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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.

Air Force Reunites Wish Kid with Brother

Jonah Air Force reunion
Anyone with a great older brother or sister will understand Jonah’s wish. He calls his older brother, Jared, his best friend. But they haven't seen each other in months.

Nov 15, 2013

Air Force Reunites Wish Kid with Brother

Jonah Air Force reunion
Anyone with a great older brother or sister will understand Jonah’s wish. He calls his older brother, Jared, his best friend. But they haven't seen each other in months.

Thousands to Grant Epic Wish

Miles superhero
We blog about the impact of wishes. Parents and siblings attest to a wish’s power, and wish kids will often tell you straight out that their wish changed their life – forever.

Nov 13, 2013

Thousands to Grant Epic Wish

Miles superhero
We blog about the impact of wishes. Parents and siblings attest to a wish’s power, and wish kids will often tell you straight out that their wish changed their life – forever.

Kristina Rhodes: One-Woman Make-A-Wish Machine

Kristina Rhodes
You might be tempted to call Kristina Rhodes a one-woman “Make-A-Wish machine.” A resident and realtor in Evansville, Ind., Kristina knew about Make-A-Wish through her mother who had volunteered in Ft. Wayne. When Kristina learned there was only one other Make-A-Wish volunteer in her region, she discovered her passion and got to work.

Nov 08, 2013

Kristina Rhodes: One-Woman Make-A-Wish Machine

Kristina Rhodes
You might be tempted to call Kristina Rhodes a one-woman “Make-A-Wish machine.” A resident and realtor in Evansville, Ind., Kristina knew about Make-A-Wish through her mother who had volunteered in Ft. Wayne. When Kristina learned there was only one other Make-A-Wish volunteer in her region, she discovered her passion and got to work.

Wish Wednesday - 3 Give Back Wishes

Lauren gives comfort & hope
It’s November. Halloween is over and everyone prepares for the holiday season. As my friends and family use their social media pages to give thanks or encourage giving, I think of the wish kids who used their wish to give to others. I give you this week’s Wish Wednesday: 3 Give Back Wishes.

Nov 06, 2013

Wish Wednesday - 3 Give Back Wishes

Lauren gives comfort & hope
It’s November. Halloween is over and everyone prepares for the holiday season. As my friends and family use their social media pages to give thanks or encourage giving, I think of the wish kids who used their wish to give to others. I give you this week’s Wish Wednesday: 3 Give Back Wishes.

Experience Comes Full Circle for Wish Granter

On my first day as a corporate alliances manager for Make-A-Wish America, I had the opportunity to sit down with David Williams, our president and CEO. He encouraged me to find a way to get connected to the mission, and I knew I wanted to be a wish granter.

Nov 01, 2013

Experience Comes Full Circle for Wish Granter

On my first day as a corporate alliances manager for Make-A-Wish America, I had the opportunity to sit down with David Williams, our president and CEO. He encouraged me to find a way to get connected to the mission, and I knew I wanted to be a wish granter.

Wish Wednesday - Three Great Adventure Wishes

Colin goes whale watching
Would you jump out of an airplane? Would you drive straight toward the eye of a hurricane? These adventures might make the average person’s heart skip a beat. But they’re all wishes that have been made by wish kids. And when the time came they weren’t afraid … they were thrilled.

Oct 30, 2013

Wish Wednesday - Three Great Adventure Wishes

Colin goes whale watching
Would you jump out of an airplane? Would you drive straight toward the eye of a hurricane? These adventures might make the average person’s heart skip a beat. But they’re all wishes that have been made by wish kids. And when the time came they weren’t afraid … they were thrilled.

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