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19th Annual WZPL Make-A-Wish Request-A-Thon Recap

Request-A-Thon check
Each year, the WZPL Request-A-Thon is one of our most important fundraisers, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars to help make local wishes come true. In today's Wish Blog, Wish Program Associate Kelsey Barta shares her experience from this year's event, from the hard work that went on behind-the-scenes to the unforgettable moments she watched unfold.

Dec 14, 2015

19th Annual WZPL Make-A-Wish Request-A-Thon Recap

Request-A-Thon check
Each year, the WZPL Request-A-Thon is one of our most important fundraisers, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars to help make local wishes come true. In today's Wish Blog, Wish Program Associate Kelsey Barta shares her experience from this year's event, from the hard work that went on behind-the-scenes to the unforgettable moments she watched unfold.

A Letter From A Wish Kid's Friend

Wish kid Stephen and his friend Tyler
Wish kids are many things: They're strong, they're brave and they're inspiring to those around them. In today's wish blog, Tyler Mechem explains how his friendship with wish kid Stephen showed him the value of life and taught him to live every day with courage and urgency.

Dec 03, 2015

A Letter From A Wish Kid's Friend

Wish kid Stephen and his friend Tyler
Wish kids are many things: They're strong, they're brave and they're inspiring to those around them. In today's wish blog, Tyler Mechem explains how his friendship with wish kid Stephen showed him the value of life and taught him to live every day with courage and urgency.

Nov 30, 2015

WZPL Make-A-Wish Request-A-Thon

Wish kid Stephen
This year will mark the 19th Annual WZPL Make-A-Wish Request-A-Thon, a fundraiser that has helped grant the wishes of countless children over the years. In advance of the Request-A-Thon, wish dad and Make-A-Wish board member Tom Hamer reflects on the significance of the event - and the special place it holds in his heart.

Nov 30, 2015

WZPL Make-A-Wish Request-A-Thon

Wish kid Stephen
This year will mark the 19th Annual WZPL Make-A-Wish Request-A-Thon, a fundraiser that has helped grant the wishes of countless children over the years. In advance of the Request-A-Thon, wish dad and Make-A-Wish board member Tom Hamer reflects on the significance of the event - and the special place it holds in his heart.

Nov 05, 2015

Cowboys and Mermaids and Witches, oh my!

Volunteer Team
This Halloween, the six regional offices of Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana held a Costume Contest! Medical Outreach Manager Molly McGonigal recapped some of the craziest and most creative costumes from our staff.

Nov 05, 2015

Cowboys and Mermaids and Witches, oh my!

Volunteer Team
This Halloween, the six regional offices of Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana held a Costume Contest! Medical Outreach Manager Molly McGonigal recapped some of the craziest and most creative costumes from our staff.

Oct 26, 2015

Allison Transmission Drives Hope for Local Kids

Allison Transmission Team Granting a Local Wish
Today's guest blogger is Eric Dickerson, Director of Public Relations for Allison Transmission. A local Indiana company, Allison Transmission has made wish granting an annual tradition. Allison Transmission employees have rallied together to raise over $155,000 to help grant the wishes of kids in their community.

Oct 26, 2015

Allison Transmission Drives Hope for Local Kids

Allison Transmission Team Granting a Local Wish
Today's guest blogger is Eric Dickerson, Director of Public Relations for Allison Transmission. A local Indiana company, Allison Transmission has made wish granting an annual tradition. Allison Transmission employees have rallied together to raise over $155,000 to help grant the wishes of kids in their community.

The Cleveland Browns Score the Touchdown of Wishes

Dylan Press Conference
Football season is in full swing, and we’re back to putting all our hopes on our hometown teams each week. And if you’re a Cleveland Browns fan like me, then I’m willing to bet you’re ready for your team to give a little hope back in return and bring home a big win! Well this year even before the season started, the Browns brought home the biggest win and renewed sense of hope I’ve ever seen, giving one special Cleveland fan the experience of a lifetime.

Oct 19, 2015

The Cleveland Browns Score the Touchdown of Wishes

Dylan Press Conference
Football season is in full swing, and we’re back to putting all our hopes on our hometown teams each week. And if you’re a Cleveland Browns fan like me, then I’m willing to bet you’re ready for your team to give a little hope back in return and bring home a big win! Well this year even before the season started, the Browns brought home the biggest win and renewed sense of hope I’ve ever seen, giving one special Cleveland fan the experience of a lifetime.

Oct 06, 2015

A Look Back at 10 of This Year’s Most Memorable Moments

Ten of this year's Most Memorable Moments
As our chapter’s Fiscal Year comes to an end, we’re doing more than just crunching numbers and filing invoices; we’re taking time to appreciate all the incredible moments we’ve experienced over the past 12 months. Here’s a look at some of our staff’s favorites…

Oct 06, 2015

A Look Back at 10 of This Year’s Most Memorable Moments

Ten of this year's Most Memorable Moments
As our chapter’s Fiscal Year comes to an end, we’re doing more than just crunching numbers and filing invoices; we’re taking time to appreciate all the incredible moments we’ve experienced over the past 12 months. Here’s a look at some of our staff’s favorites…

Class is Now in Session!

Kids For Wish Kids
With today being World Teachers' Day, Make-A-Wish wants to say thank you to all the educators out there who not only help our wish kids get ahead in their studies, but also help us make wishes come true through Kids For Wish Kids!

Oct 05, 2015

Class is Now in Session!

Kids For Wish Kids
With today being World Teachers' Day, Make-A-Wish wants to say thank you to all the educators out there who not only help our wish kids get ahead in their studies, but also help us make wishes come true through Kids For Wish Kids!

My Three Wishes

Wish kids and siblings Tyler, Lily and Spencer
Today, our featured guest blogger is Kathleen, a wish mom of three with a unique take on the power of a wish.

Sep 21, 2015

My Three Wishes

Wish kids and siblings Tyler, Lily and Spencer
Today, our featured guest blogger is Kathleen, a wish mom of three with a unique take on the power of a wish.

I Wish to be a Pirate?

Wish kid Joshua and his pirate-themed playhouse
Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate’s life for me!
So begins the raucous sea shanty sung at the iconic Pirates of the Caribbean attraction in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. The song describes pirates as knaves and scoundrels who are known for bad deeds while still remaining beloved by their “mommies and daddies.” But it begs the questions: If they are so bad, then why are they so popular, and why build an attraction in their honor? Why is there a day celebrated by people all around the world dedicated to talking like a pirate?

Sep 19, 2015

I Wish to be a Pirate?

Wish kid Joshua and his pirate-themed playhouse
Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate’s life for me!
So begins the raucous sea shanty sung at the iconic Pirates of the Caribbean attraction in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. The song describes pirates as knaves and scoundrels who are known for bad deeds while still remaining beloved by their “mommies and daddies.” But it begs the questions: If they are so bad, then why are they so popular, and why build an attraction in their honor? Why is there a day celebrated by people all around the world dedicated to talking like a pirate?

About this Blog

Wish Blog 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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