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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.

Making Memories for a Community

What are memories? How do we remember things? If you ask a neurologist how a memory becomes encoded in someone’s brain, you'll learn that an event causes an electrical and chemical reaction of sufficient magnitude in the hippocampus that it builds a set of proteins at a neural synapse. However, kids don’t think like that. They might say a memory is made by going to the circus, dancing with a pop star or flying a helicopter. If you ask a certain 7-year-old with leukemia, you might hear something completely unexpected – that her greatest memory comes from being an art teacher.

Jan 07, 2015

Making Memories for a Community

What are memories? How do we remember things? If you ask a neurologist how a memory becomes encoded in someone’s brain, you'll learn that an event causes an electrical and chemical reaction of sufficient magnitude in the hippocampus that it builds a set of proteins at a neural synapse. However, kids don’t think like that. They might say a memory is made by going to the circus, dancing with a pop star or flying a helicopter. If you ask a certain 7-year-old with leukemia, you might hear something completely unexpected – that her greatest memory comes from being an art teacher.

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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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