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How a Day of Fighting Pirates Renews a Child's Strength

Leif wished to go to Hilton Head and fight pirates.
Leif is a shy but playful 5-year-old boy who loves to play make-believe. Through the pages of his favorite book series, “Okee Dokee,” he is able to join his favorite characters as they embark on voyages through time. From the Appalachian Mountains to the Wild West and down the Mississippi River, Leif is not confined to his hospital bed when he is immersed in his stories.

Nov 05, 2019

How a Day of Fighting Pirates Renews a Child's Strength

Leif wished to go to Hilton Head and fight pirates.
Leif is a shy but playful 5-year-old boy who loves to play make-believe. Through the pages of his favorite book series, “Okee Dokee,” he is able to join his favorite characters as they embark on voyages through time. From the Appalachian Mountains to the Wild West and down the Mississippi River, Leif is not confined to his hospital bed when he is immersed in his stories.

Wish to Have Recording Studio Helps Wesley Feel Free from Cancer

An 8-foot-tall inspirational graffiti mural decorates a corner of Wesley's recording studio.
Instead of a comfortable retreat, 13-year-old Wesley’s bedroom had become the place he associated with being stuck in bed, too sick to get out of the house. When it came time to choose a wish, Wesley knew he wanted to create a new space where he could find peace and escape his cancer diagnosis.

“I wish to have a video recording studio in my basement,” he told Make-A-Wish® Connecticut. “Somewhere I can make videos to share with my friends online.”

Nov 05, 2019

Wish to Have Recording Studio Helps Wesley Feel Free from Cancer

An 8-foot-tall inspirational graffiti mural decorates a corner of Wesley's recording studio.
Instead of a comfortable retreat, 13-year-old Wesley’s bedroom had become the place he associated with being stuck in bed, too sick to get out of the house. When it came time to choose a wish, Wesley knew he wanted to create a new space where he could find peace and escape his cancer diagnosis.

“I wish to have a video recording studio in my basement,” he told Make-A-Wish® Connecticut. “Somewhere I can make videos to share with my friends online.”

Wish Your Way Spotlight: Online Fundraiser Surpasses Goal Overnight

Mollie and Ryder
Through the Wish Your Way program, people just like you have raised more than $18 million for Make-A-Wish® since 2017 through fundraisers that match their passions. We’re excited to highlight success stories of the students, families, corporations and others who independently and collectively support our mission – and they demonstrate just how easy it is to make wishes possible for children with critical illnesses. Warning: This article is likely to inspire you to start your own Wish Your Way fundraiser!

May 28, 2019

Wish Your Way Spotlight: Online Fundraiser Surpasses Goal Overnight

Mollie and Ryder
Through the Wish Your Way program, people just like you have raised more than $18 million for Make-A-Wish® since 2017 through fundraisers that match their passions. We’re excited to highlight success stories of the students, families, corporations and others who independently and collectively support our mission – and they demonstrate just how easy it is to make wishes possible for children with critical illnesses. Warning: This article is likely to inspire you to start your own Wish Your Way fundraiser!

Wish Your Way Spotlight: Employees ‘Hooked’ on Wish Granting

Through the Wish Your Way program, people just like you have raised more than $16 million for Make-A-Wish® since 2017 through fundraisers that match their passions. We’re excited to highlight success stories of the students, families, corporations and others who independently and collectively support our mission – and they demonstrate just how easy it is to make wishes possible for children with critical illnesses. Warning: This article is likely to inspire you to start your own Wish Your Way fundraiser!

Mar 26, 2019

Wish Your Way Spotlight: Employees ‘Hooked’ on Wish Granting

Through the Wish Your Way program, people just like you have raised more than $16 million for Make-A-Wish® since 2017 through fundraisers that match their passions. We’re excited to highlight success stories of the students, families, corporations and others who independently and collectively support our mission – and they demonstrate just how easy it is to make wishes possible for children with critical illnesses. Warning: This article is likely to inspire you to start your own Wish Your Way fundraiser!

Wish Your Way Spotlight: Students Can Raise Millions for Wish Kids

One shining example of success with the Kids For Wish Kids program is Make-A-Wish Colorado.
Through the Wish Your Way program, people just like you have raised more than $16 million for Make-A-Wish® since 2017 through fundraisers that match their passions. We’re excited to highlight success stories of the students, families, corporations and others who independently and collectively support our mission – and they demonstrate just how easy it is to make wishes possible for children with critical illnesses. Warning: This article is likely to inspire you to start your own Wish Your Way fundraiser!

Mar 04, 2019

Wish Your Way Spotlight: Students Can Raise Millions for Wish Kids

One shining example of success with the Kids For Wish Kids program is Make-A-Wish Colorado.
Through the Wish Your Way program, people just like you have raised more than $16 million for Make-A-Wish® since 2017 through fundraisers that match their passions. We’re excited to highlight success stories of the students, families, corporations and others who independently and collectively support our mission – and they demonstrate just how easy it is to make wishes possible for children with critical illnesses. Warning: This article is likely to inspire you to start your own Wish Your Way fundraiser!

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.

Teaching Kids to Fundraise Is As Easy As 1-2-3

Bubbles’ Road to Wishes is a virtual walk-a-thon that takes Bubbles the Elephant on a month-long trip around the nation with the goal of raising money for Make-A-Wish.
The Learning Experience has long been dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children, their families and the communities in which we serve. For much of our brand’s history, we have carried out this mission by developing and implementing ground-breaking care and early education programs, along with volunteering, donating to causes and holding fundraising events at our centers.

Oct 26, 2018

Teaching Kids to Fundraise Is As Easy As 1-2-3

Bubbles’ Road to Wishes is a virtual walk-a-thon that takes Bubbles the Elephant on a month-long trip around the nation with the goal of raising money for Make-A-Wish.
The Learning Experience has long been dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children, their families and the communities in which we serve. For much of our brand’s history, we have carried out this mission by developing and implementing ground-breaking care and early education programs, along with volunteering, donating to causes and holding fundraising events at our centers.

How to Get Involved: A Look Inside One Wish Granter’s Experience

Morgan Kemp joined Make-A-Wish through her sorority, Chi Omega.
Make-A-Wish® offers an abundance of ways to get involved, and I am lucky enough to have experienced a few. Throughout my collegiate years at the University of Arizona, I was a part of Chi Omega, the largest women’s fraternal organization in the world, and also a sponsor of Make-A-Wish.

Oct 19, 2018

How to Get Involved: A Look Inside One Wish Granter’s Experience

Morgan Kemp joined Make-A-Wish through her sorority, Chi Omega.
Make-A-Wish® offers an abundance of ways to get involved, and I am lucky enough to have experienced a few. Throughout my collegiate years at the University of Arizona, I was a part of Chi Omega, the largest women’s fraternal organization in the world, and also a sponsor of Make-A-Wish.

Transform Lives One Dish at a Time Through Aug. 8

Maggiano's is helping grant wishes for children with critical illnesses.
Make-A-Wish® and Maggiano’s Little Italy restaurants are celebrating 15 years of working together to transform the lives of wish kids!

Aug 01, 2018

Transform Lives One Dish at a Time Through Aug. 8

Maggiano's is helping grant wishes for children with critical illnesses.
Make-A-Wish® and Maggiano’s Little Italy restaurants are celebrating 15 years of working together to transform the lives of wish kids!

Watertree Health® President Shares Why He Believes in the Power of a Wish

Shane Power, president of Watertree Health, participates in a wish.
Watertree Health and its customers have provided amazing support of Make-A-Wish® for four years, helping us grant more than 350 wishes. Shane Power, president of Watertree Health, has been integral to this partnership. From being a part of two wishes in the past year to offering a special promotion in which Watertree Health will triple its typical donation to Make-A-Wish, Shane emulates what it means to believe in the power of a wish.

Jun 12, 2018

Watertree Health® President Shares Why He Believes in the Power of a Wish

Shane Power, president of Watertree Health, participates in a wish.
Watertree Health and its customers have provided amazing support of Make-A-Wish® for four years, helping us grant more than 350 wishes. Shane Power, president of Watertree Health, has been integral to this partnership. From being a part of two wishes in the past year to offering a special promotion in which Watertree Health will triple its typical donation to Make-A-Wish, Shane emulates what it means to believe in the power of a wish.

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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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