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Wish Kid Makes the Perfect Police Officer

Before I joined Make-A-Wish, I spent several years as a news reporter. I often covered breaking news – which meant spending a lot of time with law officers.

Mar 19, 2014

Wish Kid Makes the Perfect Police Officer

Before I joined Make-A-Wish, I spent several years as a news reporter. I often covered breaking news – which meant spending a lot of time with law officers.

Random Wish Kid Photo of the Day – Ethan and the Stingray

Royal Caribbean, Oklahoma, Ethan, I wish to go, stingray
Today, Wish Nation introduces something new … our Random Wish Kid Photo of the Day. We just run into photos now and then that tell you everything on their own.

Mar 14, 2014

Random Wish Kid Photo of the Day – Ethan and the Stingray

Royal Caribbean, Oklahoma, Ethan, I wish to go, stingray
Today, Wish Nation introduces something new … our Random Wish Kid Photo of the Day. We just run into photos now and then that tell you everything on their own.

Mar 12, 2014

Finding Proof in the Importance of a Wish

Maine, skiing, impact, Adam, I am a wish kid
When I accepted the position at Make-A-Wish Maine, I knew I found the right place for me. Since college, I’ve worked in development and was thrilled to join an organization like Make-A-Wish because it was getting to the heart of why I wanted to work in the nonprofit world: to make a difference I could feel.

Mar 12, 2014

Finding Proof in the Importance of a Wish

Maine, skiing, impact, Adam, I am a wish kid
When I accepted the position at Make-A-Wish Maine, I knew I found the right place for me. Since college, I’ve worked in development and was thrilled to join an organization like Make-A-Wish because it was getting to the heart of why I wanted to work in the nonprofit world: to make a difference I could feel.

A Reason for Optimism Among Loss

Fault in Our Stars
The passing of wish kids is always difficult for the Make-A-Wish family. When this happens, we have to find optimism in how they lived their lives.

Mar 10, 2014

A Reason for Optimism Among Loss

Fault in Our Stars
The passing of wish kids is always difficult for the Make-A-Wish family. When this happens, we have to find optimism in how they lived their lives.

A Wish Kid, a Rebel – and a Lasting Friendship

dak John Morton Star Wars
There are plenty of ways to determine someone’s Star Wars street cred. One of my favorites? Find out if the name "Dak" rings a bell.

Mar 05, 2014

A Wish Kid, a Rebel – and a Lasting Friendship

dak John Morton Star Wars
There are plenty of ways to determine someone’s Star Wars street cred. One of my favorites? Find out if the name "Dak" rings a bell.

Natalia Inspires With Selfless Wish

My daughter Brianna is a wish kid. During her fight against a brain tumor, she was referred to Make-A-Wish and had her wish granted in 2012 to go to New York City. Amidst a period of time where HOPE is critical, the wish gave my daughter and my family a break from the daily medical routines and lasting joyful memories.

Feb 28, 2014

Natalia Inspires With Selfless Wish

My daughter Brianna is a wish kid. During her fight against a brain tumor, she was referred to Make-A-Wish and had her wish granted in 2012 to go to New York City. Amidst a period of time where HOPE is critical, the wish gave my daughter and my family a break from the daily medical routines and lasting joyful memories.

The Wish to Serve

Having a brother of my own in the Marines, I will tell you first-hand that the sacrifice these men and women give is truly unfathomable. This week, we remember all that our brave men and women of the Marine Corps do for us every day by taking a look at a few of the wishes they have helped us grant. These wishes are just another way for us to see how wonderful and strong the Marines are – and what great role models they are as they stand for the young people of our country. Semper Fi.

Feb 26, 2014

The Wish to Serve

Having a brother of my own in the Marines, I will tell you first-hand that the sacrifice these men and women give is truly unfathomable. This week, we remember all that our brave men and women of the Marine Corps do for us every day by taking a look at a few of the wishes they have helped us grant. These wishes are just another way for us to see how wonderful and strong the Marines are – and what great role models they are as they stand for the young people of our country. Semper Fi.

Feb 21, 2014

Turning Your Wedding Into Wishes

Make-A-Wish, wedding favors
There are so many ways to contribute to the Make-A-Wish mission. I had no idea just how many there were until I began my career with Make-A-Wish as an intern during the summer of 2010. I learned something new about fundraising every minute of every day, and was astonished by all the ways people could help.

Feb 21, 2014

Turning Your Wedding Into Wishes

Make-A-Wish, wedding favors
There are so many ways to contribute to the Make-A-Wish mission. I had no idea just how many there were until I began my career with Make-A-Wish as an intern during the summer of 2010. I learned something new about fundraising every minute of every day, and was astonished by all the ways people could help.

More Than Theme Parks

make-a-wish disney
Years ago, I learned a great lesson about how people recognize Make-A-Wish. I was on vacation in a remote part of Belize, hiking with a group of people from all over the world. As we got to know each other, someone asked about where I work. Every single person in the group recognized “Make-A-Wish.”

Feb 19, 2014

More Than Theme Parks

make-a-wish disney
Years ago, I learned a great lesson about how people recognize Make-A-Wish. I was on vacation in a remote part of Belize, hiking with a group of people from all over the world. As we got to know each other, someone asked about where I work. Every single person in the group recognized “Make-A-Wish.”

David Tutera – Words from a Celebrity Wish Granter

My work and experience with Make-A-Wish has been remarkable thus far. In this blog, I'd like to speak to my one-on-one involvement with both the organization, as well as my individual involvement with each of the wish kids.

Feb 14, 2014

David Tutera – Words from a Celebrity Wish Granter

My work and experience with Make-A-Wish has been remarkable thus far. In this blog, I'd like to speak to my one-on-one involvement with both the organization, as well as my individual involvement with each of the wish kids.

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