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The Science and Success of Wishes

Officer Eric's NYPD Adventure

Officer Eric's NYPD Adventure
The streets of Brooklyn were safer today, because of a new NYPD recruit. Eric Cao is 8 years old and battling a life threatening illness. His one wish: to become a police officer.

Jun 27, 2017

Officer Eric's NYPD Adventure

Officer Eric's NYPD Adventure
The streets of Brooklyn were safer today, because of a new NYPD recruit. Eric Cao is 8 years old and battling a life threatening illness. His one wish: to become a police officer.

Jun 13, 2017

Top Six Gala Photo Bombs

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Our favorite photo bombs from the Power of a Wish Gala

Jun 13, 2017

Top Six Gala Photo Bombs

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Our favorite photo bombs from the Power of a Wish Gala

Jun 13, 2017

Power of a Wish New York Gala by Arda Ocal

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My heart and soul are full of joy this morning as I open my laptop and type out this blog.

Jun 13, 2017

Power of a Wish New York Gala by Arda Ocal

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My heart and soul are full of joy this morning as I open my laptop and type out this blog.

Why Wishes Can’t Wait For These Children – ONLY 2 WEEKS LEFT!!

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Wish granting is important year round, and during the summer months more wishes are granted than any other season, making fundraising and volunteering high priorities to support these additional wishes that need to be granted before school starts for wish kids in the fall.

Aug 15, 2016

Why Wishes Can’t Wait For These Children – ONLY 2 WEEKS LEFT!!

Wishes Can't Wait Blog
Wish granting is important year round, and during the summer months more wishes are granted than any other season, making fundraising and volunteering high priorities to support these additional wishes that need to be granted before school starts for wish kids in the fall.

Training to Grant Wishes - One Volunteers Story

Training To Grant Wishes – One Volunteer’s Story
“Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing”
– Theodore Roosevelt

Jul 05, 2016

Training to Grant Wishes - One Volunteers Story

Training To Grant Wishes – One Volunteer’s Story
“Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing”
– Theodore Roosevelt

Empowering A Child With A Wish: Science is on the side of HOPE

Empowering A Child With A Wish

When a child’s wish comes true, whether it’s to meet a favorite sports star or swim with dolphins in Hawaii, parents and volunteers see the child change from within. An overwhelming majority (89 percent) of doctors and nurses who treat wish kids believe the wish experience can influence their young patients’ physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing.

Jun 21, 2016

Empowering A Child With A Wish: Science is on the side of HOPE

Empowering A Child With A Wish

When a child’s wish comes true, whether it’s to meet a favorite sports star or swim with dolphins in Hawaii, parents and volunteers see the child change from within. An overwhelming majority (89 percent) of doctors and nurses who treat wish kids believe the wish experience can influence their young patients’ physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing.

The Nutritional Needs of Children Enduring Cancer Treatment

The Nutritional Needs of Children Enduring Cancer Treatment
When children are diagnosed with cancer, their nutrition may not seem like a top priority. It may be pushed aside while treatment, care, emotions, and even hospital bills take priority. But eating the right kinds of foods before, during, and after treatment have the potential to improve children’s treatment by making them feel better and stay stronger.

May 03, 2016

The Nutritional Needs of Children Enduring Cancer Treatment

The Nutritional Needs of Children Enduring Cancer Treatment
When children are diagnosed with cancer, their nutrition may not seem like a top priority. It may be pushed aside while treatment, care, emotions, and even hospital bills take priority. But eating the right kinds of foods before, during, and after treatment have the potential to improve children’s treatment by making them feel better and stay stronger.

Lionel's Team

Lionel's Team
How one Make-A-Wish kid is using his wish to give back to the community that helped him.

Apr 07, 2016

Lionel's Team

Lionel's Team
How one Make-A-Wish kid is using his wish to give back to the community that helped him.

Mar 21, 2016

Childrens Extraordinary Instinct to Give

Children’s Extraordinary Instinct to Give
Children may be born with the instinct to give and cooperate, but their willingness to commit to altruism may need their parents to solidify their behavior.

Mar 21, 2016

Childrens Extraordinary Instinct to Give

Children’s Extraordinary Instinct to Give
Children may be born with the instinct to give and cooperate, but their willingness to commit to altruism may need their parents to solidify their behavior.

Mar 03, 2016

Solace In Sisterhood

Most children in the United States grow up with sisters or brothers, a perpetual playmate, and oftentimes, their lifelong best friend. There is rarely a bond more intricately woven into one’s life than the relationship children develop with their siblings. This bond is especially important in times of sickness.

Mar 03, 2016

Solace In Sisterhood

Most children in the United States grow up with sisters or brothers, a perpetual playmate, and oftentimes, their lifelong best friend. There is rarely a bond more intricately woven into one’s life than the relationship children develop with their siblings. This bond is especially important in times of sickness.

About this Blog

Follow my stories to learn about the wish process through scientific, medical, and physiological research, and through the experiences of and personal interviews with wish kids, their families, volunteers and medical professionals to understand the impact of a wish in real terms. Twice a month I hope to shine some light into the wish process and the ripple effect it has on millions of people’s lives.

“Hope lays the foundation of what it means to be human, and wishes are the building blocks.”

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