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Choosing Brave

Choosing Brave
Jessica Lindberg is the mother of four sons. Her oldest, Ethan, was born with a heart defect and passed away in June of 2012. Her youngest, Bodey, was just diagnosed with congenital muscular dystrophy. In her first guest post for Wish Nation, she writes about the loneliness of parenting special needs kids and what helps her hold her head high.

Apr 29, 2016

Choosing Brave

Choosing Brave
Jessica Lindberg is the mother of four sons. Her oldest, Ethan, was born with a heart defect and passed away in June of 2012. Her youngest, Bodey, was just diagnosed with congenital muscular dystrophy. In her first guest post for Wish Nation, she writes about the loneliness of parenting special needs kids and what helps her hold her head high.

Yes, It’s OK to Play Cards Against Humanity in a Neurosurgery Waiting Room

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You mourned first for the child that you have, and once more for the child that you did not get. I know that there are times, over 5,000 days post-diagnosis, that you still mourn these losses.

Apr 25, 2016

Yes, It’s OK to Play Cards Against Humanity in a Neurosurgery Waiting Room

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You mourned first for the child that you have, and once more for the child that you did not get. I know that there are times, over 5,000 days post-diagnosis, that you still mourn these losses.

Beyond the Bucks: 4 Ways to Grant Wishes

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It was junior year of high school and I needed more community service hours for the National Honors Society. As usual, the options were limited to half-baked events like setting up a Halloween festival or convincing my Spanish teacher to let me clean her room during lunch.

Apr 15, 2016

Beyond the Bucks: 4 Ways to Grant Wishes

beyond the bucks
It was junior year of high school and I needed more community service hours for the National Honors Society. As usual, the options were limited to half-baked events like setting up a Halloween festival or convincing my Spanish teacher to let me clean her room during lunch.

Random Wish Kid Photo: Jillian Welcomes Her New Puppy

Jillian Puppy Wish
It's difficult not to use the word 'adorable' when you see this picture of Jillian. I came across it after researching wishes and was struck by how happy she seemed. But as with all wish kids, a photo can never sum up the steps it has taken them to get to the point of celebration and smiles.

Apr 01, 2016

Random Wish Kid Photo: Jillian Welcomes Her New Puppy

Jillian Puppy Wish
It's difficult not to use the word 'adorable' when you see this picture of Jillian. I came across it after researching wishes and was struck by how happy she seemed. But as with all wish kids, a photo can never sum up the steps it has taken them to get to the point of celebration and smiles.

You Can't Take a Wish Away

You can't take a wish away
There is no warehouse of wishes that can go out of stock if too many people order them. And they don’t require some children to sacrifice for others.

Mar 25, 2016

You Can't Take a Wish Away

You can't take a wish away
There is no warehouse of wishes that can go out of stock if too many people order them. And they don’t require some children to sacrifice for others.

How to Balance Adult-ing and Volunteering as a Recent Graduate

Recent graduate
What is life really like as a recent graduate? Bills, mysterious phrases like 401(k) and Roth IRA, weekends without homework, wrinkles, careers ... According to the general population, this collection of alphabet soup equals adulthood.

Mar 18, 2016

How to Balance Adult-ing and Volunteering as a Recent Graduate

Recent graduate
What is life really like as a recent graduate? Bills, mysterious phrases like 401(k) and Roth IRA, weekends without homework, wrinkles, careers ... According to the general population, this collection of alphabet soup equals adulthood.

Common Questions About Wishes

Rebecca Allen Photography, amelia, take care of the world
When I tell someone I work at Make-A-Wish, one of the most-common questions is “how do wishes get granted?”. Honestly, I knew on paper what the journey looked like, but I finally experienced it.

Mar 11, 2016

Common Questions About Wishes

Rebecca Allen Photography, amelia, take care of the world
When I tell someone I work at Make-A-Wish, one of the most-common questions is “how do wishes get granted?”. Honestly, I knew on paper what the journey looked like, but I finally experienced it.

Perspectives on Marriage with Chronically Ill Children

Marriage
Marriage is already a complicated and often tense subject. Add into that the stresses of caring for a child with a life-threatening illness. This week for our community question, we asked how parents have made it through these circumstances with or without divorce and their advice to others.

Mar 09, 2016

Perspectives on Marriage with Chronically Ill Children

Marriage
Marriage is already a complicated and often tense subject. Add into that the stresses of caring for a child with a life-threatening illness. This week for our community question, we asked how parents have made it through these circumstances with or without divorce and their advice to others.

Glimpse Into a Wish with Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines, Give Wishes Wings, Kelly, Daniel
Sometimes, it’s the small details. It’s the little moments that add up to something that’s unforgettable.

Mar 04, 2016

Glimpse Into a Wish with Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines, Give Wishes Wings, Kelly, Daniel
Sometimes, it’s the small details. It’s the little moments that add up to something that’s unforgettable.

Finding Support and Hope: Gabby and Jaycee’s Journey

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I watch the second hand make its last trip around the clock as I scrub my hands intensely. Now that I am sanitized I make my way towards a very small baby in the NICU. I look at my tiny niece and bravely decide to hold her.

Mar 02, 2016

Finding Support and Hope: Gabby and Jaycee’s Journey

family support evana sandusky
I watch the second hand make its last trip around the clock as I scrub my hands intensely. Now that I am sanitized I make my way towards a very small baby in the NICU. I look at my tiny niece and bravely decide to hold her.

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