Wish Nation

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.

Wish Kid Shares Her Journey to Antarctica

When the Wish Nation team heard about a wish kid who visited Antarctica, we knew this was a story we had to share. Alexandra, 15, created this blog post to give us all an insider’s view of one of the world’s most-remote locations … and to connect us with what a wish can do for the kids we serve. This is Part One – stand by for Part Two next week. And be sure to check out the Wishes In Flight® video!

Apr 02, 2014

Wish Kid Shares Her Journey to Antarctica

When the Wish Nation team heard about a wish kid who visited Antarctica, we knew this was a story we had to share. Alexandra, 15, created this blog post to give us all an insider’s view of one of the world’s most-remote locations … and to connect us with what a wish can do for the kids we serve. This is Part One – stand by for Part Two next week. And be sure to check out the Wishes In Flight® video!

Random Wish Kid Photo - Jamesia Goes on a Shopping Spree

Jamesia shopping spree Mississippi
Timing is everything, especially when you have a camera in your hand. Lose your concentration or fumble with the settings for even just a split second, and you can miss a perfect moment in time. It will pass with only our memory to preserve it.

Mar 27, 2014

Random Wish Kid Photo - Jamesia Goes on a Shopping Spree

Jamesia shopping spree Mississippi
Timing is everything, especially when you have a camera in your hand. Lose your concentration or fumble with the settings for even just a split second, and you can miss a perfect moment in time. It will pass with only our memory to preserve it.

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.

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Wish Nation gives you a behind-the-scenes look at Make-A-Wish®. See how wishes come together and how they change lives forever. Hear directly from those who work or volunteer here, or those who have been transformed by a wish. And learn why we are so committed to someday granting the wish of every eligible child, every year.

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