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Jul 02, 2015

Wish Experience Points Hannah Toward Acting Career

Today’s post is from Hannah S., who had a Make-A-Wish experience that influenced her future by encouraging her to seek a career in acting. She is also set to appear in feature film!

Jul 02, 2015

Wish Experience Points Hannah Toward Acting Career

Today’s post is from Hannah S., who had a Make-A-Wish experience that influenced her future by encouraging her to seek a career in acting. She is also set to appear in feature film!

Wish Wednesday-Honoring Independence Day Through Wishes

Alyssa and Jorge know the meaning of courage. They both have battled serious illness. But in light of everything, they also have done what so many brave men and women have: put on a uniform and served the country.

Jul 01, 2015

Wish Wednesday-Honoring Independence Day Through Wishes

Alyssa and Jorge know the meaning of courage. They both have battled serious illness. But in light of everything, they also have done what so many brave men and women have: put on a uniform and served the country.

Jun 30, 2015

5 Great Wish Kid Smiles

Noella wished for a puppy <em>Photo credit: PICS Photography, Susan McGowan</em>
There’s just something about a child’s smile. And there is no greater reward for any employee or wish granter at Make-A-Wish than to see the smiling face of a wish child who has experienced the hope, strength and joy that a wish can bring them. Read more ...

Jun 30, 2015

5 Great Wish Kid Smiles

Noella wished for a puppy <em>Photo credit: PICS Photography, Susan McGowan</em>
There’s just something about a child’s smile. And there is no greater reward for any employee or wish granter at Make-A-Wish than to see the smiling face of a wish child who has experienced the hope, strength and joy that a wish can bring them. Read more ...

A Look Inside Phoenix Children's Hospital

Game rooms, artwork and dogs all in one place … and all for children. This is a world all its own. It has everything. But for the 250 children that woke up in one of its rooms, it is the world where they try to overcome serious illness. This is Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

Jun 26, 2015

A Look Inside Phoenix Children's Hospital

Game rooms, artwork and dogs all in one place … and all for children. This is a world all its own. It has everything. But for the 250 children that woke up in one of its rooms, it is the world where they try to overcome serious illness. This is Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

Explaining the Mixed Emotions of Make-A-Wish

Lukas with Kangaroo
He's not that sick. This was Teresa's reaction when she found out her son, Lukas, might be eligible for a Make-A-Wish experience. It made her reluctant to refer him for a wish. Then she thought about it a little more.

Jun 19, 2015

Explaining the Mixed Emotions of Make-A-Wish

Lukas with Kangaroo
He's not that sick. This was Teresa's reaction when she found out her son, Lukas, might be eligible for a Make-A-Wish experience. It made her reluctant to refer him for a wish. Then she thought about it a little more.

Wish Wednesday - Revisiting Wonderland

Robin wished to go to Wonderland with Alice <em>photo credit: Henry Alva</em>
“Sometimes I believe in as many as six impossible things before breakfast!”

This is one of my favorite quotes from Alice in Wonderland. Not only because the story is quirky and fun, but because of Wonderland itself. In the story, nothing makes sense. Yet, at the same time, everything makes sense.

Jun 17, 2015

Wish Wednesday - Revisiting Wonderland

Robin wished to go to Wonderland with Alice <em>photo credit: Henry Alva</em>
“Sometimes I believe in as many as six impossible things before breakfast!”

This is one of my favorite quotes from Alice in Wonderland. Not only because the story is quirky and fun, but because of Wonderland itself. In the story, nothing makes sense. Yet, at the same time, everything makes sense.

Find Your Inspiration in Ballet Wish Kids

Kennedy meets real ballerinas
When I was born, I was diagnosed with mild cerebral palsy. While this condition was less severe than what it could have been, life for me was not without minor challenges. Thanks to my mother, I grew up a normal kid playing sports, swimming, and doing everything with just a little more effort. However, I wanted to try ballet more than anything else. With CP, muscles in the limbs tighten and atrophy rather quickly. Because of this, ballet was its own difficult challenge … one that I never pursued fully because of the demanding nature of the art and my own lack of confidence. Honestly, it’s one thing that I regret.

Jun 10, 2015

Find Your Inspiration in Ballet Wish Kids

Kennedy meets real ballerinas
When I was born, I was diagnosed with mild cerebral palsy. While this condition was less severe than what it could have been, life for me was not without minor challenges. Thanks to my mother, I grew up a normal kid playing sports, swimming, and doing everything with just a little more effort. However, I wanted to try ballet more than anything else. With CP, muscles in the limbs tighten and atrophy rather quickly. Because of this, ballet was its own difficult challenge … one that I never pursued fully because of the demanding nature of the art and my own lack of confidence. Honestly, it’s one thing that I regret.

GameStop Loves Make-A-Wish

jahred
When I was little I had wished to become an astronaut. Going to outer space, floating amongst the stars was all I could think about. My room was covered in those glow-in-the-dark stars and planets. Each night I would drift off to sleep pretending I was going to a galaxy far far away.

May 29, 2015

GameStop Loves Make-A-Wish

jahred
When I was little I had wished to become an astronaut. Going to outer space, floating amongst the stars was all I could think about. My room was covered in those glow-in-the-dark stars and planets. Each night I would drift off to sleep pretending I was going to a galaxy far far away.

Five Thoughts About Noah's Rescue Adventure Wish

noah police car
Over the past week or so, you may have noticed that wish kid Noah was the talk of the news media. Noah is an 8-year-old boy with a complex genetic disorder. He’s had more than 20 surgeries so far, and he will undergo even more surgeries throughout his life.

May 15, 2015

Five Thoughts About Noah's Rescue Adventure Wish

noah police car
Over the past week or so, you may have noticed that wish kid Noah was the talk of the news media. Noah is an 8-year-old boy with a complex genetic disorder. He’s had more than 20 surgeries so far, and he will undergo even more surgeries throughout his life.

Finding Joy in Emersyn's Last Days of Independence

Emersyn wishes to fly with butterflies
Six months ago, Emersyn could skip. But she can't any longer. As the months go by, she'll also lose her ability to walk. She won't even be able to eat solid food.

May 08, 2015

Finding Joy in Emersyn's Last Days of Independence

Emersyn wishes to fly with butterflies
Six months ago, Emersyn could skip. But she can't any longer. As the months go by, she'll also lose her ability to walk. She won't even be able to eat solid food.

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