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Throwback Thursday - Twenty Flights of Courage

shelby_australia
Back in 2012, Shelby’s wish to go on a trip to Australia for a week came true following her surgery for thyroid cancer. The trip to Australia took her to Sydney, horseback riding along the ocean, snorkeling and more in the Land Down Under.

Oct 30, 2014

Throwback Thursday - Twenty Flights of Courage

shelby_australia
Back in 2012, Shelby’s wish to go on a trip to Australia for a week came true following her surgery for thyroid cancer. The trip to Australia took her to Sydney, horseback riding along the ocean, snorkeling and more in the Land Down Under.

Wish Kid Turns Challenges Into Halloween Fun

Here in the Brand Advancement team at Make-A-Wish America, there has been a lot of chatter about finding the perfect group Halloween costume. While I’m still not sure if my teammates will be The Village People or the Addams Family this Friday, we face the challenging prospect of one-upping ourselves each year.

Oct 29, 2014

Wish Kid Turns Challenges Into Halloween Fun

Here in the Brand Advancement team at Make-A-Wish America, there has been a lot of chatter about finding the perfect group Halloween costume. While I’m still not sure if my teammates will be The Village People or the Addams Family this Friday, we face the challenging prospect of one-upping ourselves each year.

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 life-threatening medical condition. 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 life-threatening medical condition. 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.

Wish Wednesday- Wishes That Serve The Community

Perfect white lines connect one base to another, people with wheelchairs and strollers watch the games up close and cheer, and baseball hiss through the air. The baseball park is one of the most treasured sites for one Albuquerque community. From all the games that have been played, and the swarm of people who have stood in the stands – watching in suspense, squinting at the box score – as the batter runs up to take a swing. There is one all-star spirit, though, who has left his cleat marks at homeplate.

Oct 15, 2014

Wish Wednesday- Wishes That Serve The Community

Perfect white lines connect one base to another, people with wheelchairs and strollers watch the games up close and cheer, and baseball hiss through the air. The baseball park is one of the most treasured sites for one Albuquerque community. From all the games that have been played, and the swarm of people who have stood in the stands – watching in suspense, squinting at the box score – as the batter runs up to take a swing. There is one all-star spirit, though, who has left his cleat marks at homeplate.

More than 20 Years After a Wish

Today's Wish Nation post is a look back at a wish more than 20 years after it came true. Guest writer and wish kid-turned-mom Shawna will show you how her wish helped her cope - and how it continues to be part of her life today.

Oct 10, 2014

More than 20 Years After a Wish

Today's Wish Nation post is a look back at a wish more than 20 years after it came true. Guest writer and wish kid-turned-mom Shawna will show you how her wish helped her cope - and how it continues to be part of her life today.

Wish Wednesday - Old Cars, New Leases on Life

Billy and his truck
Six years ago, we received an unusual wish. Billy, 17 at the time, was fighting cancer. When he got the chance to receive a Make-A-Wish experience, Billy’s one true wish was also to have his truck customized to be ready for firefighting duty.

People in Billy’s community did more than transform his truck. They also transformed Billy’s life – first, by giving him something other than his illness to think about.

Oct 08, 2014

Wish Wednesday - Old Cars, New Leases on Life

Billy and his truck
Six years ago, we received an unusual wish. Billy, 17 at the time, was fighting cancer. When he got the chance to receive a Make-A-Wish experience, Billy’s one true wish was also to have his truck customized to be ready for firefighting duty.

People in Billy’s community did more than transform his truck. They also transformed Billy’s life – first, by giving him something other than his illness to think about.

Oct 03, 2014

My First Day as a Wish Granter

Rex Velvet encounters wish kid Colby
“You don’t just stay at just granting the wish…you take it to the next level.”

Oct 03, 2014

My First Day as a Wish Granter

Rex Velvet encounters wish kid Colby
“You don’t just stay at just granting the wish…you take it to the next level.”

Why Granting Wishes Matters

Pause for a minute. Think about a moment in your life that really impacted you. Think about a time when you were the impact. Didn’t it make you feel so full of understanding, positivity and joy? Now, what if you could feel that every 38 minutes?

Sep 26, 2014

Why Granting Wishes Matters

Pause for a minute. Think about a moment in your life that really impacted you. Think about a time when you were the impact. Didn’t it make you feel so full of understanding, positivity and joy? Now, what if you could feel that every 38 minutes?

Wish Wednesday - A Small Step Can Leave a Huge Imprint

I was nine when I knew that what I wanted the most in life was to contribute to the world around me in some way to make it better. Of course, I thought I had to wait for that moment until I was older, possibly a little taller, and well … met all the right people and found all the right resources. After all, what could a 9-year-old do for such a big world? Had I known then – a whole lot, actually.

Sep 24, 2014

Wish Wednesday - A Small Step Can Leave a Huge Imprint

I was nine when I knew that what I wanted the most in life was to contribute to the world around me in some way to make it better. Of course, I thought I had to wait for that moment until I was older, possibly a little taller, and well … met all the right people and found all the right resources. After all, what could a 9-year-old do for such a big world? Had I known then – a whole lot, actually.

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.

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