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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.

Doing Good When Nobody is Watching

Some of my favorite moments of working for Make-A-Wish come from chance encounters. I'll meet people, they'll learn that I work for Make-A-Wish … and then the entire conversation changes.

Oct 25, 2013

Doing Good When Nobody is Watching

Some of my favorite moments of working for Make-A-Wish come from chance encounters. I'll meet people, they'll learn that I work for Make-A-Wish … and then the entire conversation changes.

Wish Wednesday – Nessie’s Year of Triumph

Every day, I get a few messages in my inbox about media coverage of wishes. Most of the stories are about Make-A-Wish kids whose wishes have just come true. Today, I found something a little different – a triumphant look at 8-year-old Nessie celebrating one year of remission from lymphoblastic lymphoma.

Oct 23, 2013

Wish Wednesday – Nessie’s Year of Triumph

Every day, I get a few messages in my inbox about media coverage of wishes. Most of the stories are about Make-A-Wish kids whose wishes have just come true. Today, I found something a little different – a triumphant look at 8-year-old Nessie celebrating one year of remission from lymphoblastic lymphoma.

Wish Wednesday - Wishes on the Farm

Jordan's lawnmower wish
Even after nearly eight years at Make-A-Wish, the kids we serve still have ways of surprising me. Most of the time, it’s when I hear about an unusual wish that a chapter granted. This week, a wish to have a chicken coop is the cause of my “did I really just read that?” moment. Read more ...

Oct 16, 2013

Wish Wednesday - Wishes on the Farm

Jordan's lawnmower wish
Even after nearly eight years at Make-A-Wish, the kids we serve still have ways of surprising me. Most of the time, it’s when I hear about an unusual wish that a chapter granted. This week, a wish to have a chicken coop is the cause of my “did I really just read that?” moment. Read more ...

Feel-Good Friday – Anonymous Man Donates $26,000

anonymous donor make-a-wish
An anonymous man at a Make-A-Wish event in Kentucky left the community buzzing with a donation worth $26,000. Read more ...

Oct 11, 2013

Feel-Good Friday – Anonymous Man Donates $26,000

anonymous donor make-a-wish
An anonymous man at a Make-A-Wish event in Kentucky left the community buzzing with a donation worth $26,000. Read more ...

Wish Wednesday - Great Stories from the Web

We love telling readers about all the great wishes we grant – and giving you an insider, behind-the-scenes look at our work. Sometimes, though, it’s just as much fun to let others tell our story. Read more ...

Oct 09, 2013

Wish Wednesday - Great Stories from the Web

We love telling readers about all the great wishes we grant – and giving you an insider, behind-the-scenes look at our work. Sometimes, though, it’s just as much fun to let others tell our story. Read more ...

Oct 04, 2013

Electron Boy – Hero’s Wish a Gift to Us All

Electron Boy
The word ‘hero’ has been coming up in my life a lot lately. In emails with wish parents, as the theme for our recent Walk For Wishes, and after our chapter was mentioned in a recent Wish Nation blog post. Read more ...

Oct 04, 2013

Electron Boy – Hero’s Wish a Gift to Us All

Electron Boy
The word ‘hero’ has been coming up in my life a lot lately. In emails with wish parents, as the theme for our recent Walk For Wishes, and after our chapter was mentioned in a recent Wish Nation blog post. Read more ...

Wish Wednesday - 5 Football Wishes

football wishes
It’s football season. We cheer football players around the country as they test their strength and determination at every game. Many Make-A-Wish kids are football fans who watch in admiration as athletes rise to the challenge. And their wishes … anything from a touch football game to attending the Super Bowl. Read more ...

Oct 02, 2013

Wish Wednesday - 5 Football Wishes

football wishes
It’s football season. We cheer football players around the country as they test their strength and determination at every game. Many Make-A-Wish kids are football fans who watch in admiration as athletes rise to the challenge. And their wishes … anything from a touch football game to attending the Super Bowl. Read more ...

Wish Family Encounter Brings the Mission Home

Jamie Sandys at work
My first encounter with a wish family convinced me that wish experiences change lives. Read more ...

Sep 27, 2013

Wish Family Encounter Brings the Mission Home

Jamie Sandys at work
My first encounter with a wish family convinced me that wish experiences change lives. Read more ...

Wish Wednesday - 5 Inspiring Wish Connections

Brad meets firefighters
A wish experience connects. It sparks an interaction between a wish kid and a community that empowers lives. It reaffirms a belief in heroes and a knowledge that others care. As human beings, we can’t thrive in isolation. Our strength comes from the world around us. Read more ...

Sep 25, 2013

Wish Wednesday - 5 Inspiring Wish Connections

Brad meets firefighters
A wish experience connects. It sparks an interaction between a wish kid and a community that empowers lives. It reaffirms a belief in heroes and a knowledge that others care. As human beings, we can’t thrive in isolation. Our strength comes from the world around us. Read more ...

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