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You Can't Take a Wish Away

You can't take a wish away
There is no warehouse of wishes that can go out of stock if too many people order them. And they don’t require some children to sacrifice for others.

Mar 25, 2016

You Can't Take a Wish Away

You can't take a wish away
There is no warehouse of wishes that can go out of stock if too many people order them. And they don’t require some children to sacrifice for others.

How to Balance Adult-ing and Volunteering as a Recent Graduate

Recent graduate
What is life really like as a recent graduate? Bills, mysterious phrases like 401(k) and Roth IRA, weekends without homework, wrinkles, careers ... According to the general population, this collection of alphabet soup equals adulthood.

Mar 18, 2016

How to Balance Adult-ing and Volunteering as a Recent Graduate

Recent graduate
What is life really like as a recent graduate? Bills, mysterious phrases like 401(k) and Roth IRA, weekends without homework, wrinkles, careers ... According to the general population, this collection of alphabet soup equals adulthood.

Common Questions About Wishes

Rebecca Allen Photography, amelia, take care of the world
When I tell someone I work at Make-A-Wish, one of the most-common questions is “how do wishes get granted?”. Honestly, I knew on paper what the journey looked like, but I finally experienced it.

Mar 11, 2016

Common Questions About Wishes

Rebecca Allen Photography, amelia, take care of the world
When I tell someone I work at Make-A-Wish, one of the most-common questions is “how do wishes get granted?”. Honestly, I knew on paper what the journey looked like, but I finally experienced it.

Perspectives on Marriage with Chronically Ill Children

Marriage
Marriage is already a complicated and often tense subject. Add into that the stresses of caring for a child with a life-threatening illness. This week for our community question, we asked how parents have made it through these circumstances with or without divorce and their advice to others.

Mar 09, 2016

Perspectives on Marriage with Chronically Ill Children

Marriage
Marriage is already a complicated and often tense subject. Add into that the stresses of caring for a child with a life-threatening illness. This week for our community question, we asked how parents have made it through these circumstances with or without divorce and their advice to others.

Glimpse Into a Wish with Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines, Give Wishes Wings, Kelly, Daniel
Sometimes, it’s the small details. It’s the little moments that add up to something that’s unforgettable.

Mar 04, 2016

Glimpse Into a Wish with Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines, Give Wishes Wings, Kelly, Daniel
Sometimes, it’s the small details. It’s the little moments that add up to something that’s unforgettable.

Finding Support and Hope: Gabby and Jaycee’s Journey

family support evana sandusky
I watch the second hand make its last trip around the clock as I scrub my hands intensely. Now that I am sanitized I make my way towards a very small baby in the NICU. I look at my tiny niece and bravely decide to hold her.

Mar 02, 2016

Finding Support and Hope: Gabby and Jaycee’s Journey

family support evana sandusky
I watch the second hand make its last trip around the clock as I scrub my hands intensely. Now that I am sanitized I make my way towards a very small baby in the NICU. I look at my tiny niece and bravely decide to hold her.

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.

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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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