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On the Movie Set With Wish Kid Clark

Clark Make-A-Wish UK Life Photography
Today, Wish Nation is excited to introduce you to Clark, a 7-year-old wish kid from the UK. Chrissie Hinde, marketing officer at Make-A-Wish UK, will share her first-hand view of Clark's imaginative wish to be the star in his own movie ... this blog post is also our first-ever from our friends in the UK. Make-A-Wish UK is one of 38 Make-A-Wish International affiliates serving children in nearly 50 countries around the world.

Nov 14, 2014

On the Movie Set With Wish Kid Clark

Clark Make-A-Wish UK Life Photography
Today, Wish Nation is excited to introduce you to Clark, a 7-year-old wish kid from the UK. Chrissie Hinde, marketing officer at Make-A-Wish UK, will share her first-hand view of Clark's imaginative wish to be the star in his own movie ... this blog post is also our first-ever from our friends in the UK. Make-A-Wish UK is one of 38 Make-A-Wish International affiliates serving children in nearly 50 countries around the world.

Wish Wednesday- Real Places, Fairytale Settings

Addison is a princess.
Once upon a wish … Make-A-Wish had a task: to turn the real island paradise of Hawaii into the perfect fairy tale kingdom for a princess.

Nov 12, 2014

Wish Wednesday- Real Places, Fairytale Settings

Addison is a princess.
Once upon a wish … Make-A-Wish had a task: to turn the real island paradise of Hawaii into the perfect fairy tale kingdom for a princess.

Make-A-Wish Creates Agents of Change

sam I wish to have a baseball field
Mahatma Gandhi once said, "You must be the change you wish to see in the world." Every child has a fresh, unique take on the world; a new perspective. Children from all over the world have the ability to be agents for change. As we are all aware, some kids do suffer from life-threatening medical conditions, but we can't let that keep them down. When children have their wish granted, the world opens up to them and they have the chance to be inspired. When donors help grant a wish, they can change the world.

Nov 07, 2014

Make-A-Wish Creates Agents of Change

sam I wish to have a baseball field
Mahatma Gandhi once said, "You must be the change you wish to see in the world." Every child has a fresh, unique take on the world; a new perspective. Children from all over the world have the ability to be agents for change. As we are all aware, some kids do suffer from life-threatening medical conditions, but we can't let that keep them down. When children have their wish granted, the world opens up to them and they have the chance to be inspired. When donors help grant a wish, they can change the world.

Wish Wednesday - The Playhouse Edition

wish wednesday playhouse
Playhouses - they are a perfect gateway for kids to escape into their imagination. This is especially true for Make-A-Wish kids. They spend so much time in environments that are unfamiliar, sterile and unsettling. It's easy to understand why playhouses, forts, club houses and other refuges are popular with wish kids.

Nov 05, 2014

Wish Wednesday - The Playhouse Edition

wish wednesday playhouse
Playhouses - they are a perfect gateway for kids to escape into their imagination. This is especially true for Make-A-Wish kids. They spend so much time in environments that are unfamiliar, sterile and unsettling. It's easy to understand why playhouses, forts, club houses and other refuges are popular with wish kids.

Throwback Thursday - Twenty Flights of Courage

shelby_australia
Back in 2012, Shelby’s wish to go on a trip to Australia for a week came true following her surgery for thyroid cancer. The trip to Australia took her to Sydney, horseback riding along the ocean, snorkeling and more in the Land Down Under.

Oct 30, 2014

Throwback Thursday - Twenty Flights of Courage

shelby_australia
Back in 2012, Shelby’s wish to go on a trip to Australia for a week came true following her surgery for thyroid cancer. The trip to Australia took her to Sydney, horseback riding along the ocean, snorkeling and more in the Land Down Under.

Wish Kid Turns Challenges Into Halloween Fun

Here in the Brand Advancement team at Make-A-Wish America, there has been a lot of chatter about finding the perfect group Halloween costume. While I’m still not sure if my teammates will be The Village People or the Addams Family this Friday, we face the challenging prospect of one-upping ourselves each year.

Oct 29, 2014

Wish Kid Turns Challenges Into Halloween Fun

Here in the Brand Advancement team at Make-A-Wish America, there has been a lot of chatter about finding the perfect group Halloween costume. While I’m still not sure if my teammates will be The Village People or the Addams Family this Friday, we face the challenging prospect of one-upping ourselves each year.

Photo Roundup: Make-A-Wish Kids and Their Puppies

Noella wished for a puppy <em>Photo credit: PICS Photography, Susan McGowan</em>
There is really nothing typical about the life of a kid with a life-threatening medical condition. And we’ve heard from so many families who tell us that wishes help them feel just like a regular family. And what’s more normal and reassuring for a kid than a loyal pet? That’s why so many kids wish for pets of their own.

Oct 17, 2014

Photo Roundup: Make-A-Wish Kids and Their Puppies

Noella wished for a puppy <em>Photo credit: PICS Photography, Susan McGowan</em>
There is really nothing typical about the life of a kid with a life-threatening medical condition. And we’ve heard from so many families who tell us that wishes help them feel just like a regular family. And what’s more normal and reassuring for a kid than a loyal pet? That’s why so many kids wish for pets of their own.

Wish Wednesday- Wishes That Serve The Community

Perfect white lines connect one base to another, people with wheelchairs and strollers watch the games up close and cheer, and baseball hiss through the air. The baseball park is one of the most treasured sites for one Albuquerque community. From all the games that have been played, and the swarm of people who have stood in the stands – watching in suspense, squinting at the box score – as the batter runs up to take a swing. There is one all-star spirit, though, who has left his cleat marks at homeplate.

Oct 15, 2014

Wish Wednesday- Wishes That Serve The Community

Perfect white lines connect one base to another, people with wheelchairs and strollers watch the games up close and cheer, and baseball hiss through the air. The baseball park is one of the most treasured sites for one Albuquerque community. From all the games that have been played, and the swarm of people who have stood in the stands – watching in suspense, squinting at the box score – as the batter runs up to take a swing. There is one all-star spirit, though, who has left his cleat marks at homeplate.

More than 20 Years After a Wish

Today's Wish Nation post is a look back at a wish more than 20 years after it came true. Guest writer and wish kid-turned-mom Shawna will show you how her wish helped her cope - and how it continues to be part of her life today.

Oct 10, 2014

More than 20 Years After a Wish

Today's Wish Nation post is a look back at a wish more than 20 years after it came true. Guest writer and wish kid-turned-mom Shawna will show you how her wish helped her cope - and how it continues to be part of her life today.

Wish Wednesday - Old Cars, New Leases on Life

Billy and his truck
Six years ago, we received an unusual wish. Billy, 17 at the time, was fighting cancer. When he got the chance to receive a Make-A-Wish experience, Billy’s one true wish was also to have his truck customized to be ready for firefighting duty.

People in Billy’s community did more than transform his truck. They also transformed Billy’s life – first, by giving him something other than his illness to think about.

Oct 08, 2014

Wish Wednesday - Old Cars, New Leases on Life

Billy and his truck
Six years ago, we received an unusual wish. Billy, 17 at the time, was fighting cancer. When he got the chance to receive a Make-A-Wish experience, Billy’s one true wish was also to have his truck customized to be ready for firefighting duty.

People in Billy’s community did more than transform his truck. They also transformed Billy’s life – first, by giving him something other than his illness to think about.

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