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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.

Experiencing Life Not Just for the Healthy

Fault in Our Stars
For anyone out there who hasn’t read John Green’s best-selling book The Fault In Our Stars, to you I say: Go read it right now. There has been a lot of debate surrounding the upcoming movie adaptation of this story – specifically the tongue-in-cheek tag line that graces its new movie poster. Under the title it reads: “one sick love story”, but it’s not the type of “sick” you would expect.

Jan 10, 2014

Experiencing Life Not Just for the Healthy

Fault in Our Stars
For anyone out there who hasn’t read John Green’s best-selling book The Fault In Our Stars, to you I say: Go read it right now. There has been a lot of debate surrounding the upcoming movie adaptation of this story – specifically the tongue-in-cheek tag line that graces its new movie poster. Under the title it reads: “one sick love story”, but it’s not the type of “sick” you would expect.

Wish Kid to Blog About GRAMMY Award Adventure

GRAMMY Awards
As Wish Nation enters its first full calendar year, we’re about to bring you another milestone: In the coming weeks, wish kid Kellie will blog about a wish as it unfolds. And it’s a big one … Kellie is going to the 2014 GRAMMY® Awards.

Jan 08, 2014

Wish Kid to Blog About GRAMMY Award Adventure

GRAMMY Awards
As Wish Nation enters its first full calendar year, we’re about to bring you another milestone: In the coming weeks, wish kid Kellie will blog about a wish as it unfolds. And it’s a big one … Kellie is going to the 2014 GRAMMY® Awards.

Four Things to Know About Referring a Wish Kid

Miles saves San Francisco. <em>Photo courtesy of Make-A-Wish/Paul Sakuma</em>
What if there was a “Wish Kid” signal in every community? Every time a kid was diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition, someone would shine a light in the sky to alert the superheroes at the nearest Make-A-Wish chapter. As cool as that sounds, it doesn’t work that way.

Jan 03, 2014

Four Things to Know About Referring a Wish Kid

Miles saves San Francisco. <em>Photo courtesy of Make-A-Wish/Paul Sakuma</em>
What if there was a “Wish Kid” signal in every community? Every time a kid was diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition, someone would shine a light in the sky to alert the superheroes at the nearest Make-A-Wish chapter. As cool as that sounds, it doesn’t work that way.

My Top 2013 Make-A-Wish Moments

Wish kid Darrius
This was a year of great things for Make-A-Wish kids. Some events were so incredible that they made it into the national spotlight. Others were equally as wonderful, but shone in the communities where they took place. As 2013 ends, let’s recap a transformational year.

Dec 31, 2013

My Top 2013 Make-A-Wish Moments

Wish kid Darrius
This was a year of great things for Make-A-Wish kids. Some events were so incredible that they made it into the national spotlight. Others were equally as wonderful, but shone in the communities where they took place. As 2013 ends, let’s recap a transformational year.

The Evolution of Wishes

Macy's thanksgiving parade
I think I have the coolest job at Make-A-Wish, but I doubt anyone envies my particular role. When I tell people where I work and explain to them that my job doesn’t involve working directly with wish families, I usually get a remark like, “Oh, well I guess every organization needs people like you!”

Dec 20, 2013

The Evolution of Wishes

Macy's thanksgiving parade
I think I have the coolest job at Make-A-Wish, but I doubt anyone envies my particular role. When I tell people where I work and explain to them that my job doesn’t involve working directly with wish families, I usually get a remark like, “Oh, well I guess every organization needs people like you!”

Wish Wednesday - A Wish in the News

Princess Annie dances with a prince.
There are some wish stories that appear once or twice in news articles, but then there are others that seem to captivate the online world. A facial expression, a quote, a well-produced story, or simply the right audience at the right time – there’s never a perfect equation for what makes it viral. But for this week’s Wish Wednesday we highlight a video that has gained quite the circulation: Annie’s princess wish.

Dec 18, 2013

Wish Wednesday - A Wish in the News

Princess Annie dances with a prince.
There are some wish stories that appear once or twice in news articles, but then there are others that seem to captivate the online world. A facial expression, a quote, a well-produced story, or simply the right audience at the right time – there’s never a perfect equation for what makes it viral. But for this week’s Wish Wednesday we highlight a video that has gained quite the circulation: Annie’s princess wish.

Future Friday - 3 Empowering Wishes

Jaeda
We, as women, have more opportunities than ever before to take charge of our careers and our lives. For Future Friday let’s appreciate three awesome wish kids who took charge of their futures and made their own destiny – all while dealing with or overcoming their medical challenges. Read more ...

Dec 13, 2013

Future Friday - 3 Empowering Wishes

Jaeda
We, as women, have more opportunities than ever before to take charge of our careers and our lives. For Future Friday let’s appreciate three awesome wish kids who took charge of their futures and made their own destiny – all while dealing with or overcoming their medical challenges. Read more ...

Why I Left a Legacy With Make-A-Wish

Why Make-A-Wish? We all have our reasons. For some, it’s a direct connection – a friend or loved one with a life-threatening medical condition received a wish. For others, it is less personal. Perhaps they saw an inspiring wish story in the news or heard about a favorite celebrity who grants wishes.

Dec 11, 2013

Why I Left a Legacy With Make-A-Wish

Why Make-A-Wish? We all have our reasons. For some, it’s a direct connection – a friend or loved one with a life-threatening medical condition received a wish. For others, it is less personal. Perhaps they saw an inspiring wish story in the news or heard about a favorite celebrity who grants wishes.

Son’s Wish Turns Mom Into Super-Fundraiser

Veronica is presented with a check at her Bowl-A-Thon event
It’s been more than 13 years since Veronica Johnson lost her son, Dylan, to a congenital heart defect. Her response to a personal tragedy few parents can imagine: raise funds so other children like Dylan can discover the escape of a Make-A-Wish experience. So far, her annual Dylan Johnson Memorial Bowl-A-Thon has raised more than $250,000 for the Greater Bay Area chapter.

Dec 06, 2013

Son’s Wish Turns Mom Into Super-Fundraiser

Veronica is presented with a check at her Bowl-A-Thon event
It’s been more than 13 years since Veronica Johnson lost her son, Dylan, to a congenital heart defect. Her response to a personal tragedy few parents can imagine: raise funds so other children like Dylan can discover the escape of a Make-A-Wish experience. So far, her annual Dylan Johnson Memorial Bowl-A-Thon has raised more than $250,000 for the Greater Bay Area chapter.

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