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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.

The Importance of Space

As adults, it can be difficult to think back to our childhoods without either misremembering details or forgetting aspects of our lives that at the time were essential. As I was looking through many recent wishes, two in particular caught my eye and reminded me of something I had forgotten up until now: the importance of personal space.

Sep 16, 2015

The Importance of Space

As adults, it can be difficult to think back to our childhoods without either misremembering details or forgetting aspects of our lives that at the time were essential. As I was looking through many recent wishes, two in particular caught my eye and reminded me of something I had forgotten up until now: the importance of personal space.

Searching for Wish Nation Contributors

Greater Los Angeles, Wishes In Flight, Alexandra, Travel, Antarctica
There’s nothing like a real, first-hand story about a Make-A-Wish experience. Each one connects us to what wishes do for the kids we serve – and for their families and communities.

Sep 11, 2015

Searching for Wish Nation Contributors

Greater Los Angeles, Wishes In Flight, Alexandra, Travel, Antarctica
There’s nothing like a real, first-hand story about a Make-A-Wish experience. Each one connects us to what wishes do for the kids we serve – and for their families and communities.

How Your Support Can Change a Wish Kid's Life

JFC, Francesca, Jewelers for Children
It was only a month ago - my follow-up MRI day. As I laid upon the scanning table, heard the racketing of robotic noises around me and prayed for positive results, I couldn’t help but think about all of the other children who have faced this same moment … the children who I now get to help. I am a proud to say that I am a wish kid and now a wish team member.

Sep 03, 2015

How Your Support Can Change a Wish Kid's Life

JFC, Francesca, Jewelers for Children
It was only a month ago - my follow-up MRI day. As I laid upon the scanning table, heard the racketing of robotic noises around me and prayed for positive results, I couldn’t help but think about all of the other children who have faced this same moment … the children who I now get to help. I am a proud to say that I am a wish kid and now a wish team member.

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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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