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How Three Volunteers Teamed Up to Help Kids

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The first thing I noticed about Irelynn’s wish granters was their wonky Santa hats.

Jan 08, 2016

How Three Volunteers Teamed Up to Help Kids

macy's believe
The first thing I noticed about Irelynn’s wish granters was their wonky Santa hats.

Reflections on 13 Years as a Volunteer

“I was getting my stuff and all of the sudden I heard my name, and just as I turned this little girl comes running at me … just about knocks me off my feet.”

Dec 30, 2015

Reflections on 13 Years as a Volunteer

“I was getting my stuff and all of the sudden I heard my name, and just as I turned this little girl comes running at me … just about knocks me off my feet.”

Volunteer Reflects on Nearly Two Decades of Granting WIshes

Wish kid Charlie
For the past 17 years, I have been privileged to have one of the greatest volunteer positions as a wish granter for Make-A-Wish Foundation. My dedication to this role is simply because of the amazing people I am able to meet and connect with: the wish children and their families.

Oct 30, 2015

Volunteer Reflects on Nearly Two Decades of Granting WIshes

Wish kid Charlie
For the past 17 years, I have been privileged to have one of the greatest volunteer positions as a wish granter for Make-A-Wish Foundation. My dedication to this role is simply because of the amazing people I am able to meet and connect with: the wish children and their families.

How Can Your Talents Change the World?

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Right now around the world, thousands of girls are wearing princess dresses. Some are classic fairytale princesses. Others are from famous animated films. Some are from the world of anime. But there’s one princess dress you need to know about right now – it belongs to 7-year-old Namine.

Oct 23, 2015

How Can Your Talents Change the World?

Namine volunteer becky dress
Right now around the world, thousands of girls are wearing princess dresses. Some are classic fairytale princesses. Others are from famous animated films. Some are from the world of anime. But there’s one princess dress you need to know about right now – it belongs to 7-year-old Namine.

Why Volunteers Matter

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Alby went for months without walking. He got all his nourishment through a feeding tube. His mother, Barbara, says there were days “he would beg me to let him die.”

Sep 25, 2015

Why Volunteers Matter

Alby, volunteers, impact, pirate
Alby went for months without walking. He got all his nourishment through a feeding tube. His mother, Barbara, says there were days “he would beg me to let him die.”

Behind the Scenes of a Wish in Progress

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He was bed-ridden in his home, squeezed between a myriad of machines that helped him breathe and eat. He could barely speak – his throat and muscles were so sore. He managed to express that he wished to meet his favorite movie director before he fell back asleep, drained from all energy.

Aug 07, 2015

Behind the Scenes of a Wish in Progress

whitney wish granter header
He was bed-ridden in his home, squeezed between a myriad of machines that helped him breathe and eat. He could barely speak – his throat and muscles were so sore. He managed to express that he wished to meet his favorite movie director before he fell back asleep, drained from all energy.

An Insider View of a Wish to go to Australia

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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.

GameStop Loves Make-A-Wish

jahred
When I was little I had wished to become an astronaut. Going to outer space, floating amongst the stars was all I could think about. My room was covered in those glow-in-the-dark stars and planets. Each night I would drift off to sleep pretending I was going to a galaxy far far away.

May 29, 2015

GameStop Loves Make-A-Wish

jahred
When I was little I had wished to become an astronaut. Going to outer space, floating amongst the stars was all I could think about. My room was covered in those glow-in-the-dark stars and planets. Each night I would drift off to sleep pretending I was going to a galaxy far far away.

Wish Wednesday: Celebrating World Wish Day

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World Wish Day®, which falls on April 29 of every year is a global celebration of past, present and future wishes and those who have dedicated themselves to one day being able to grant the wish of every child who qualifies. Here are several ways that people around the world have used social media to celebrate today or have been involved in the past.

Apr 29, 2015

Wish Wednesday: Celebrating World Wish Day

World Wish day
World Wish Day®, which falls on April 29 of every year is a global celebration of past, present and future wishes and those who have dedicated themselves to one day being able to grant the wish of every child who qualifies. Here are several ways that people around the world have used social media to celebrate today or have been involved in the past.

Communicating With Non-Verbal Wish Kids

One of the cornerstones of Make-A-Wish is ensuring that we grant a child’s one true wish … that we give life to that particular child’s vision of life at its best. But what happens when a child’s medical condition impedes the ability to communicate? Make-A-Wish staff members and volunteers have a solution. Georgianna, a wish granter for Make-A-Wish Connecticut who has granted more than 150 wishes, shares how she overcomes this challenge. She provides some great insights for people curious about how Make-A-Wish works – and even for other wish granters around the country.

Dec 19, 2014

Communicating With Non-Verbal Wish Kids

One of the cornerstones of Make-A-Wish is ensuring that we grant a child’s one true wish … that we give life to that particular child’s vision of life at its best. But what happens when a child’s medical condition impedes the ability to communicate? Make-A-Wish staff members and volunteers have a solution. Georgianna, a wish granter for Make-A-Wish Connecticut who has granted more than 150 wishes, shares how she overcomes this challenge. She provides some great insights for people curious about how Make-A-Wish works – and even for other wish granters around the country.

About this Blog

Wish Nation gives you a behind-the-scenes look at Make-A-Wish®. See how wishes come together and how they change lives forever. Hear directly from those who work or volunteer here, or those who have been transformed by a wish. And learn why we are so committed to someday granting the wish of every eligible child, every year.

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