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Thousands to Grant Epic Wish

Miles superhero
We blog about the impact of wishes. Parents and siblings attest to a wish’s power, and wish kids will often tell you straight out that their wish changed their life – forever.

Nov 13, 2013

Thousands to Grant Epic Wish

Miles superhero
We blog about the impact of wishes. Parents and siblings attest to a wish’s power, and wish kids will often tell you straight out that their wish changed their life – forever.

Kristina Rhodes: One-Woman Make-A-Wish Machine

Kristina Rhodes
You might be tempted to call Kristina Rhodes a one-woman “Make-A-Wish machine.” A resident and realtor in Evansville, Ind., Kristina knew about Make-A-Wish through her mother who had volunteered in Ft. Wayne. When Kristina learned there was only one other Make-A-Wish volunteer in her region, she discovered her passion and got to work.

Nov 08, 2013

Kristina Rhodes: One-Woman Make-A-Wish Machine

Kristina Rhodes
You might be tempted to call Kristina Rhodes a one-woman “Make-A-Wish machine.” A resident and realtor in Evansville, Ind., Kristina knew about Make-A-Wish through her mother who had volunteered in Ft. Wayne. When Kristina learned there was only one other Make-A-Wish volunteer in her region, she discovered her passion and got to work.

Wish Wednesday - 3 Give Back Wishes

Lauren gives comfort & hope
It’s November. Halloween is over and everyone prepares for the holiday season. As my friends and family use their social media pages to give thanks or encourage giving, I think of the wish kids who used their wish to give to others. I give you this week’s Wish Wednesday: 3 Give Back Wishes.

Nov 06, 2013

Wish Wednesday - 3 Give Back Wishes

Lauren gives comfort & hope
It’s November. Halloween is over and everyone prepares for the holiday season. As my friends and family use their social media pages to give thanks or encourage giving, I think of the wish kids who used their wish to give to others. I give you this week’s Wish Wednesday: 3 Give Back Wishes.

Experience Comes Full Circle for Wish Granter

On my first day as a corporate alliances manager for Make-A-Wish America, I had the opportunity to sit down with David Williams, our president and CEO. He encouraged me to find a way to get connected to the mission, and I knew I wanted to be a wish granter.

Nov 01, 2013

Experience Comes Full Circle for Wish Granter

On my first day as a corporate alliances manager for Make-A-Wish America, I had the opportunity to sit down with David Williams, our president and CEO. He encouraged me to find a way to get connected to the mission, and I knew I wanted to be a wish granter.

Wish Wednesday - Three Great Adventure Wishes

Colin goes whale watching
Would you jump out of an airplane? Would you drive straight toward the eye of a hurricane? These adventures might make the average person’s heart skip a beat. But they’re all wishes that have been made by wish kids. And when the time came they weren’t afraid … they were thrilled.

Oct 30, 2013

Wish Wednesday - Three Great Adventure Wishes

Colin goes whale watching
Would you jump out of an airplane? Would you drive straight toward the eye of a hurricane? These adventures might make the average person’s heart skip a beat. But they’re all wishes that have been made by wish kids. And when the time came they weren’t afraid … they were thrilled.

Doing Good When Nobody is Watching

Some of my favorite moments of working for Make-A-Wish come from chance encounters. I'll meet people, they'll learn that I work for Make-A-Wish … and then the entire conversation changes.

Oct 25, 2013

Doing Good When Nobody is Watching

Some of my favorite moments of working for Make-A-Wish come from chance encounters. I'll meet people, they'll learn that I work for Make-A-Wish … and then the entire conversation changes.

Wish Wednesday – Nessie’s Year of Triumph

Every day, I get a few messages in my inbox about media coverage of wishes. Most of the stories are about Make-A-Wish kids whose wishes have just come true. Today, I found something a little different – a triumphant look at 8-year-old Nessie celebrating one year of remission from lymphoblastic lymphoma.

Oct 23, 2013

Wish Wednesday – Nessie’s Year of Triumph

Every day, I get a few messages in my inbox about media coverage of wishes. Most of the stories are about Make-A-Wish kids whose wishes have just come true. Today, I found something a little different – a triumphant look at 8-year-old Nessie celebrating one year of remission from lymphoblastic lymphoma.

Wish Wednesday - Wishes on the Farm

Jordan's lawnmower wish
Even after nearly eight years at Make-A-Wish, the kids we serve still have ways of surprising me. Most of the time, it’s when I hear about an unusual wish that a chapter granted. This week, a wish to have a chicken coop is the cause of my “did I really just read that?” moment. Read more ...

Oct 16, 2013

Wish Wednesday - Wishes on the Farm

Jordan's lawnmower wish
Even after nearly eight years at Make-A-Wish, the kids we serve still have ways of surprising me. Most of the time, it’s when I hear about an unusual wish that a chapter granted. This week, a wish to have a chicken coop is the cause of my “did I really just read that?” moment. Read more ...

Feel-Good Friday – Anonymous Man Donates $26,000

anonymous donor make-a-wish
An anonymous man at a Make-A-Wish event in Kentucky left the community buzzing with a donation worth $26,000. Read more ...

Oct 11, 2013

Feel-Good Friday – Anonymous Man Donates $26,000

anonymous donor make-a-wish
An anonymous man at a Make-A-Wish event in Kentucky left the community buzzing with a donation worth $26,000. Read more ...

Wish Wednesday - Great Stories from the Web

We love telling readers about all the great wishes we grant – and giving you an insider, behind-the-scenes look at our work. Sometimes, though, it’s just as much fun to let others tell our story. Read more ...

Oct 09, 2013

Wish Wednesday - Great Stories from the Web

We love telling readers about all the great wishes we grant – and giving you an insider, behind-the-scenes look at our work. Sometimes, though, it’s just as much fun to let others tell our story. Read more ...

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