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Jan 24, 2014

Wish Granting: It's Rewarding, Not Sad

Whenever I tell someone I’m a volunteer wish granter, the most common response is “I could never do that, it’s so sad.” But really, it isn’t.

Jan 24, 2014

Wish Granting: It's Rewarding, Not Sad

Whenever I tell someone I’m a volunteer wish granter, the most common response is “I could never do that, it’s so sad.” But really, it isn’t.

Catch Up With GRAMMY Wish As it Happens

GRAMMY Awards
The 2013 GRAMMY® Awards are just days away. Four wish kids and their families are in Los Angeles right now. They’re enjoying the events that lead up to the big day.

Jan 22, 2014

Catch Up With GRAMMY Wish As it Happens

GRAMMY Awards
The 2013 GRAMMY® Awards are just days away. Four wish kids and their families are in Los Angeles right now. They’re enjoying the events that lead up to the big day.

San Diego Photographer Brings Wishes to Life

Trevor Stolebarger
At the heart of every legendary Make-A-Wish story, you’ll find a photo … a vibrant image that lifts you from wherever you are and parachutes you into a moment that redefines the possibilities in a kid’s life.

Jan 17, 2014

San Diego Photographer Brings Wishes to Life

Trevor Stolebarger
At the heart of every legendary Make-A-Wish story, you’ll find a photo … a vibrant image that lifts you from wherever you are and parachutes you into a moment that redefines the possibilities in a kid’s life.

Wish Kid Inspires with Paralympics Ski Journey

Sarah Holm
This year, I’m keeping a close eye on the winter Paralympic Games as the teams take shape. There’s someone I really hope will make the trip to Sochi, Russia, to represent the United States.

Jan 15, 2014

Wish Kid Inspires with Paralympics Ski Journey

Sarah Holm
This year, I’m keeping a close eye on the winter Paralympic Games as the teams take shape. There’s someone I really hope will make the trip to Sochi, Russia, to represent the United States.

Experiencing Life Not Just for the Healthy

Fault in Our Stars
For anyone out there who hasn’t read John Green’s best-selling book The Fault In Our Stars, to you I say: Go read it right now. There has been a lot of debate surrounding the upcoming movie adaptation of this story – specifically the tongue-in-cheek tag line that graces its new movie poster. Under the title it reads: “one sick love story”, but it’s not the type of “sick” you would expect.

Jan 10, 2014

Experiencing Life Not Just for the Healthy

Fault in Our Stars
For anyone out there who hasn’t read John Green’s best-selling book The Fault In Our Stars, to you I say: Go read it right now. There has been a lot of debate surrounding the upcoming movie adaptation of this story – specifically the tongue-in-cheek tag line that graces its new movie poster. Under the title it reads: “one sick love story”, but it’s not the type of “sick” you would expect.

Wish Kid to Blog About GRAMMY Award Adventure

GRAMMY Awards
As Wish Nation enters its first full calendar year, we’re about to bring you another milestone: In the coming weeks, wish kid Kellie will blog about a wish as it unfolds. And it’s a big one … Kellie is going to the 2014 GRAMMY® Awards.

Jan 08, 2014

Wish Kid to Blog About GRAMMY Award Adventure

GRAMMY Awards
As Wish Nation enters its first full calendar year, we’re about to bring you another milestone: In the coming weeks, wish kid Kellie will blog about a wish as it unfolds. And it’s a big one … Kellie is going to the 2014 GRAMMY® Awards.

Four Things to Know About Referring a Wish Kid

Miles saves San Francisco. <em>Photo courtesy of Make-A-Wish/Paul Sakuma</em>
What if there was a “Wish Kid” signal in every community? Every time a kid was diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition, someone would shine a light in the sky to alert the superheroes at the nearest Make-A-Wish chapter. As cool as that sounds, it doesn’t work that way.

Jan 03, 2014

Four Things to Know About Referring a Wish Kid

Miles saves San Francisco. <em>Photo courtesy of Make-A-Wish/Paul Sakuma</em>
What if there was a “Wish Kid” signal in every community? Every time a kid was diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition, someone would shine a light in the sky to alert the superheroes at the nearest Make-A-Wish chapter. As cool as that sounds, it doesn’t work that way.

My Top 2013 Make-A-Wish Moments

Wish kid Darrius
This was a year of great things for Make-A-Wish kids. Some events were so incredible that they made it into the national spotlight. Others were equally as wonderful, but shone in the communities where they took place. As 2013 ends, let’s recap a transformational year.

Dec 31, 2013

My Top 2013 Make-A-Wish Moments

Wish kid Darrius
This was a year of great things for Make-A-Wish kids. Some events were so incredible that they made it into the national spotlight. Others were equally as wonderful, but shone in the communities where they took place. As 2013 ends, let’s recap a transformational year.

The Evolution of Wishes

Macy's thanksgiving parade
I think I have the coolest job at Make-A-Wish, but I doubt anyone envies my particular role. When I tell people where I work and explain to them that my job doesn’t involve working directly with wish families, I usually get a remark like, “Oh, well I guess every organization needs people like you!”

Dec 20, 2013

The Evolution of Wishes

Macy's thanksgiving parade
I think I have the coolest job at Make-A-Wish, but I doubt anyone envies my particular role. When I tell people where I work and explain to them that my job doesn’t involve working directly with wish families, I usually get a remark like, “Oh, well I guess every organization needs people like you!”

Wish Wednesday - A Wish in the News

Princess Annie dances with a prince.
There are some wish stories that appear once or twice in news articles, but then there are others that seem to captivate the online world. A facial expression, a quote, a well-produced story, or simply the right audience at the right time – there’s never a perfect equation for what makes it viral. But for this week’s Wish Wednesday we highlight a video that has gained quite the circulation: Annie’s princess wish.

Dec 18, 2013

Wish Wednesday - A Wish in the News

Princess Annie dances with a prince.
There are some wish stories that appear once or twice in news articles, but then there are others that seem to captivate the online world. A facial expression, a quote, a well-produced story, or simply the right audience at the right time – there’s never a perfect equation for what makes it viral. But for this week’s Wish Wednesday we highlight a video that has gained quite the circulation: Annie’s princess wish.

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