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Looking Back at My GRAMMY Awards Wish

kellie grammy awards make-a-wish
My name is Kellie. I am 22 years old, and I was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy when I was 3 years old. I get around using a power wheelchair, but it’s never stopped me from living my life to the best of my abilities.

Feb 08, 2016

Looking Back at My GRAMMY Awards Wish

kellie grammy awards make-a-wish
My name is Kellie. I am 22 years old, and I was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy when I was 3 years old. I get around using a power wheelchair, but it’s never stopped me from living my life to the best of my abilities.

How to Help Kids Cope With Their Sibling Hospital Stays

How to Help Kids Cope With Their Sibling’s Hospital Stays
Long hospital stays are one of the worst parts of recovering from a serious illness. And not just for kids fighting an illness – it takes a toll on their siblings and parents, too. The siblings feel left out and isolated, and parents often feel guilty for the time they miss with them.

Feb 03, 2016

How to Help Kids Cope With Their Sibling Hospital Stays

How to Help Kids Cope With Their Sibling’s Hospital Stays
Long hospital stays are one of the worst parts of recovering from a serious illness. And not just for kids fighting an illness – it takes a toll on their siblings and parents, too. The siblings feel left out and isolated, and parents often feel guilty for the time they miss with them.

Jan 26, 2016

To The Parent Whose Child Was Just Diagnosed

Lexi Scribbles & Crumbs
I am so sorry. This is hard, hard, hard.

Jan 26, 2016

To The Parent Whose Child Was Just Diagnosed

Lexi Scribbles & Crumbs
I am so sorry. This is hard, hard, hard.

Random Wish Kid Photo: Braxton's Last Day of Chemo

Braxton Wish Kid
Every so often, I come across a photo of a wish kid that makes me re-consider my perspective on the wish granting process and what it means to be involved with Make-A-Wish. In this picture, wish kid Braxton smiles about a significant milestone in his 6 years of life. He's gotten through chemotherapy and is about to go on a wish trip to his favorite theme park. But there is always more to the story.

Jan 21, 2016

Random Wish Kid Photo: Braxton's Last Day of Chemo

Braxton Wish Kid
Every so often, I come across a photo of a wish kid that makes me re-consider my perspective on the wish granting process and what it means to be involved with Make-A-Wish. In this picture, wish kid Braxton smiles about a significant milestone in his 6 years of life. He's gotten through chemotherapy and is about to go on a wish trip to his favorite theme park. But there is always more to the story.

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.

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.”

The Moments a Struggling Family Needed

jen moody zach make-a-wish
In today’s post, guest blogger Jen shares her memories of her son Zach’s wish – and how she and her family found happiness in their final days with him.

Dec 23, 2015

The Moments a Struggling Family Needed

jen moody zach make-a-wish
In today’s post, guest blogger Jen shares her memories of her son Zach’s wish – and how she and her family found happiness in their final days with him.

Pets - A Connection to a Typical Life

Amaya puppy wish
It all started with my mom’s allergy to cats. That first spark of hesitancy toward pet-ownership was further cemented by multiple moves. Then I became allergic to dogs – breaking out in low-grade cold symptoms when in confined spaces with them. There was a general consensus that we just weren’t really a family that had pets.

Dec 09, 2015

Pets - A Connection to a Typical Life

Amaya puppy wish
It all started with my mom’s allergy to cats. That first spark of hesitancy toward pet-ownership was further cemented by multiple moves. Then I became allergic to dogs – breaking out in low-grade cold symptoms when in confined spaces with them. There was a general consensus that we just weren’t really a family that had pets.

With a Little Help

Dhanush Doctor Wish
Doctors are integral to wishes.

Dec 02, 2015

With a Little Help

Dhanush Doctor Wish
Doctors are integral to wishes.

Two Kids Find Their Path to Giving

Jose wished to give a playground
What does granting a seriously ill kid’s wish really do? What imprint does it leave on the world?

Nov 25, 2015

Two Kids Find Their Path to Giving

Jose wished to give a playground
What does granting a seriously ill kid’s wish really do? What imprint does it leave on the world?

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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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