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The Moments a Struggling Family Needed

jen moody zach make-a-wish
In today’s post, guest blogger Jen shares her memories of her son Zach’s wish – and how she and her family found happiness in their final days with him.

Dec 23, 2015

The Moments a Struggling Family Needed

jen moody zach make-a-wish
In today’s post, guest blogger Jen shares her memories of her son Zach’s wish – and how she and her family found happiness in their final days with him.

Pets - A Connection to a Typical Life

Amaya puppy wish
It all started with my mom’s allergy to cats. That first spark of hesitancy toward pet-ownership was further cemented by multiple moves. Then I became allergic to dogs – breaking out in low-grade cold symptoms when in confined spaces with them. There was a general consensus that we just weren’t really a family that had pets.

Dec 09, 2015

Pets - A Connection to a Typical Life

Amaya puppy wish
It all started with my mom’s allergy to cats. That first spark of hesitancy toward pet-ownership was further cemented by multiple moves. Then I became allergic to dogs – breaking out in low-grade cold symptoms when in confined spaces with them. There was a general consensus that we just weren’t really a family that had pets.

With a Little Help

Dhanush Doctor Wish
Doctors are integral to wishes.

Dec 02, 2015

With a Little Help

Dhanush Doctor Wish
Doctors are integral to wishes.

Two Kids Find Their Path to Giving

Jose wished to give a playground
What does granting a seriously ill kid’s wish really do? What imprint does it leave on the world?

Nov 25, 2015

Two Kids Find Their Path to Giving

Jose wished to give a playground
What does granting a seriously ill kid’s wish really do? What imprint does it leave on the world?

Using our Talents for the Power of Good

World Famous Inc Alexis
Today's guest writer led a team of creative professionals in granting Alexis' wish. Find out how he got involved, and how being part of a wish convinced every member of the team that they can transform lives through helping seriously ill kids.

Nov 12, 2015

Using our Talents for the Power of Good

World Famous Inc Alexis
Today's guest writer led a team of creative professionals in granting Alexis' wish. Find out how he got involved, and how being part of a wish convinced every member of the team that they can transform lives through helping seriously ill kids.

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.

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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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