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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.

Looking Back on a Publishing Wish

Stephanie Book Publishing Wish
Have you ever gotten goosebumps from reading a story? Or cried because of a fictional character in a good book? There is nothing like the feeling that a writer has somehow reached into the most complicated depths of your subconscious and put into words what had seemed inexpressible before.

Oct 16, 2015

Looking Back on a Publishing Wish

Stephanie Book Publishing Wish
Have you ever gotten goosebumps from reading a story? Or cried because of a fictional character in a good book? There is nothing like the feeling that a writer has somehow reached into the most complicated depths of your subconscious and put into words what had seemed inexpressible before.

The Moment Was Ours

“Holding my wonderful daughter in my arms, we danced large circles around the empty room. Whatever troubles we’d left behind in difficult months and hard years; whatever trials still lay ahead; none of that mattered. The moment was ours. It was ours forever.”

Oct 14, 2015

The Moment Was Ours

“Holding my wonderful daughter in my arms, we danced large circles around the empty room. Whatever troubles we’d left behind in difficult months and hard years; whatever trials still lay ahead; none of that mattered. The moment was ours. It was ours forever.”

Wishes in the News

Fashion Design Wish
This week we’ve rounded up some of the most inspiring recent news about wish granting and volunteers. When communities come together to enable a wish granting experience, they create memories and stories that will last a lifetime.

Oct 09, 2015

Wishes in the News

Fashion Design Wish
This week we’ve rounded up some of the most inspiring recent news about wish granting and volunteers. When communities come together to enable a wish granting experience, they create memories and stories that will last a lifetime.

The Climb

Sam Snowboarding Wish
There is something about climbing that has always made it the perfect metaphor for surmounting the insurmountable.

Oct 07, 2015

The Climb

Sam Snowboarding Wish
There is something about climbing that has always made it the perfect metaphor for surmounting the insurmountable.

Top 10 Things to Say and Do for a Parent of a Chronically Ill Child

Kellan Wish Kid and Dad
Many people find it difficult to know what to say or do for a caregiver of a chronically ill child. We’ve compiled a list of the best advice from comments on the Make-A-Wish® Facebook page.

Oct 02, 2015

Top 10 Things to Say and Do for a Parent of a Chronically Ill Child

Kellan Wish Kid and Dad
Many people find it difficult to know what to say or do for a caregiver of a chronically ill child. We’ve compiled a list of the best advice from comments on the Make-A-Wish® Facebook page.

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.

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