Thirteen year old Joey starts to tear up when he thinks back
Thirteen-year-old Joey starts to tear up when he thinks back to the moment he found out his wish to go on an archeological dig would come true. “I was really sick … it was a lot to handle. But later, in dreaming, I started to see the bright side about it,” he said. (Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington)
An amazing tribute to wish kid Jacob, who wished to be a police officer. Thank you to the Appleton Police Department, for making Jacob’s wish a reality - and for making his experience so extraordinary. (Make-A-Wish Wisconsin)
“There is happiness in life, and Make-A-Wish found that for me.” -- Abigail, 17. Listen to Abigail’s beautiful story of family, love and intercontinental friendship on Episode 2 of The Power of a Wish podcast series: a.wish.org/POAWep2
A wish has the power to transform the lives of wish kids, their family and even the entire community! Wish kid Matthew experienced the life-changing impact of a wish when Topgolf and its associates came together to build his perfect “Wish House.” Now Matthew has a place to escape to just be a kid again thanks to one of our generous corporate partners. Thank you Topgolf for your continued...
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When Make-A-Wish patients travel to their wish destinations, they rarely bring their medical images with them, putting them at increased risk, exposing them to additional radiation, and making it harder for physicians to treat them. Cloud-based medical image sharing is now helping families and their physicians coordinate safe trips.
Thank you, Russell Stover, for a successful holiday campaign! Your $250,000 commitment to our mission will help grant wishes that transform the lives of wish kids and their families in local communities around the country!
Thirteen-year-old Isidro has big dreams to become an engineer. When he was diagnosed with cancer of the nervous system, he struggled to understand the inner workings of his condition. On the outside, he still felt like a vibrant kid, but on the inside, his body was fighting to stay strong. When deciding on what his one true wish would be, he chose something to propel his future. (Make-A-Wish...
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Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a critical illness. This may improve their quality of life and produce better health outcomes. (Make-A-Wish Minnesota)
When children are diagnosed with critical illnesses, parents often (unfairly) find themselves asking “what could I have done to avoid this?” Did you go through this after your child was diagnosed, and what advice would you now give to a family who is experiencing a new diagnosis, of any kind?