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A Look Inside Phoenix Children's Hospital

Game rooms, artwork and dogs all in one place … and all for children. This is a world all its own. It has everything. But for the 250 children that woke up in one of its rooms, it is the world where they try to overcome serious illness. This is Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

Jun 26, 2015

A Look Inside Phoenix Children's Hospital

Game rooms, artwork and dogs all in one place … and all for children. This is a world all its own. It has everything. But for the 250 children that woke up in one of its rooms, it is the world where they try to overcome serious illness. This is Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

Wish Wednesday - Revisiting Wonderland

Robin wished to go to Wonderland with Alice <em>photo credit: Henry Alva</em>
“Sometimes I believe in as many as six impossible things before breakfast!”

This is one of my favorite quotes from Alice in Wonderland. Not only because the story is quirky and fun, but because of Wonderland itself. In the story, nothing makes sense. Yet, at the same time, everything makes sense.

Jun 17, 2015

Wish Wednesday - Revisiting Wonderland

Robin wished to go to Wonderland with Alice <em>photo credit: Henry Alva</em>
“Sometimes I believe in as many as six impossible things before breakfast!”

This is one of my favorite quotes from Alice in Wonderland. Not only because the story is quirky and fun, but because of Wonderland itself. In the story, nothing makes sense. Yet, at the same time, everything makes sense.

Find Your Inspiration in Ballet Wish Kids

Kennedy meets real ballerinas
When I was born, I was diagnosed with mild cerebral palsy. While this condition was less severe than what it could have been, life for me was not without minor challenges. Thanks to my mother, I grew up a normal kid playing sports, swimming, and doing everything with just a little more effort. However, I wanted to try ballet more than anything else. With CP, muscles in the limbs tighten and atrophy rather quickly. Because of this, ballet was its own difficult challenge … one that I never pursued fully because of the demanding nature of the art and my own lack of confidence. Honestly, it’s one thing that I regret.

Jun 10, 2015

Find Your Inspiration in Ballet Wish Kids

Kennedy meets real ballerinas
When I was born, I was diagnosed with mild cerebral palsy. While this condition was less severe than what it could have been, life for me was not without minor challenges. Thanks to my mother, I grew up a normal kid playing sports, swimming, and doing everything with just a little more effort. However, I wanted to try ballet more than anything else. With CP, muscles in the limbs tighten and atrophy rather quickly. Because of this, ballet was its own difficult challenge … one that I never pursued fully because of the demanding nature of the art and my own lack of confidence. Honestly, it’s one thing that I regret.

GameStop Loves Make-A-Wish

jahred
When I was little I had wished to become an astronaut. Going to outer space, floating amongst the stars was all I could think about. My room was covered in those glow-in-the-dark stars and planets. Each night I would drift off to sleep pretending I was going to a galaxy far far away.

May 29, 2015

GameStop Loves Make-A-Wish

jahred
When I was little I had wished to become an astronaut. Going to outer space, floating amongst the stars was all I could think about. My room was covered in those glow-in-the-dark stars and planets. Each night I would drift off to sleep pretending I was going to a galaxy far far away.

Five Thoughts About Noah's Rescue Adventure Wish

noah police car
Over the past week or so, you may have noticed that wish kid Noah was the talk of the news media. Noah is an 8-year-old boy with a complex genetic disorder. He’s had more than 20 surgeries so far, and he will undergo even more surgeries throughout his life.

May 15, 2015

Five Thoughts About Noah's Rescue Adventure Wish

noah police car
Over the past week or so, you may have noticed that wish kid Noah was the talk of the news media. Noah is an 8-year-old boy with a complex genetic disorder. He’s had more than 20 surgeries so far, and he will undergo even more surgeries throughout his life.

Finding Joy in Emersyn's Last Days of Independence

Emersyn wishes to fly with butterflies
Six months ago, Emersyn could skip. But she can't any longer. As the months go by, she'll also lose her ability to walk. She won't even be able to eat solid food.

May 08, 2015

Finding Joy in Emersyn's Last Days of Independence

Emersyn wishes to fly with butterflies
Six months ago, Emersyn could skip. But she can't any longer. As the months go by, she'll also lose her ability to walk. She won't even be able to eat solid food.

Wish Wednesday: Reflections on Italy

David goes to Italy
As my time at Make-A-Wish draws to a close, I'd like to reflect on one last wish. I've written before about which wishes have been interesting, special or exciting to me – it's not an easy task. There are so many wishes and they're all unique, which makes picking favorites hard. Whenever I think I've found one, another pops into my mind. That being said, I think for my last Wish Wednesday I am confident in picking one last memorable wish.

May 06, 2015

Wish Wednesday: Reflections on Italy

David goes to Italy
As my time at Make-A-Wish draws to a close, I'd like to reflect on one last wish. I've written before about which wishes have been interesting, special or exciting to me – it's not an easy task. There are so many wishes and they're all unique, which makes picking favorites hard. Whenever I think I've found one, another pops into my mind. That being said, I think for my last Wish Wednesday I am confident in picking one last memorable wish.

Wish Wednesday: Celebrating World Wish Day

World Wish day
World Wish Day®, which falls on April 29 of every year is a global celebration of past, present and future wishes and those who have dedicated themselves to one day being able to grant the wish of every child who qualifies. Here are several ways that people around the world have used social media to celebrate today or have been involved in the past.

Apr 29, 2015

Wish Wednesday: Celebrating World Wish Day

World Wish day
World Wish Day®, which falls on April 29 of every year is a global celebration of past, present and future wishes and those who have dedicated themselves to one day being able to grant the wish of every child who qualifies. Here are several ways that people around the world have used social media to celebrate today or have been involved in the past.

Wish Wednesday: Five Wishes To Celebrate Earth Day

Since its inception in the U.S. in 1970 and its global debut in 1990, Earth Day has encouraged millions of people to become interested and devoted to environmentalism. Going green, reducing, reusing and recycling have all become mantras in the lives of children across the world, leading to conscientious interaction with the environment. Loving the planet is something that affects wish kids, too. Dozens of wish kids have wished to do something related to the earth or the environment. Here are five wishes to celebrate Earth Day.

Apr 22, 2015

Wish Wednesday: Five Wishes To Celebrate Earth Day

Since its inception in the U.S. in 1970 and its global debut in 1990, Earth Day has encouraged millions of people to become interested and devoted to environmentalism. Going green, reducing, reusing and recycling have all become mantras in the lives of children across the world, leading to conscientious interaction with the environment. Loving the planet is something that affects wish kids, too. Dozens of wish kids have wished to do something related to the earth or the environment. Here are five wishes to celebrate Earth Day.

Wish Wednesday: Farm Fun

Wish kid Jillie stands in front of her mini-farm.
When hearing about wishes that have been granted, the most special part is seeing how everyone can see a bit of themselves in the wish. No matter the obscurity of the wish, each person can see the beauty of a wish and tie it back into a memory from their childhood. When I read about Jillie's chicken coop wish, that very thing happened to me.

Apr 15, 2015

Wish Wednesday: Farm Fun

Wish kid Jillie stands in front of her mini-farm.
When hearing about wishes that have been granted, the most special part is seeing how everyone can see a bit of themselves in the wish. No matter the obscurity of the wish, each person can see the beauty of a wish and tie it back into a memory from their childhood. When I read about Jillie's chicken coop wish, that very thing happened to me.

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