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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.

Wish Wednesday - Three Wishes With Holiday Spirit

Jeremiah's Christmas wish
It’s the first week of December. Holiday jingles soar through the radio and movie marathons of family celebrations fill television channels. At Wish Nation, we are kicking off the holiday spirit with three wish kids whose Christmas wishes gave them hope. Read more ...

Dec 04, 2013

Wish Wednesday - Three Wishes With Holiday Spirit

Jeremiah's Christmas wish
It’s the first week of December. Holiday jingles soar through the radio and movie marathons of family celebrations fill television channels. At Wish Nation, we are kicking off the holiday spirit with three wish kids whose Christmas wishes gave them hope. Read more ...

Wish Flashback - Jordan Goes to Australia

Jordan enjoys his vacation
The clock is ticking toward Thanksgiving, and you may have noticed an unexpected post yesterday. Since we’ll all be enjoying some time off Friday, this wraps up the Wish Nation fun for the holiday week.

Nov 27, 2013

Wish Flashback - Jordan Goes to Australia

Jordan enjoys his vacation
The clock is ticking toward Thanksgiving, and you may have noticed an unexpected post yesterday. Since we’ll all be enjoying some time off Friday, this wraps up the Wish Nation fun for the holiday week.

Nov 25, 2013

My Make-A-Wish Anniversary

Lindsay and Veronica during her treatment
My two-year anniversary at Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington falls right around Thanksgiving. Inevitably, this milestone makes me reflect on how thankful I am to be part of an organization I care so much about. Because my journey with Make-A-Wish actually began more than 10 years ago, when my friend Veronica was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. We were both in seventh grade.

Nov 25, 2013

My Make-A-Wish Anniversary

Lindsay and Veronica during her treatment
My two-year anniversary at Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington falls right around Thanksgiving. Inevitably, this milestone makes me reflect on how thankful I am to be part of an organization I care so much about. Because my journey with Make-A-Wish actually began more than 10 years ago, when my friend Veronica was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. We were both in seventh grade.

Frosty Friday – 3 Winter Wishes

Kody winter wish
Winter is coming. For Make-A-Wish kids, there’s more joy in those words than you’ll ever get out of those gloomy Starks from A Game of Thrones.

Nov 22, 2013

Frosty Friday – 3 Winter Wishes

Kody winter wish
Winter is coming. For Make-A-Wish kids, there’s more joy in those words than you’ll ever get out of those gloomy Starks from A Game of Thrones.

Papa Roach Steps up for Mark's Rock Star Wish

Mark, Papa Roach, rock star experience
Music has power that’s hard to explain. There’s something in a chord progression or a drum fill that can turn a person’s mood. Sometimes, the notes just settle into the mind and take root. The lyrics connect the listener and the artist, even if they never meet.

Nov 21, 2013

Papa Roach Steps up for Mark's Rock Star Wish

Mark, Papa Roach, rock star experience
Music has power that’s hard to explain. There’s something in a chord progression or a drum fill that can turn a person’s mood. Sometimes, the notes just settle into the mind and take root. The lyrics connect the listener and the artist, even if they never meet.

Coming Soon - A Post That Rocks

I know Wish Nation readers are always ready for a post on Wednesday. We have something planned for you, but it'll have to wait a day.

Nov 20, 2013

Coming Soon - A Post That Rocks

I know Wish Nation readers are always ready for a post on Wednesday. We have something planned for you, but it'll have to wait a day.

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