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May 04, 2016

Racing for Wishes

Kelsey
Each year, runners from across the country gather in downtown Indianapolis for the the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon. This year, Wish Program Associate and self-proclaimed "non-runner" Kelsey Barta will be participating in the race. See what's inspiring her to cross the finish line in today's Wish Blog post.

May 04, 2016

Racing for Wishes

Kelsey
Each year, runners from across the country gather in downtown Indianapolis for the the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon. This year, Wish Program Associate and self-proclaimed "non-runner" Kelsey Barta will be participating in the race. See what's inspiring her to cross the finish line in today's Wish Blog post.

Love2Reach

Love2Reach
Ann MacDonald is part of Love2Reach, a group that trains individuals to run or walk half or full marathons while fundraising for a designated charity. This year, the charity of choice is especially close to Ann's heart. Her son received a wish in 2005, and Love2Reach is giving her the opportunity to pay it forward.

May 04, 2016

Love2Reach

Love2Reach
Ann MacDonald is part of Love2Reach, a group that trains individuals to run or walk half or full marathons while fundraising for a designated charity. This year, the charity of choice is especially close to Ann's heart. Her son received a wish in 2005, and Love2Reach is giving her the opportunity to pay it forward.

On Being the Sibling of a Child with Chronic Illness: A Note to My Parents

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In today's Wish Blog post, guest blogger Sarah shares an inspirational letter to her parents about being the sibling of a child with a chronic illness.

Feb 15, 2016

On Being the Sibling of a Child with Chronic Illness: A Note to My Parents

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In today's Wish Blog post, guest blogger Sarah shares an inspirational letter to her parents about being the sibling of a child with a chronic illness.

Allegiant Helps Wishes Take Flight

Captain Kayla
Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana set a record this past fiscal year, granting 916 wishes to kids across Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana! In today's wish blog post, Wish Program Manager Abbey Sciarini discusses how Make-A-Wish's national partnership with Allegiant has been instrumental to this success.

Jan 19, 2016

Allegiant Helps Wishes Take Flight

Captain Kayla
Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana set a record this past fiscal year, granting 916 wishes to kids across Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana! In today's wish blog post, Wish Program Manager Abbey Sciarini discusses how Make-A-Wish's national partnership with Allegiant has been instrumental to this success.

I Wish to be a Jedi!

Wish Kid Eli becomes a Jedi
Wishes come in all shapes, sizes… and galaxies. In today’s Wish Blog post, Make-A-Wish Systems Administrator and avid "Star Wars" fan Robert Peacock shares how the films have been an inspiration in his life – and in the lives of countless wish kids over the years.

Dec 17, 2015

I Wish to be a Jedi!

Wish Kid Eli becomes a Jedi
Wishes come in all shapes, sizes… and galaxies. In today’s Wish Blog post, Make-A-Wish Systems Administrator and avid "Star Wars" fan Robert Peacock shares how the films have been an inspiration in his life – and in the lives of countless wish kids over the years.

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.

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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