child

Kellan Wish Kid and Dad
Many people find it difficult to know what to say or do for a caregiver of a chronically ill child. We’ve compiled a list of the best advice from comments on the Make-A-Wish® Facebook page.

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