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Of Ice Hotels and Scandinavia

Ice Hotel Cody Wish
On one trip the bookstore many years ago, I purchased “1000 Places to See Before You Die” and proceeded to carry it around with me to different locations for days despite the fact that it’s 1,200 pages long.

Nov 10, 2015

Of Ice Hotels and Scandinavia

Ice Hotel Cody Wish
On one trip the bookstore many years ago, I purchased “1000 Places to See Before You Die” and proceeded to carry it around with me to different locations for days despite the fact that it’s 1,200 pages long.

An Insider View of a Wish to go to Australia

marri australia make-a-wish alaska washington
More than two years ago, guest writer Janine L. and the team from Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington granted a wish that celebrated Marri's improving health and continued her quest to see the world - a mission that her medical condition put on hold. Today, Janine will share her insights about granting Marri's wish ... and seeing her thrive after overcoming Hodgkin lymphoma.

Jul 31, 2015

An Insider View of a Wish to go to Australia

marri australia make-a-wish alaska washington
More than two years ago, guest writer Janine L. and the team from Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington granted a wish that celebrated Marri's improving health and continued her quest to see the world - a mission that her medical condition put on hold. Today, Janine will share her insights about granting Marri's wish ... and seeing her thrive after overcoming Hodgkin lymphoma.

Jun 30, 2015

5 Great Wish Kid Smiles

Noella wished for a puppy <em>Photo credit: PICS Photography, Susan McGowan</em>
There’s just something about a child’s smile. And there is no greater reward for any employee or wish granter at Make-A-Wish than to see the smiling face of a wish child who has experienced the hope, strength and joy that a wish can bring them. Read more ...

Jun 30, 2015

5 Great Wish Kid Smiles

Noella wished for a puppy <em>Photo credit: PICS Photography, Susan McGowan</em>
There’s just something about a child’s smile. And there is no greater reward for any employee or wish granter at Make-A-Wish than to see the smiling face of a wish child who has experienced the hope, strength and joy that a wish can bring them. Read more ...

Get Onboard the Give Wishes Wings Campaign

Delta Air Lines
When it comes to airplanes, I have the enthusiasm of a 7-year-old. I look forward to every flight I take – the longer, the better. I love the idea that I can wake up in Phoenix, sleep over the Pacific Ocean and wake up just before landing in Australia. And the aircraft themselves … to me, they’re graceful and elegant visions of industrial art. This is a huge part of what has me so excited about our Give Wishes Wings campaign.

Apr 14, 2015

Get Onboard the Give Wishes Wings Campaign

Delta Air Lines
When it comes to airplanes, I have the enthusiasm of a 7-year-old. I look forward to every flight I take – the longer, the better. I love the idea that I can wake up in Phoenix, sleep over the Pacific Ocean and wake up just before landing in Australia. And the aircraft themselves … to me, they’re graceful and elegant visions of industrial art. This is a huge part of what has me so excited about our Give Wishes Wings campaign.

Southwest Airlines Stars During Daniel's Wish

Southwest Airlines, Give Wishes Wings, Kelly, Daniel
What a grand time we had in Florida for Daniel’s Make-A-Wish trip!

Recently when I asked him what he remembered and what he enjoyed the most, I fully expected to hear something different than what I heard. I thought what would stick in his mind would be the theme parks or Give Kids the World Village; eating ice cream for breakfast or feeding alligators … do you know what he said first (and with great conviction)?

Apr 03, 2015

Southwest Airlines Stars During Daniel's Wish

Southwest Airlines, Give Wishes Wings, Kelly, Daniel
What a grand time we had in Florida for Daniel’s Make-A-Wish trip!

Recently when I asked him what he remembered and what he enjoyed the most, I fully expected to hear something different than what I heard. I thought what would stick in his mind would be the theme parks or Give Kids the World Village; eating ice cream for breakfast or feeding alligators … do you know what he said first (and with great conviction)?

Mar 06, 2015

Southwest Airlines Helps Give Wishes Wings

There’s a special kind of effort that goes into making a wish come true. Behind the scenes you’ll find Make-A-Wish staff members, volunteers and sponsors working hard to put countless details together – all in the name of making one child’s wish come true. What looks like a perfectly executed event on the day of the wish probably took months of planning. Many people don’t realize all of the work that goes on “backstage” at Make-A-Wish, so I’d love to feature just one piece.

Mar 06, 2015

Southwest Airlines Helps Give Wishes Wings

There’s a special kind of effort that goes into making a wish come true. Behind the scenes you’ll find Make-A-Wish staff members, volunteers and sponsors working hard to put countless details together – all in the name of making one child’s wish come true. What looks like a perfectly executed event on the day of the wish probably took months of planning. Many people don’t realize all of the work that goes on “backstage” at Make-A-Wish, so I’d love to feature just one piece.

Feb 20, 2015

Sharing Aloha with Wish Kids Worldwide

Carl's wish
From pink unicorns to sailing the ocean blue with pirates, Hawaii appeals to thousands of wish kids for reasons as unique as each child’s imagination. As a result, Make-A-Wish Hawaii sees about 1,000 wish kids and their families each year while on their wish trips to Hawaii’s beautiful shores – the second most requested wish in the nation!

Feb 20, 2015

Sharing Aloha with Wish Kids Worldwide

Carl's wish
From pink unicorns to sailing the ocean blue with pirates, Hawaii appeals to thousands of wish kids for reasons as unique as each child’s imagination. As a result, Make-A-Wish Hawaii sees about 1,000 wish kids and their families each year while on their wish trips to Hawaii’s beautiful shores – the second most requested wish in the nation!

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.

Random Wish Kid Photo - Gavin Soars Over New Zealand

Gavin soars over New Zealand during his Make-A-Wish experience.
There’s nothing like looking down at the ground from 20,000 feet to gain a little perspective. Except, maybe, hearing a story about a kid’s wish coming true.

Sep 15, 2014

Random Wish Kid Photo - Gavin Soars Over New Zealand

Gavin soars over New Zealand during his Make-A-Wish experience.
There’s nothing like looking down at the ground from 20,000 feet to gain a little perspective. Except, maybe, hearing a story about a kid’s wish coming true.

Wish Experience Makes the World Huge Again

Melissa
Sometimes, sitting in my bed for hours on end, I felt quite diminutive and trapped; hidden away from the world like a prisoner in a jail cell. There were days where it took all my energy to get out of bed, not out of a lack of physical energy, but that of a mental one. The only access to fresh air or sun was on the roof of the hospital during my stays in treatment.

May 30, 2014

Wish Experience Makes the World Huge Again

Melissa
Sometimes, sitting in my bed for hours on end, I felt quite diminutive and trapped; hidden away from the world like a prisoner in a jail cell. There were days where it took all my energy to get out of bed, not out of a lack of physical energy, but that of a mental one. The only access to fresh air or sun was on the roof of the hospital during my stays in treatment.

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