Wish Nation

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.

Wish Wednesday: Wishes in the Fast Lane

Allan's car designer wish
Your adrenaline is pumping, the starting flag waves and you tap your foot on the gas pedal.

Feb 12, 2014

Wish Wednesday: Wishes in the Fast Lane

Allan's car designer wish
Your adrenaline is pumping, the starting flag waves and you tap your foot on the gas pedal.

In Whitney’s Words: The Disney Connection with Make-A-Wish

More than a month ago, I encouraged my colleague Whitney to write her second Wish Nation blog post. Her first was a hit, and I hoped she’d be willing to pitch in again. But she had her own idea: “I should do a video blog!”

Feb 10, 2014

In Whitney’s Words: The Disney Connection with Make-A-Wish

More than a month ago, I encouraged my colleague Whitney to write her second Wish Nation blog post. Her first was a hit, and I hoped she’d be willing to pitch in again. But she had her own idea: “I should do a video blog!”

State of the Blog - 6 Months of Wish Nation

robin ice cream man
It’s been six months since Make-A-Wish America launched Wish Nation on Aug. 6. It's given us a way to be more immediate and current with telling the world about how wishes help the kids we serve. So far, we’ve had a lot of fun and also learned a few things.

Feb 06, 2014

State of the Blog - 6 Months of Wish Nation

robin ice cream man
It’s been six months since Make-A-Wish America launched Wish Nation on Aug. 6. It's given us a way to be more immediate and current with telling the world about how wishes help the kids we serve. So far, we’ve had a lot of fun and also learned a few things.

Auction for Super Bowl XLVIII Pearl Drums Helps Grant Wishes

Pearl Drum Kit with NFL team logos
Right now, football fans are waiting for to dive into Super Bowl XLVIII festivities. But drum fans are already locked into a competition of their own: a chance to win an auction for the kits Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith will play at the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show. The auction benefits Make-A-Wish.

Jan 31, 2014

Auction for Super Bowl XLVIII Pearl Drums Helps Grant Wishes

Pearl Drum Kit with NFL team logos
Right now, football fans are waiting for to dive into Super Bowl XLVIII festivities. But drum fans are already locked into a competition of their own: a chance to win an auction for the kits Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith will play at the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show. The auction benefits Make-A-Wish.

Wish Wednesday: Celebrating Music Wishes

Ivy's wish
Last weekend we celebrated music with the GRAMMY® Awards. Music. The variations of melodies that can energize us, uplift our spirits, calm us, soothe our pain and take us back to memorable moments. For a creator, music is a portal of escape … an opportunity to release negative emotions and reach a state of bliss. For this week’s Wish Wednesday join me in celebrating wish kids who connected their musical aspirations to a rejuvenating wish experience.

Jan 29, 2014

Wish Wednesday: Celebrating Music Wishes

Ivy's wish
Last weekend we celebrated music with the GRAMMY® Awards. Music. The variations of melodies that can energize us, uplift our spirits, calm us, soothe our pain and take us back to memorable moments. For a creator, music is a portal of escape … an opportunity to release negative emotions and reach a state of bliss. For this week’s Wish Wednesday join me in celebrating wish kids who connected their musical aspirations to a rejuvenating wish experience.

Jan 24, 2014

Wish Granting: It's Rewarding, Not Sad

Whenever I tell someone I’m a volunteer wish granter, the most common response is “I could never do that, it’s so sad.” But really, it isn’t.

Jan 24, 2014

Wish Granting: It's Rewarding, Not Sad

Whenever I tell someone I’m a volunteer wish granter, the most common response is “I could never do that, it’s so sad.” But really, it isn’t.

Catch Up With GRAMMY Wish As it Happens

GRAMMY Awards
The 2013 GRAMMY® Awards are just days away. Four wish kids and their families are in Los Angeles right now. They’re enjoying the events that lead up to the big day.

Jan 22, 2014

Catch Up With GRAMMY Wish As it Happens

GRAMMY Awards
The 2013 GRAMMY® Awards are just days away. Four wish kids and their families are in Los Angeles right now. They’re enjoying the events that lead up to the big day.

San Diego Photographer Brings Wishes to Life

Trevor Stolebarger
At the heart of every legendary Make-A-Wish story, you’ll find a photo … a vibrant image that lifts you from wherever you are and parachutes you into a moment that redefines the possibilities in a kid’s life.

Jan 17, 2014

San Diego Photographer Brings Wishes to Life

Trevor Stolebarger
At the heart of every legendary Make-A-Wish story, you’ll find a photo … a vibrant image that lifts you from wherever you are and parachutes you into a moment that redefines the possibilities in a kid’s life.

Wish Kid Inspires with Paralympics Ski Journey

Sarah Holm
This year, I’m keeping a close eye on the winter Paralympic Games as the teams take shape. There’s someone I really hope will make the trip to Sochi, Russia, to represent the United States.

Jan 15, 2014

Wish Kid Inspires with Paralympics Ski Journey

Sarah Holm
This year, I’m keeping a close eye on the winter Paralympic Games as the teams take shape. There’s someone I really hope will make the trip to Sochi, Russia, to represent the United States.

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