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Of Ice Hotels and Scandinavia

Ice Hotel Cody Wish
On one trip the bookstore many years ago, I purchased “1000 Places to See Before You Die” and proceeded to carry it around with me to different locations for days despite the fact that it’s 1,200 pages long.

Nov 10, 2015

Of Ice Hotels and Scandinavia

Ice Hotel Cody Wish
On one trip the bookstore many years ago, I purchased “1000 Places to See Before You Die” and proceeded to carry it around with me to different locations for days despite the fact that it’s 1,200 pages long.

Volunteer Reflects on Nearly Two Decades of Granting WIshes

Wish kid Charlie
For the past 17 years, I have been privileged to have one of the greatest volunteer positions as a wish granter for Make-A-Wish Foundation. My dedication to this role is simply because of the amazing people I am able to meet and connect with: the wish children and their families.

Oct 30, 2015

Volunteer Reflects on Nearly Two Decades of Granting WIshes

Wish kid Charlie
For the past 17 years, I have been privileged to have one of the greatest volunteer positions as a wish granter for Make-A-Wish Foundation. My dedication to this role is simply because of the amazing people I am able to meet and connect with: the wish children and their families.

Fundraising Ideas for the Holidays

Christmas Wish
Even in Arizona at Make-A-Wish America, it’s beginning to feel like fall. I can’t tell if it’s the cool, mid-70s degree weather, the pumpkins piled outside grocery stores, or just the assertion by the rest of the world that winter is coming, but I think it’s time to start breaking out the knitted sweaters.

Oct 28, 2015

Fundraising Ideas for the Holidays

Christmas Wish
Even in Arizona at Make-A-Wish America, it’s beginning to feel like fall. I can’t tell if it’s the cool, mid-70s degree weather, the pumpkins piled outside grocery stores, or just the assertion by the rest of the world that winter is coming, but I think it’s time to start breaking out the knitted sweaters.

How Can Your Talents Change the World?

Namine volunteer becky dress
Right now around the world, thousands of girls are wearing princess dresses. Some are classic fairytale princesses. Others are from famous animated films. Some are from the world of anime. But there’s one princess dress you need to know about right now – it belongs to 7-year-old Namine.

Oct 23, 2015

How Can Your Talents Change the World?

Namine volunteer becky dress
Right now around the world, thousands of girls are wearing princess dresses. Some are classic fairytale princesses. Others are from famous animated films. Some are from the world of anime. But there’s one princess dress you need to know about right now – it belongs to 7-year-old Namine.

Exploring the Jurassic Past

Ethan Dino Wish Pic
When I was younger, my dad loved to take my brother, sister and me to museums. Sometimes, we dragged our feet and wondered why our public school educations were being prolonged during the weekend, but other times we found true wonder in well-curated and informative exhibits.

Oct 21, 2015

Exploring the Jurassic Past

Ethan Dino Wish Pic
When I was younger, my dad loved to take my brother, sister and me to museums. Sometimes, we dragged our feet and wondered why our public school educations were being prolonged during the weekend, but other times we found true wonder in well-curated and informative exhibits.

Looking Back on a Publishing Wish

Stephanie Book Publishing Wish
Have you ever gotten goosebumps from reading a story? Or cried because of a fictional character in a good book? There is nothing like the feeling that a writer has somehow reached into the most complicated depths of your subconscious and put into words what had seemed inexpressible before.

Oct 16, 2015

Looking Back on a Publishing Wish

Stephanie Book Publishing Wish
Have you ever gotten goosebumps from reading a story? Or cried because of a fictional character in a good book? There is nothing like the feeling that a writer has somehow reached into the most complicated depths of your subconscious and put into words what had seemed inexpressible before.

The Moment Was Ours

“Holding my wonderful daughter in my arms, we danced large circles around the empty room. Whatever troubles we’d left behind in difficult months and hard years; whatever trials still lay ahead; none of that mattered. The moment was ours. It was ours forever.”

Oct 14, 2015

The Moment Was Ours

“Holding my wonderful daughter in my arms, we danced large circles around the empty room. Whatever troubles we’d left behind in difficult months and hard years; whatever trials still lay ahead; none of that mattered. The moment was ours. It was ours forever.”

Wishes in the News

Fashion Design Wish
This week we’ve rounded up some of the most inspiring recent news about wish granting and volunteers. When communities come together to enable a wish granting experience, they create memories and stories that will last a lifetime.

Oct 09, 2015

Wishes in the News

Fashion Design Wish
This week we’ve rounded up some of the most inspiring recent news about wish granting and volunteers. When communities come together to enable a wish granting experience, they create memories and stories that will last a lifetime.

The Climb

Sam Snowboarding Wish
There is something about climbing that has always made it the perfect metaphor for surmounting the insurmountable.

Oct 07, 2015

The Climb

Sam Snowboarding Wish
There is something about climbing that has always made it the perfect metaphor for surmounting the insurmountable.

Top 10 Things to Say and Do for a Parent of a Chronically Ill Child

Kellan Wish Kid and Dad
Many people find it difficult to know what to say or do for a caregiver of a chronically ill child. We’ve compiled a list of the best advice from comments on the Make-A-Wish® Facebook page.

Oct 02, 2015

Top 10 Things to Say and Do for a Parent of a Chronically Ill Child

Kellan Wish Kid and Dad
Many people find it difficult to know what to say or do for a caregiver of a chronically ill child. We’ve compiled a list of the best advice from comments on the Make-A-Wish® Facebook page.

About this Blog

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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