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Tribute to a Friendship Forged Through Cancer

Haley, Macy's, Lauren, Believe
“I wish we could've met under different circumstances (not being diagnosed with cancer) but I would not change a single thing, even being diagnosed with cancer, if it meant not having your beautiful light in my life.”

Feb 24, 2016

Tribute to a Friendship Forged Through Cancer

Haley, Macy's, Lauren, Believe
“I wish we could've met under different circumstances (not being diagnosed with cancer) but I would not change a single thing, even being diagnosed with cancer, if it meant not having your beautiful light in my life.”

Feb 19, 2016

The Odd Sensations of Cancer Treatments

Make-A-Wish Brazil volunteers
Today’s guest blogger overcame cancer, and he has some enlightening observations about his treatments. Andres concludes our series about the unexpected aspects of fighting a serious illness by shedding some light on the physical sensations of cancer treatments. Volunteers and supporters granted his wish to attend the 2014 World Cup. Andres is now a student at University of Miami.

Feb 19, 2016

The Odd Sensations of Cancer Treatments

Make-A-Wish Brazil volunteers
Today’s guest blogger overcame cancer, and he has some enlightening observations about his treatments. Andres concludes our series about the unexpected aspects of fighting a serious illness by shedding some light on the physical sensations of cancer treatments. Volunteers and supporters granted his wish to attend the 2014 World Cup. Andres is now a student at University of Miami.

Beginning Chemotherapy Treatment: Expectations and Realities

Chemotherapy Treatment
Overcoming a serious illnesses is a venture into the unknown. What will the consequences be? What will the doctors say? What unexpected difficulties will come up? This week, we're turning to parents and wish kids to share their advice. This is Part 1 of our series, with Part 2 to follow Friday.

Feb 17, 2016

Beginning Chemotherapy Treatment: Expectations and Realities

Chemotherapy Treatment
Overcoming a serious illnesses is a venture into the unknown. What will the consequences be? What will the doctors say? What unexpected difficulties will come up? This week, we're turning to parents and wish kids to share their advice. This is Part 1 of our series, with Part 2 to follow Friday.

How to Plan a Memorable Children’s Party: 3 Easy Tips

Children's Party
Planning a children’s party requires negotiating many deceptively simple factors. There are friends to invite, parents who must confirm schedules, surprise elements, decorations, locations and even the indefinable sense of what will make for the most dynamic, ‘fun’ theme.

Feb 08, 2016

How to Plan a Memorable Children’s Party: 3 Easy Tips

Children's Party
Planning a children’s party requires negotiating many deceptively simple factors. There are friends to invite, parents who must confirm schedules, surprise elements, decorations, locations and even the indefinable sense of what will make for the most dynamic, ‘fun’ theme.

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.”

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