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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?

Aug 26, 2015

It Takes A Village

Make-A-Wish Staff
For a little over a year, I’ve been working with Make-A-Wish as a Wish Program Associate. For those of you who don’t know what that means, I plan our kids’ wish experiences from start to finish, doing my best to make each one as unique and special as the child themselves. With that said, I’m certainly not the only person behind these incredible wishes. As you’ll see in this post, it takes a village to make a wish come true…

Aug 26, 2015

It Takes A Village

Make-A-Wish Staff
For a little over a year, I’ve been working with Make-A-Wish as a Wish Program Associate. For those of you who don’t know what that means, I plan our kids’ wish experiences from start to finish, doing my best to make each one as unique and special as the child themselves. With that said, I’m certainly not the only person behind these incredible wishes. As you’ll see in this post, it takes a village to make a wish come true…

Big Engines, Bigger Hearts - Pulling for Wishes

Wish Kid Connor
What comes to your mind when you hear the words, “tractor pull”? For me, after this past weekend, it’s making wishes come true.

Aug 24, 2015

Big Engines, Bigger Hearts - Pulling for Wishes

Wish Kid Connor
What comes to your mind when you hear the words, “tractor pull”? For me, after this past weekend, it’s making wishes come true.

From Wish Kid to Wishing it Forward: The Power of a Wish Come True

Christina Now
The power of a wish is in incredible thing. A heartfelt wish come true can transform a person’s life for the better and even inspire them to change the world one day. I’d like to share the story of a former wish kid whose wish truly led her to where she is today. I learned about this wonderful wish and where it led to on my first day as a Make-A-Wish intern when I met Christina…

Aug 07, 2015

From Wish Kid to Wishing it Forward: The Power of a Wish Come True

Christina Now
The power of a wish is in incredible thing. A heartfelt wish come true can transform a person’s life for the better and even inspire them to change the world one day. I’d like to share the story of a former wish kid whose wish truly led her to where she is today. I learned about this wonderful wish and where it led to on my first day as a Make-A-Wish intern when I met Christina…

Jul 29, 2015

A Thank You to Medical Professionals

Wish Kid Cindy and Doctor Header Photo
Sometimes, the most standout moments in your life happen when you least expect it. For me, one of these times came recently, and it all started with a flag football game and a bit of clumsiness...

Jul 29, 2015

A Thank You to Medical Professionals

Wish Kid Cindy and Doctor Header Photo
Sometimes, the most standout moments in your life happen when you least expect it. For me, one of these times came recently, and it all started with a flag football game and a bit of clumsiness...

It’s More Than a Game – Wish Kids Bond at MLB All-Star Game

MLB All-Star Game Wish Kids
Wish experiences are special for so many reasons. They give kids a break from their day-to-day medical routines. They let families be families again, without all the distractions that a life-threatening medical condition can bring. And they bring people together in a way that few other experiences can do.

Jul 24, 2015

It’s More Than a Game – Wish Kids Bond at MLB All-Star Game

MLB All-Star Game Wish Kids
Wish experiences are special for so many reasons. They give kids a break from their day-to-day medical routines. They let families be families again, without all the distractions that a life-threatening medical condition can bring. And they bring people together in a way that few other experiences can do.

Indianapolis Walk For Wishes Brings the Community Together

Indianapolis Walk For Wishes
Last weekend, wish kids, families, volunteers and donors came from across the state of Indiana for the 10th annual Indianapolis Walk For Wishes. While they were mingling, celebrating and walking together, I was learning an important lesson about the work we do at Make-A-Wish.

Jul 22, 2015

Indianapolis Walk For Wishes Brings the Community Together

Indianapolis Walk For Wishes
Last weekend, wish kids, families, volunteers and donors came from across the state of Indiana for the 10th annual Indianapolis Walk For Wishes. While they were mingling, celebrating and walking together, I was learning an important lesson about the work we do at Make-A-Wish.

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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