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Wish Wednesday - Young Stars Own The Spotlight

Annabelle wished to be a celebrated actress.
Wishes often open the door for wish kids to meet their favorite celebrity or visit a movie set to watch their favorite stars rehearse a scene, but when these three girls learned they had a chance for a wish, they turned the spotlight on themselves!

Nov 26, 2014

Wish Wednesday - Young Stars Own The Spotlight

Annabelle wished to be a celebrated actress.
Wishes often open the door for wish kids to meet their favorite celebrity or visit a movie set to watch their favorite stars rehearse a scene, but when these three girls learned they had a chance for a wish, they turned the spotlight on themselves!

11 Reasons I Am Thankful For Make-A-Wish

Nick as Red Lightning
This holiday season, as you think back over the year for what you are most thankful for, I hope that you will remember all of the wish kids Make-A-Wish has helped throughout the year. I remember second grader Nick, who showed Seattle how to fight crime in his wish to be a superhero. I remember when Austin rode with racer Tommy Johnson Jr. at speeds of over 140 mph. And who could forget when Ranger Gabriel stopped that forest fire in Yellowstone?

Nov 26, 2014

11 Reasons I Am Thankful For Make-A-Wish

Nick as Red Lightning
This holiday season, as you think back over the year for what you are most thankful for, I hope that you will remember all of the wish kids Make-A-Wish has helped throughout the year. I remember second grader Nick, who showed Seattle how to fight crime in his wish to be a superhero. I remember when Austin rode with racer Tommy Johnson Jr. at speeds of over 140 mph. And who could forget when Ranger Gabriel stopped that forest fire in Yellowstone?

Wish Kid Ryan Stars in Subaru "Share the Love" Commercial

Subaru Share the Love Ryan commercial
Wish mom Patrice is today's Wish Nation guest writer. We hope you enjoy her story about her son, Ryan, starring in the Subaru "Share the Love" commercial.

Nov 25, 2014

Wish Kid Ryan Stars in Subaru "Share the Love" Commercial

Subaru Share the Love Ryan commercial
Wish mom Patrice is today's Wish Nation guest writer. We hope you enjoy her story about her son, Ryan, starring in the Subaru "Share the Love" commercial.

Wish Kid Finn Joins Believe Campaign

Finn Macy's Believe
“It’s important to give back to other sick kids,” says Finn, a wish kid from Orange County. Finn, now 6 years old, will lead his schoolmates at his elementary in writing letters to Santa Claus.

Nov 24, 2014

Wish Kid Finn Joins Believe Campaign

Finn Macy's Believe
“It’s important to give back to other sick kids,” says Finn, a wish kid from Orange County. Finn, now 6 years old, will lead his schoolmates at his elementary in writing letters to Santa Claus.

Wish Wednesday- Wish Kids Find Hope In a Lighthouse

Luke looking out his lighthouse window.
Lighthouses serve a vital purpose. They guide sailors and their ships safely back to the shore. No matter how rough the sea is or how dark the night, lighthouses shine and provide a sense of safety and comfort – they give hope. Similarly, when Justin and Luke were given the opportunity for a wish, they both faced challenging situations. And, they used their wish to have a lighthouse – or to tend for one.

Nov 19, 2014

Wish Wednesday- Wish Kids Find Hope In a Lighthouse

Luke looking out his lighthouse window.
Lighthouses serve a vital purpose. They guide sailors and their ships safely back to the shore. No matter how rough the sea is or how dark the night, lighthouses shine and provide a sense of safety and comfort – they give hope. Similarly, when Justin and Luke were given the opportunity for a wish, they both faced challenging situations. And, they used their wish to have a lighthouse – or to tend for one.

On the Movie Set With Wish Kid Clark

Clark Make-A-Wish UK Life Photography
Today, Wish Nation is excited to introduce you to Clark, a 7-year-old wish kid from the UK. Chrissie Hinde, marketing officer at Make-A-Wish UK, will share her first-hand view of Clark's imaginative wish to be the star in his own movie ... this blog post is also our first-ever from our friends in the UK. Make-A-Wish UK is one of 38 Make-A-Wish International affiliates serving children in nearly 50 countries around the world.

Nov 14, 2014

On the Movie Set With Wish Kid Clark

Clark Make-A-Wish UK Life Photography
Today, Wish Nation is excited to introduce you to Clark, a 7-year-old wish kid from the UK. Chrissie Hinde, marketing officer at Make-A-Wish UK, will share her first-hand view of Clark's imaginative wish to be the star in his own movie ... this blog post is also our first-ever from our friends in the UK. Make-A-Wish UK is one of 38 Make-A-Wish International affiliates serving children in nearly 50 countries around the world.

Wish Wednesday- Real Places, Fairytale Settings

Addison is a princess.
Once upon a wish … Make-A-Wish had a task: to turn the real island paradise of Hawaii into the perfect fairy tale kingdom for a princess.

Nov 12, 2014

Wish Wednesday- Real Places, Fairytale Settings

Addison is a princess.
Once upon a wish … Make-A-Wish had a task: to turn the real island paradise of Hawaii into the perfect fairy tale kingdom for a princess.

Make-A-Wish Creates Agents of Change

sam I wish to have a baseball field
Mahatma Gandhi once said, "You must be the change you wish to see in the world." Every child has a fresh, unique take on the world; a new perspective. Children from all over the world have the ability to be agents for change. As we are all aware, some kids do suffer from life-threatening medical conditions, but we can't let that keep them down. When children have their wish granted, the world opens up to them and they have the chance to be inspired. When donors help grant a wish, they can change the world.

Nov 07, 2014

Make-A-Wish Creates Agents of Change

sam I wish to have a baseball field
Mahatma Gandhi once said, "You must be the change you wish to see in the world." Every child has a fresh, unique take on the world; a new perspective. Children from all over the world have the ability to be agents for change. As we are all aware, some kids do suffer from life-threatening medical conditions, but we can't let that keep them down. When children have their wish granted, the world opens up to them and they have the chance to be inspired. When donors help grant a wish, they can change the world.

Wish Wednesday - The Playhouse Edition

wish wednesday playhouse
Playhouses - they are a perfect gateway for kids to escape into their imagination. This is especially true for Make-A-Wish kids. They spend so much time in environments that are unfamiliar, sterile and unsettling. It's easy to understand why playhouses, forts, club houses and other refuges are popular with wish kids.

Nov 05, 2014

Wish Wednesday - The Playhouse Edition

wish wednesday playhouse
Playhouses - they are a perfect gateway for kids to escape into their imagination. This is especially true for Make-A-Wish kids. They spend so much time in environments that are unfamiliar, sterile and unsettling. It's easy to understand why playhouses, forts, club houses and other refuges are popular with wish kids.

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.

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