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Goalies Connect During Boston Bruins Wish

Maddie, Boston Bruins, I wish to meet
Maddie and I have barely anything in common. She's a 9-year-old girl with cancer. I'm … well, let's say considerably older. But age, gender and medical condition? They’re irrelevant because Maddie is a goalie – just like I used to be. We automatically have an uncommon understanding.

May 16, 2014

Goalies Connect During Boston Bruins Wish

Maddie, Boston Bruins, I wish to meet
Maddie and I have barely anything in common. She's a 9-year-old girl with cancer. I'm … well, let's say considerably older. But age, gender and medical condition? They’re irrelevant because Maddie is a goalie – just like I used to be. We automatically have an uncommon understanding.

Random Wish Kid Photo: Ajianaye and the Coconut

Sometimes, telling a kid that her wish will come true is half the fun. I think Ajianaye’s wish granters knew this when they presented her with a huge coconut as their way of saying “your wish to go to learn to hula dance in Hawaii will come true.”

May 14, 2014

Random Wish Kid Photo: Ajianaye and the Coconut

Sometimes, telling a kid that her wish will come true is half the fun. I think Ajianaye’s wish granters knew this when they presented her with a huge coconut as their way of saying “your wish to go to learn to hula dance in Hawaii will come true.”

New Book Reveals the Celebrity Connection to Wish Kids

Wish Granted
Last year, 14,003 kids received a Make-A-Wish experience. More than 1,100 of those wishes involved a celebrity or athlete.

May 12, 2014

New Book Reveals the Celebrity Connection to Wish Kids

Wish Granted
Last year, 14,003 kids received a Make-A-Wish experience. More than 1,100 of those wishes involved a celebrity or athlete.

Comedian’s Words About Air Travel Hit the Mark

Wishes In Flight
“You’re sitting in a chair in the sky … you’re like a Greek myth right now!”

May 09, 2014

Comedian’s Words About Air Travel Hit the Mark

Wishes In Flight
“You’re sitting in a chair in the sky … you’re like a Greek myth right now!”

Apr 29, 2014

Sharing Our Favorite Memories for World Wish Day

Chris Greicius, 7, inspired the formation of Make-A-Wish when he wished to be a police officer.
April 29 celebrates the wish that inspired the creation of Make-A-Wish in 1980 – more than 300,000 wishes later; we’re celebrating the global wish-granting mission.

Apr 29, 2014

Sharing Our Favorite Memories for World Wish Day

Chris Greicius, 7, inspired the formation of Make-A-Wish when he wished to be a police officer.
April 29 celebrates the wish that inspired the creation of Make-A-Wish in 1980 – more than 300,000 wishes later; we’re celebrating the global wish-granting mission.

Wish Kid Defies Odds and Defines Life on His Terms

Sam is no stranger to the hard road. Born with a serious heart condition, Sam has spent his life battling illness and proving people wrong. Most of all, Sam refuses to let anything get in the way of his active status as a hockey player.

Apr 23, 2014

Wish Kid Defies Odds and Defines Life on His Terms

Sam is no stranger to the hard road. Born with a serious heart condition, Sam has spent his life battling illness and proving people wrong. Most of all, Sam refuses to let anything get in the way of his active status as a hockey player.

Make-A-Wish Remembers Kevin Sharp

Kevin Sharp lived his wish and went on to do even more.
The world knew Kevin Sharp as a country star. Make-A-Wish knew him as a wish kid. And I knew Kevin as a genuine, reflective human being who made the world better.

Apr 21, 2014

Make-A-Wish Remembers Kevin Sharp

Kevin Sharp lived his wish and went on to do even more.
The world knew Kevin Sharp as a country star. Make-A-Wish knew him as a wish kid. And I knew Kevin as a genuine, reflective human being who made the world better.

Behind the Scenes of a Make-A-Wish Commercial

The Wishes In Flight commercial lasts just 30 seconds. Behind that half-minute of screen time, though, there’s more than nine hours of shooting and months of planning.

Apr 16, 2014

Behind the Scenes of a Make-A-Wish Commercial

The Wishes In Flight commercial lasts just 30 seconds. Behind that half-minute of screen time, though, there’s more than nine hours of shooting and months of planning.

Part 2 - Wish Kid Shares Her Journey to Antarctica

Last week, Alexandra invited us to join her for the first phase of her wish trip - a voyage to Antarctica. Today, she wraps the experience up for us.

Apr 09, 2014

Part 2 - Wish Kid Shares Her Journey to Antarctica

Last week, Alexandra invited us to join her for the first phase of her wish trip - a voyage to Antarctica. Today, she wraps the experience up for us.

Volunteering: The Backbone of Wish Granting

South Carolina, Hugh O'Neill, Indomitable Spirit, Volunteers, Peter, Piano
In granting wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions, Make-A-Wish® is thankful for the generosity of donors and medical professionals who support our vision to make every eligible child’s wish come true. One invaluable area of generosity that we rely on annually is the amount of time, attention and dedication more than 25,000 volunteers give to fulfill our mission. These are the individuals who do the legwork to make each child’s wish come true.

Apr 08, 2014

Volunteering: The Backbone of Wish Granting

South Carolina, Hugh O'Neill, Indomitable Spirit, Volunteers, Peter, Piano
In granting wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions, Make-A-Wish® is thankful for the generosity of donors and medical professionals who support our vision to make every eligible child’s wish come true. One invaluable area of generosity that we rely on annually is the amount of time, attention and dedication more than 25,000 volunteers give to fulfill our mission. These are the individuals who do the legwork to make each child’s wish come true.

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