When children are diagnosed with critical illnesses parents often unfairly find themselves
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?
9-year–old Cailynn, who has Ewing sarcoma, wished to meet Guy Fieri. They spent the day together cooking and eating seafood pasta - her favorite! Thank you, Guy, for making Cailynn’s wish come true! (Make-A-Wish South Carolina, Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada)
“My favorite wish is the next one … and the one after that … because as with life, a wish has less to do with what has been and more about what is coming up.” Kendall Brown, MD, Member of the Make-A-Wish Medical Advisory Committee. Visit wish.org/impact to watch Dr. Brown and other physicians share the life-changing impact wishes have – beyond just medicine – on their patients and their families.
A single moment, one meal, a diligent chef and a whole lot of magic turned into a lifelong passion for 14-year-old Make-A-Wish child, Winter. #onlyatdisney (Walt Disney World in the Community, Disney, Make-A-Wish Greater PA and WV)
A perfect, pink playhouse, complete with a doorbell and window boxes was just what Katie had in mind when her wish was granted. She envisioned a place where she and her baby sister could spend hours playing, laughing and making many wonderful memories. Katie was given total creative freedom to design her playhouse the way she wanted. Although she was in the hospital for most of the...
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Feeling the waves roll beneath him brings Kaimana to a place of healing and connects him to his Hawaiian roots. And at the heart of his wish is a longing to share his culture with his community.
"The canoe is everything to me. Paddling is part of who I am; it's how my ancestors arrived here. Without it, I just wouldn't be," said Kaimana. (Make-A-Wish Hawaii)
Have you and your significant other thought about volunteering together? Our #HugsAndWishes series on the Wish Nation blog continues with one couple’s perspective as a wish-granting team. “We lose together, we win together. We push each other to keep doing this.” (Plus: Show us some love by posting your favorite Make-A-Wish memories to Facebook or Instagram using #HugsAndWishes!) (Make-A-Wish...
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Two years ago, wish kid Carter was able to meet his idol: former President Jimmy Carter. According to wish kid Carter, "we have three things in common. We have the same name. We both have survived cancer, and we both love helping people."
Generous supporters like Bristol-Myers Squibb help impact the lives of wish kids like Michael who battle pediatric cancer. We are excited to announce that once again, BMS is contributing $1.26 million in 2018 to help grant more life-changing wishes across the country. Thank you, BMS, for helping to transform lives, one wish at a time!
During her cancer treatments, Jenna, 16, turned to blogging and journaling as a creative outlet. So, when she was asked about her wish, she knew she wanted to share her experiences with other cancer patients.
“Journaling is something I already do to help with my memory loss and get me through the hard times, so writing and publishing a book about cancer that I could give to other cancer...
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Since he was a toddler, Jason has had a blueberry bush and a fig tree in his backyard and he always loved going outside and picking the fruit. His wish? His very own greenhouse to protect his blueberries and other plants and vegetables he likes to grow.
”I think every kid going through this should have a wish; it’s just helped so much emotionally.” – Jason (Make-A-Wish Central & Western North...
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