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Ode to Dry Heat and a Splash Pad Wish

Lucas Splash Pad Wish
When I moved to Phoenix from Miami in the middle of my freshman year of high school, I was quickly barraged with comments about the “dry heat” that differed so greatly from the oppressive humidity of Ponce de León’s quirky peninsula. Trading one version of fiery suffering for another, I came to learn the difference between steadily melting and baking in the proverbial Arizona oven.

Sep 30, 2015

Ode to Dry Heat and a Splash Pad Wish

Lucas Splash Pad Wish
When I moved to Phoenix from Miami in the middle of my freshman year of high school, I was quickly barraged with comments about the “dry heat” that differed so greatly from the oppressive humidity of Ponce de León’s quirky peninsula. Trading one version of fiery suffering for another, I came to learn the difference between steadily melting and baking in the proverbial Arizona oven.

Why Volunteers Matter

Alby, volunteers, impact, pirate
Alby went for months without walking. He got all his nourishment through a feeding tube. His mother, Barbara, says there were days “he would beg me to let him die.”

Sep 25, 2015

Why Volunteers Matter

Alby, volunteers, impact, pirate
Alby went for months without walking. He got all his nourishment through a feeding tube. His mother, Barbara, says there were days “he would beg me to let him die.”

How College Students and Chefs are Revolutionizing Fundraising

lucas, food truck, fundraisers
Consider for a moment how awesome it is to purchase a new startup’s product or taste the creations of food trucks. Now imagine all the proceeds go to a remarkable cause.

Sep 23, 2015

How College Students and Chefs are Revolutionizing Fundraising

lucas, food truck, fundraisers
Consider for a moment how awesome it is to purchase a new startup’s product or taste the creations of food trucks. Now imagine all the proceeds go to a remarkable cause.

How Your Help Creates Hope

hope meghan
Hope. In my life, hope was classified as a stereotypical “four letter word”. Being a child surrounded by a broken and toxic family environment, you don’t even understand that there is hope until someone in your life offers you a glimpse of it. That person for me happened to be a family member, but sometimes it’s a complete stranger.

Sep 17, 2015

How Your Help Creates Hope

hope meghan
Hope. In my life, hope was classified as a stereotypical “four letter word”. Being a child surrounded by a broken and toxic family environment, you don’t even understand that there is hope until someone in your life offers you a glimpse of it. That person for me happened to be a family member, but sometimes it’s a complete stranger.

The Importance of Space

As adults, it can be difficult to think back to our childhoods without either misremembering details or forgetting aspects of our lives that at the time were essential. As I was looking through many recent wishes, two in particular caught my eye and reminded me of something I had forgotten up until now: the importance of personal space.

Sep 16, 2015

The Importance of Space

As adults, it can be difficult to think back to our childhoods without either misremembering details or forgetting aspects of our lives that at the time were essential. As I was looking through many recent wishes, two in particular caught my eye and reminded me of something I had forgotten up until now: the importance of personal space.

Searching for Wish Nation Contributors

Greater Los Angeles, Wishes In Flight, Alexandra, Travel, Antarctica
There’s nothing like a real, first-hand story about a Make-A-Wish experience. Each one connects us to what wishes do for the kids we serve – and for their families and communities.

Sep 11, 2015

Searching for Wish Nation Contributors

Greater Los Angeles, Wishes In Flight, Alexandra, Travel, Antarctica
There’s nothing like a real, first-hand story about a Make-A-Wish experience. Each one connects us to what wishes do for the kids we serve – and for their families and communities.

How Your Support Can Change a Wish Kid's Life

JFC, Francesca, Jewelers for Children
It was only a month ago - my follow-up MRI day. As I laid upon the scanning table, heard the racketing of robotic noises around me and prayed for positive results, I couldn’t help but think about all of the other children who have faced this same moment … the children who I now get to help. I am a proud to say that I am a wish kid and now a wish team member.

Sep 03, 2015

How Your Support Can Change a Wish Kid's Life

JFC, Francesca, Jewelers for Children
It was only a month ago - my follow-up MRI day. As I laid upon the scanning table, heard the racketing of robotic noises around me and prayed for positive results, I couldn’t help but think about all of the other children who have faced this same moment … the children who I now get to help. I am a proud to say that I am a wish kid and now a wish team member.

From Wish Kid to Wish Granter

katie, volunteer, giving back, connecticut
Our guest blogger of the day had her wish granted just a few years ago. Katie's wish made such a difference in her life that she wanted to return the favor for other wish kids. She became a volunteer wish granter so she could help kids enduring challenges ... because who understands better than someone who's been there?

Aug 28, 2015

From Wish Kid to Wish Granter

katie, volunteer, giving back, connecticut
Our guest blogger of the day had her wish granted just a few years ago. Katie's wish made such a difference in her life that she wanted to return the favor for other wish kids. She became a volunteer wish granter so she could help kids enduring challenges ... because who understands better than someone who's been there?

Alex’s Change Starts with Doctor’s Referral

alex hawaii guest blogger
Today, wish kid Alex is our featured guest blogger. See how she faced an unexpected challenge - and a huge boost of optimism thanks to her doctor's referral to Make-A-Wish!

Aug 27, 2015

Alex’s Change Starts with Doctor’s Referral

alex hawaii guest blogger
Today, wish kid Alex is our featured guest blogger. See how she faced an unexpected challenge - and a huge boost of optimism thanks to her doctor's referral to Make-A-Wish!

A Look Back at the Batkid Wish

Batkid, Batkid Begins, movie, psoe
Friday, November 15, 2013. It has been nearly two years, but I can still vividly remember how the day unfolded. On that particular day, I was in San Francisco to assist with a wish that was generating a lot of buzz in the media world. I, along with another colleague who works in PR, were on hand to provide ground support for the national media outlets that planned to attend the wish. With each day leading up to the wish, more and more big players in the media world joined the frenzy. They all converged on San Francisco to witness the inspiring wish for 5-year-old Miles to be a superhero. For his big day, Miles had affectionately been given the name … Batkid.

Aug 20, 2015

A Look Back at the Batkid Wish

Batkid, Batkid Begins, movie, psoe
Friday, November 15, 2013. It has been nearly two years, but I can still vividly remember how the day unfolded. On that particular day, I was in San Francisco to assist with a wish that was generating a lot of buzz in the media world. I, along with another colleague who works in PR, were on hand to provide ground support for the national media outlets that planned to attend the wish. With each day leading up to the wish, more and more big players in the media world joined the frenzy. They all converged on San Francisco to witness the inspiring wish for 5-year-old Miles to be a superhero. For his big day, Miles had affectionately been given the name … Batkid.

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