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Random Wish Kid Photo: Braxton's Last Day of Chemo

Braxton Wish Kid
Every so often, I come across a photo of a wish kid that makes me re-consider my perspective on the wish granting process and what it means to be involved with Make-A-Wish. In this picture, wish kid Braxton smiles about a significant milestone in his 6 years of life. He's gotten through chemotherapy and is about to go on a wish trip to his favorite theme park. But there is always more to the story.

Jan 21, 2016

Random Wish Kid Photo: Braxton's Last Day of Chemo

Braxton Wish Kid
Every so often, I come across a photo of a wish kid that makes me re-consider my perspective on the wish granting process and what it means to be involved with Make-A-Wish. In this picture, wish kid Braxton smiles about a significant milestone in his 6 years of life. He's gotten through chemotherapy and is about to go on a wish trip to his favorite theme park. But there is always more to the story.

How Three Volunteers Teamed Up to Help Kids

macy's believe
The first thing I noticed about Irelynn’s wish granters was their wonky Santa hats.

Jan 08, 2016

How Three Volunteers Teamed Up to Help Kids

macy's believe
The first thing I noticed about Irelynn’s wish granters was their wonky Santa hats.

Reflections on 13 Years as a Volunteer

“I was getting my stuff and all of the sudden I heard my name, and just as I turned this little girl comes running at me … just about knocks me off my feet.”

Dec 30, 2015

Reflections on 13 Years as a Volunteer

“I was getting my stuff and all of the sudden I heard my name, and just as I turned this little girl comes running at me … just about knocks me off my feet.”

The Moments a Struggling Family Needed

jen moody zach make-a-wish
In today’s post, guest blogger Jen shares her memories of her son Zach’s wish – and how she and her family found happiness in their final days with him.

Dec 23, 2015

The Moments a Struggling Family Needed

jen moody zach make-a-wish
In today’s post, guest blogger Jen shares her memories of her son Zach’s wish – and how she and her family found happiness in their final days with him.

Pets - A Connection to a Typical Life

Amaya puppy wish
It all started with my mom’s allergy to cats. That first spark of hesitancy toward pet-ownership was further cemented by multiple moves. Then I became allergic to dogs – breaking out in low-grade cold symptoms when in confined spaces with them. There was a general consensus that we just weren’t really a family that had pets.

Dec 09, 2015

Pets - A Connection to a Typical Life

Amaya puppy wish
It all started with my mom’s allergy to cats. That first spark of hesitancy toward pet-ownership was further cemented by multiple moves. Then I became allergic to dogs – breaking out in low-grade cold symptoms when in confined spaces with them. There was a general consensus that we just weren’t really a family that had pets.

With a Little Help

Dhanush Doctor Wish
Doctors are integral to wishes.

Dec 02, 2015

With a Little Help

Dhanush Doctor Wish
Doctors are integral to wishes.

Two Kids Find Their Path to Giving

Jose wished to give a playground
What does granting a seriously ill kid’s wish really do? What imprint does it leave on the world?

Nov 25, 2015

Two Kids Find Their Path to Giving

Jose wished to give a playground
What does granting a seriously ill kid’s wish really do? What imprint does it leave on the world?

Using our Talents for the Power of Good

World Famous Inc Alexis
Today's guest writer led a team of creative professionals in granting Alexis' wish. Find out how he got involved, and how being part of a wish convinced every member of the team that they can transform lives through helping seriously ill kids.

Nov 12, 2015

Using our Talents for the Power of Good

World Famous Inc Alexis
Today's guest writer led a team of creative professionals in granting Alexis' wish. Find out how he got involved, and how being part of a wish convinced every member of the team that they can transform lives through helping seriously ill kids.

Of Ice Hotels and Scandinavia

Ice Hotel Cody Wish
On one trip the bookstore many years ago, I purchased “1000 Places to See Before You Die” and proceeded to carry it around with me to different locations for days despite the fact that it’s 1,200 pages long.

Nov 10, 2015

Of Ice Hotels and Scandinavia

Ice Hotel Cody Wish
On one trip the bookstore many years ago, I purchased “1000 Places to See Before You Die” and proceeded to carry it around with me to different locations for days despite the fact that it’s 1,200 pages long.

Volunteer Reflects on Nearly Two Decades of Granting WIshes

Wish kid Charlie
For the past 17 years, I have been privileged to have one of the greatest volunteer positions as a wish granter for Make-A-Wish Foundation. My dedication to this role is simply because of the amazing people I am able to meet and connect with: the wish children and their families.

Oct 30, 2015

Volunteer Reflects on Nearly Two Decades of Granting WIshes

Wish kid Charlie
For the past 17 years, I have been privileged to have one of the greatest volunteer positions as a wish granter for Make-A-Wish Foundation. My dedication to this role is simply because of the amazing people I am able to meet and connect with: the wish children and their families.

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