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Five Thoughts About Noah's Rescue Adventure Wish

noah police car
Over the past week or so, you may have noticed that wish kid Noah was the talk of the news media. Noah is an 8-year-old boy with a complex genetic disorder. He’s had more than 20 surgeries so far, and he will undergo even more surgeries throughout his life.

May 15, 2015

Five Thoughts About Noah's Rescue Adventure Wish

noah police car
Over the past week or so, you may have noticed that wish kid Noah was the talk of the news media. Noah is an 8-year-old boy with a complex genetic disorder. He’s had more than 20 surgeries so far, and he will undergo even more surgeries throughout his life.

Finding Joy in Emersyn's Last Days of Independence

Emersyn wishes to fly with butterflies
Six months ago, Emersyn could skip. But she can't any longer. As the months go by, she'll also lose her ability to walk. She won't even be able to eat solid food.

May 08, 2015

Finding Joy in Emersyn's Last Days of Independence

Emersyn wishes to fly with butterflies
Six months ago, Emersyn could skip. But she can't any longer. As the months go by, she'll also lose her ability to walk. She won't even be able to eat solid food.

Wish Wednesday: Reflections on Italy

David goes to Italy
As my time at Make-A-Wish draws to a close, I'd like to reflect on one last wish. I've written before about which wishes have been interesting, special or exciting to me – it's not an easy task. There are so many wishes and they're all unique, which makes picking favorites hard. Whenever I think I've found one, another pops into my mind. That being said, I think for my last Wish Wednesday I am confident in picking one last memorable wish.

May 06, 2015

Wish Wednesday: Reflections on Italy

David goes to Italy
As my time at Make-A-Wish draws to a close, I'd like to reflect on one last wish. I've written before about which wishes have been interesting, special or exciting to me – it's not an easy task. There are so many wishes and they're all unique, which makes picking favorites hard. Whenever I think I've found one, another pops into my mind. That being said, I think for my last Wish Wednesday I am confident in picking one last memorable wish.

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.

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.

Wish Wednesday: Five Wishes To Celebrate Earth Day

Since its inception in the U.S. in 1970 and its global debut in 1990, Earth Day has encouraged millions of people to become interested and devoted to environmentalism. Going green, reducing, reusing and recycling have all become mantras in the lives of children across the world, leading to conscientious interaction with the environment. Loving the planet is something that affects wish kids, too. Dozens of wish kids have wished to do something related to the earth or the environment. Here are five wishes to celebrate Earth Day.

Apr 22, 2015

Wish Wednesday: Five Wishes To Celebrate Earth Day

Since its inception in the U.S. in 1970 and its global debut in 1990, Earth Day has encouraged millions of people to become interested and devoted to environmentalism. Going green, reducing, reusing and recycling have all become mantras in the lives of children across the world, leading to conscientious interaction with the environment. Loving the planet is something that affects wish kids, too. Dozens of wish kids have wished to do something related to the earth or the environment. Here are five wishes to celebrate Earth Day.

Wish Wednesday: Farm Fun

Wish kid Jillie stands in front of her mini-farm.
When hearing about wishes that have been granted, the most special part is seeing how everyone can see a bit of themselves in the wish. No matter the obscurity of the wish, each person can see the beauty of a wish and tie it back into a memory from their childhood. When I read about Jillie's chicken coop wish, that very thing happened to me.

Apr 15, 2015

Wish Wednesday: Farm Fun

Wish kid Jillie stands in front of her mini-farm.
When hearing about wishes that have been granted, the most special part is seeing how everyone can see a bit of themselves in the wish. No matter the obscurity of the wish, each person can see the beauty of a wish and tie it back into a memory from their childhood. When I read about Jillie's chicken coop wish, that very thing happened to me.

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.

Wish Wednesday: Embracing Cold-Blooded Friends

Wish kid Jake and his parents pose for a picture.
Crocodiles and lizards and snakes – oh my! Handling creatures from the reptilia class can be terrifying for many, but not for wish kid Jake. He wished to do just that as a reptile handler.

Apr 08, 2015

Wish Wednesday: Embracing Cold-Blooded Friends

Wish kid Jake and his parents pose for a picture.
Crocodiles and lizards and snakes – oh my! Handling creatures from the reptilia class can be terrifying for many, but not for wish kid Jake. He wished to do just that as a reptile handler.

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)?

Wish Wednesday: A wish that defied the weather

When I watched the video about CJ’s wish to have a synthetic ice rink in his backyard, I couldn’t help but be reminded about Phoenix’s synthetic ice rink and all of the joy that it brings to people of the Valley. I could only imagine how happy it must make CJ, who loves to play hockey and now has a place to do so.

Apr 01, 2015

Wish Wednesday: A wish that defied the weather

When I watched the video about CJ’s wish to have a synthetic ice rink in his backyard, I couldn’t help but be reminded about Phoenix’s synthetic ice rink and all of the joy that it brings to people of the Valley. I could only imagine how happy it must make CJ, who loves to play hockey and now has a place to do so.

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