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Apr 07, 2017

Wish Kids Through the Ages Part 2

Kallie, Make-A-Wish South Dakota, Hawaii
Each wish kid has a unique medical journey and set of circumstances that brought them to Make-A-Wish. And from a bug safari to a trip to Athens, the wish possibilities are endless.

Apr 07, 2017

Wish Kids Through the Ages Part 2

Kallie, Make-A-Wish South Dakota, Hawaii
Each wish kid has a unique medical journey and set of circumstances that brought them to Make-A-Wish. And from a bug safari to a trip to Athens, the wish possibilities are endless.

Mar 24, 2017

Wish Kids Through the Ages Part 1

Jaxston, Make-A-Wish Hawaii
How do I feel less lonely, more connected and more in charge of my own future? These are common worries that wish kids express, regardless of age. And I’d venture a guess that you have asked yourself at least one of these questions in your own life, even if you’ve never been seriously ill.

Mar 24, 2017

Wish Kids Through the Ages Part 1

Jaxston, Make-A-Wish Hawaii
How do I feel less lonely, more connected and more in charge of my own future? These are common worries that wish kids express, regardless of age. And I’d venture a guess that you have asked yourself at least one of these questions in your own life, even if you’ve never been seriously ill.

12 Things You Might Not Know About Make-A-Wish

Brody
Make-A-Wish has been going strong since the early ‘80s, but there’s a lot the general public still doesn’t know about how we operate. For example, do you know our biggest wish granter? Our most popular type of wish? Our first wish kid?

Mar 17, 2017

12 Things You Might Not Know About Make-A-Wish

Brody
Make-A-Wish has been going strong since the early ‘80s, but there’s a lot the general public still doesn’t know about how we operate. For example, do you know our biggest wish granter? Our most popular type of wish? Our first wish kid?

Mar 13, 2017

Medical Technology Helps Keep Traveling Wish Kids Safe

medical form, stethoscope, Pixabay
When Make-A-Wish patients travel to their wish destinations, they rarely bring their medical images with them, putting them at increased risk, exposing them to additional radiation, and making it harder for physicians to treat them. As a pediatric critical care physician working at an Orlando trauma hospital, I treat many wish children. We’re now using cloud-based medical image sharing to help families and their physicians coordinate safe trips and perpetuate the mission of Make-A-Wish.

Mar 13, 2017

Medical Technology Helps Keep Traveling Wish Kids Safe

medical form, stethoscope, Pixabay
When Make-A-Wish patients travel to their wish destinations, they rarely bring their medical images with them, putting them at increased risk, exposing them to additional radiation, and making it harder for physicians to treat them. As a pediatric critical care physician working at an Orlando trauma hospital, I treat many wish children. We’re now using cloud-based medical image sharing to help families and their physicians coordinate safe trips and perpetuate the mission of Make-A-Wish.

From Cinematographer to Wish Granter

Linda and Chris the day he received his uniform and wings.
Ever since I heard about how Make-A-Wish was formed, it has always seemed more like fiction than truth. The plot was too unfair - a 7-year-old boy knew that his illness would soon take his life. The characters were too good - friends who worked together to give one day of hope to a mother and her son. But it's real. All of it. Kenny Yanga, a cinematographer and editor with Relentless, Inc., can tell you for certain because he met the people whose actions have impacted the lives of millions of others all around the world.

Feb 27, 2017

From Cinematographer to Wish Granter

Linda and Chris the day he received his uniform and wings.
Ever since I heard about how Make-A-Wish was formed, it has always seemed more like fiction than truth. The plot was too unfair - a 7-year-old boy knew that his illness would soon take his life. The characters were too good - friends who worked together to give one day of hope to a mother and her son. But it's real. All of it. Kenny Yanga, a cinematographer and editor with Relentless, Inc., can tell you for certain because he met the people whose actions have impacted the lives of millions of others all around the world.

4 Wish Kids Who Love Science

Delilah, Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area, scuba diving
Delilah coasts through the water, her flippers propelling her forward. Colorful fish and coral pass beneath her as she concentrates on breathing through her regulator. Being submerged in the water feels like seeing the world for the first time. It’s a little nerve-wracking, but she knows that she has Steve right beside her to show her what to do.

Feb 03, 2017

4 Wish Kids Who Love Science

Delilah, Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area, scuba diving
Delilah coasts through the water, her flippers propelling her forward. Colorful fish and coral pass beneath her as she concentrates on breathing through her regulator. Being submerged in the water feels like seeing the world for the first time. It’s a little nerve-wracking, but she knows that she has Steve right beside her to show her what to do.

How 3 Communities Empowered Local Wish Kids

Make-A-Wish Oregon, Tristan
The wind whips out Kaheem’s cape as he surveys his city. The people of Washington, DC, are in trouble – he can feel it. There are evildoers afoot! Luckily for them, they have Super Kaheem to come to the rescue.

Jan 30, 2017

How 3 Communities Empowered Local Wish Kids

Make-A-Wish Oregon, Tristan
The wind whips out Kaheem’s cape as he surveys his city. The people of Washington, DC, are in trouble – he can feel it. There are evildoers afoot! Luckily for them, they have Super Kaheem to come to the rescue.

6 Ways to Stand Out as an Intern

Make-A-Wish Oklahoma, interns
When I started my copywriting internship at Make-A-Wish, I had no clue what I was getting myself into. I had never interned outside of school before, completed self-paced work projects, or been in a place with more than 20 employees. I felt utterly unfit for the office environment, even though I’d be doing something I loved.

Jan 20, 2017

6 Ways to Stand Out as an Intern

Make-A-Wish Oklahoma, interns
When I started my copywriting internship at Make-A-Wish, I had no clue what I was getting myself into. I had never interned outside of school before, completed self-paced work projects, or been in a place with more than 20 employees. I felt utterly unfit for the office environment, even though I’d be doing something I loved.

Dec 16, 2016

3 Kids Who Wished For Winter

Avery, Make-A-Wish America, Central and Northern Florida, Julie Richards Photography
Many wish kids dream of going on warm summer vacations, but a select few break that mold. Instead of sunny days on the beach or rides in a theme park, they dream of penguins, snowmen and skiing. The restorative power of winter gives these wish kids a chance to recuperate, and the wishes become even more powerful when they allow kids to experience winter for the very first time.

Dec 16, 2016

3 Kids Who Wished For Winter

Avery, Make-A-Wish America, Central and Northern Florida, Julie Richards Photography
Many wish kids dream of going on warm summer vacations, but a select few break that mold. Instead of sunny days on the beach or rides in a theme park, they dream of penguins, snowmen and skiing. The restorative power of winter gives these wish kids a chance to recuperate, and the wishes become even more powerful when they allow kids to experience winter for the very first time.

Dec 09, 2016

Unusual Skills Lead to Fantastic Wishes

Madison, Make-A-Wish America, Emma-Louise
At first glance, it would seem that a professional sandcastle builder and a construction worker have little in common. Sure, they both build structures of sorts. But they work in completely different places, and their goals are entirely dissimilar in every possible way.

Dec 09, 2016

Unusual Skills Lead to Fantastic Wishes

Madison, Make-A-Wish America, Emma-Louise
At first glance, it would seem that a professional sandcastle builder and a construction worker have little in common. Sure, they both build structures of sorts. But they work in completely different places, and their goals are entirely dissimilar in every possible way.

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