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Pets - A Connection to a Typical Life

Amaya puppy wish
It all started with my mom’s allergy to cats. That first spark of hesitancy toward pet-ownership was further cemented by multiple moves. Then I became allergic to dogs – breaking out in low-grade cold symptoms when in confined spaces with them. There was a general consensus that we just weren’t really a family that had pets.

Dec 09, 2015

Pets - A Connection to a Typical Life

Amaya puppy wish
It all started with my mom’s allergy to cats. That first spark of hesitancy toward pet-ownership was further cemented by multiple moves. Then I became allergic to dogs – breaking out in low-grade cold symptoms when in confined spaces with them. There was a general consensus that we just weren’t really a family that had pets.

Photo Roundup: Make-A-Wish Kids and Their Puppies

Noella wished for a puppy <em>Photo credit: PICS Photography, Susan McGowan</em>
There is really nothing typical about the life of a kid with a critical illness. And we’ve heard from so many families who tell us that wishes help them feel just like a regular family. And what’s more normal and reassuring for a kid than a loyal pet? That’s why so many kids wish for pets of their own.

Oct 17, 2014

Photo Roundup: Make-A-Wish Kids and Their Puppies

Noella wished for a puppy <em>Photo credit: PICS Photography, Susan McGowan</em>
There is really nothing typical about the life of a kid with a critical illness. And we’ve heard from so many families who tell us that wishes help them feel just like a regular family. And what’s more normal and reassuring for a kid than a loyal pet? That’s why so many kids wish for pets of their own.

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