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Hugs and Wishes: Couples That Grant Wishes Together, Transform Together

Dina and Nittin have been wish granters together for 18 years.
Love. It is at the core of our mission to create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. A wish pulls on the heartstrings of everyone involved. It has the power to transform the lives of wish kids, their families, volunteers, donors, doctors and anyone else involved. For the second consecutive year, we bring you our #HugsAndWishes series, a collection of love stories that start with, or circle back to, Make-A-Wish. Follow the series on Facebook and Twitter – and remember to #SpreadLove every day.

Feb 22, 2019

Hugs and Wishes: Couples That Grant Wishes Together, Transform Together

Dina and Nittin have been wish granters together for 18 years.
Love. It is at the core of our mission to create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. A wish pulls on the heartstrings of everyone involved. It has the power to transform the lives of wish kids, their families, volunteers, donors, doctors and anyone else involved. For the second consecutive year, we bring you our #HugsAndWishes series, a collection of love stories that start with, or circle back to, Make-A-Wish. Follow the series on Facebook and Twitter – and remember to #SpreadLove every day.

Hugs and Wishes: Shared Wish Experiences are ‘Key’ to Strong Relationship

Christina and Dustin are wish granters together.
Love. It is at the core of our mission to create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. A wish pulls on the heartstrings of everyone involved. It has the power to transform the lives of wish kids, their families, volunteers, donors, doctors and anyone else involved. For the second consecutive year, we bring you our #HugsAndWishes series, a collection of love stories that start with, or circle back to, Make-A-Wish. Follow the series on Facebook and Twitter – and remember to #SpreadLove every day.

Feb 19, 2019

Hugs and Wishes: Shared Wish Experiences are ‘Key’ to Strong Relationship

Christina and Dustin are wish granters together.
Love. It is at the core of our mission to create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. A wish pulls on the heartstrings of everyone involved. It has the power to transform the lives of wish kids, their families, volunteers, donors, doctors and anyone else involved. For the second consecutive year, we bring you our #HugsAndWishes series, a collection of love stories that start with, or circle back to, Make-A-Wish. Follow the series on Facebook and Twitter – and remember to #SpreadLove every day.

Hugs and Wishes: Lasting Wish Memories Spark an Instant Connection

Chelsey and Matt
Love. It is at the core of our mission to create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. A wish pulls on the heartstrings of everyone involved. It has the power to transform the lives of wish kids, their families, volunteers, donors, doctors and anyone else involved. For the second consecutive year, we bring you our #HugsAndWishes series, a collection of love stories that start with, or circle back to, Make-A-Wish. Follow the series on Facebook and Twitter – and remember to #SpreadLove every day.

Feb 14, 2019

Hugs and Wishes: Lasting Wish Memories Spark an Instant Connection

Chelsey and Matt
Love. It is at the core of our mission to create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. A wish pulls on the heartstrings of everyone involved. It has the power to transform the lives of wish kids, their families, volunteers, donors, doctors and anyone else involved. For the second consecutive year, we bring you our #HugsAndWishes series, a collection of love stories that start with, or circle back to, Make-A-Wish. Follow the series on Facebook and Twitter – and remember to #SpreadLove every day.

Hugs and Wishes: Couple’s Challenges, Blessings Inspire Them to Spread Love

Kristyna, Bruce and Jackson
Love. It is at the core of our mission to create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. A wish pulls on the heartstrings of everyone involved. It has the power to transform the lives of wish kids, their families, volunteers, donors, doctors and anyone else involved. For the second consecutive year, we bring you our #HugsAndWishes series, a collection of love stories that start with, or circle back to, Make-A-Wish. Follow the series on Facebook and Twitter – and remember to #SpreadLove every day.

Feb 12, 2019

Hugs and Wishes: Couple’s Challenges, Blessings Inspire Them to Spread Love

Kristyna, Bruce and Jackson
Love. It is at the core of our mission to create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. A wish pulls on the heartstrings of everyone involved. It has the power to transform the lives of wish kids, their families, volunteers, donors, doctors and anyone else involved. For the second consecutive year, we bring you our #HugsAndWishes series, a collection of love stories that start with, or circle back to, Make-A-Wish. Follow the series on Facebook and Twitter – and remember to #SpreadLove every day.

Inspired People: Meet Elizabeth

Elizabeth granted wishes at three different Make-A-Wish chapters across the U.S. before joining the team at the National Office.
The faces behind the mission at Make-A-Wish® America make up a group of diverse people working together toward a common goal: to grant life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Our dynamic, inspired culture centers around five core values: child focus, integrity, impact, innovation and community. In our #InspiredPeople series, we highlight exceptional employees who exemplify these values and work hard to help us get closer to achieving our vision of granting the wish of every eligible child. Meet Elizabeth.

Feb 06, 2019

Inspired People: Meet Elizabeth

Elizabeth granted wishes at three different Make-A-Wish chapters across the U.S. before joining the team at the National Office.
The faces behind the mission at Make-A-Wish® America make up a group of diverse people working together toward a common goal: to grant life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Our dynamic, inspired culture centers around five core values: child focus, integrity, impact, innovation and community. In our #InspiredPeople series, we highlight exceptional employees who exemplify these values and work hard to help us get closer to achieving our vision of granting the wish of every eligible child. Meet Elizabeth.

Out of the Archives: Super Bowl LII is Payoff After Wish Kid’s Hard Work

Dylan's wish to go to the Super Bowl was granted in 2018.
Dylan’s battle with cancer wasn’t tough only because of treatment. Although he always knew he had a strong chance of beating his illness, he was so often anxiously awaiting test results, making dreaded visits to doctors and specialists and missing out on high school activities he once loved that he felt hopeless. His wish to go to the Super Bowl in 2018 was his “celebration of being done with all of that.”

Jan 30, 2019

Out of the Archives: Super Bowl LII is Payoff After Wish Kid’s Hard Work

Dylan's wish to go to the Super Bowl was granted in 2018.
Dylan’s battle with cancer wasn’t tough only because of treatment. Although he always knew he had a strong chance of beating his illness, he was so often anxiously awaiting test results, making dreaded visits to doctors and specialists and missing out on high school activities he once loved that he felt hopeless. His wish to go to the Super Bowl in 2018 was his “celebration of being done with all of that.”

Volunteering: ‘It’s Simple, But It Stays with You for a Lifetime’

Emily wished to be a mermaid.
For some people, the ocean is a calming influence in times of stress. For wish kid Emily, 13, thoughts of floating lazily in calm, cool waters were often the only thing that would get her through long days in the hospital following one of her four surgeries to remove a large tumor in her brain.

Jan 14, 2019

Volunteering: ‘It’s Simple, But It Stays with You for a Lifetime’

Emily wished to be a mermaid.
For some people, the ocean is a calming influence in times of stress. For wish kid Emily, 13, thoughts of floating lazily in calm, cool waters were often the only thing that would get her through long days in the hospital following one of her four surgeries to remove a large tumor in her brain.

4 Wishes That Made Us Say ‘Wow’ in 2018

These four wishes made us say "wow" in 2019.
A wish brings new life to the passions, talents and hobbies of children who are battling critical illnesses. Every wish is tailored to its wish kid’s true personality and interests — and we are so often taken aback by the level of creativity, humility, joy, and community involvement that these wishes inspire. Here are just a few of those amazing wish moments from 2018.

Jan 07, 2019

4 Wishes That Made Us Say ‘Wow’ in 2018

These four wishes made us say "wow" in 2019.
A wish brings new life to the passions, talents and hobbies of children who are battling critical illnesses. Every wish is tailored to its wish kid’s true personality and interests — and we are so often taken aback by the level of creativity, humility, joy, and community involvement that these wishes inspire. Here are just a few of those amazing wish moments from 2018.

Three Surprising Ways to Donate to Make-A-Wish

The story of 13-year-old James’ wish to go to Hobbiton, New Zealand, where “Lord of the Rings” was filmed, was particularly instrumental in inspiring donations during a recent live Twitch charity stream.
If you’re looking for opportunities to start 2019 off charitably, Make-A-Wish® invites you to consider a variety of ways to help kids with critical illnesses.

Dec 31, 2018

Three Surprising Ways to Donate to Make-A-Wish

The story of 13-year-old James’ wish to go to Hobbiton, New Zealand, where “Lord of the Rings” was filmed, was particularly instrumental in inspiring donations during a recent live Twitch charity stream.
If you’re looking for opportunities to start 2019 off charitably, Make-A-Wish® invites you to consider a variety of ways to help kids with critical illnesses.

Inspired People: Meet Ken

Ken plays an instrumental role in the Make-A-Wish America building capital campaign.
The faces behind the mission at Make-A-Wish® America make up a group of diverse people working together toward a common goal: to grant life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Our dynamic, inspired culture centers around five core values: child focus, integrity, impact, innovation and community. In our #InspiredPeople series, we highlight exceptional employees who exemplify these values and work hard to help us get closer to achieving our vision of granting the wish of every eligible child. Meet Ken.

Dec 26, 2018

Inspired People: Meet Ken

Ken plays an instrumental role in the Make-A-Wish America building capital campaign.
The faces behind the mission at Make-A-Wish® America make up a group of diverse people working together toward a common goal: to grant life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Our dynamic, inspired culture centers around five core values: child focus, integrity, impact, innovation and community. In our #InspiredPeople series, we highlight exceptional employees who exemplify these values and work hard to help us get closer to achieving our vision of granting the wish of every eligible child. Meet Ken.

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Wish Nation gives you a behind-the-scenes look at Make-A-Wish®. See how wishes come together and how they change lives forever. Hear directly from those who work or volunteer here, or those who have been transformed by a wish. And learn why we are so committed to someday granting the wish of every eligible child, every year.

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