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Nov 07, 2018

Millennial Donors - Is the Selfie Generation Actually the Most Selfless?

Eva and Craig NLC
Millennials have often been called the “most selfish generation.” They have been criticized for their perceived entitlement, lack of real-world skills, social media obsession, and selfies. But are millennials really more “Generation Me” than “Generation We?”

Nov 07, 2018

Millennial Donors - Is the Selfie Generation Actually the Most Selfless?

Eva and Craig NLC
Millennials have often been called the “most selfish generation.” They have been criticized for their perceived entitlement, lack of real-world skills, social media obsession, and selfies. But are millennials really more “Generation Me” than “Generation We?”

Nov 06, 2018

Misconceptions About Wish Kids

cristina
Although Make-A-Wish has been around for almost forty years, there are still many people who believe that only terminally-ill children are granted wishes. I can tell you from first-hand experience that it's simply not true.

Nov 06, 2018

Misconceptions About Wish Kids

cristina
Although Make-A-Wish has been around for almost forty years, there are still many people who believe that only terminally-ill children are granted wishes. I can tell you from first-hand experience that it's simply not true.

Oct 29, 2018

The Healing Power of Pretend

Halloween
Halloween is a favorite holiday for delivering the three “Fs” – fun, friends and fantasy (four, if you count free candy)!

Oct 29, 2018

The Healing Power of Pretend

Halloween
Halloween is a favorite holiday for delivering the three “Fs” – fun, friends and fantasy (four, if you count free candy)!

Oct 22, 2018

Tiffany's Breakfast at Tiffany's

tiffany
Poonamdevi, 19, loves the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s so much that she calls herself Tiffany. She lives with a very serious heart condition which is what brought her to Make-A-Wish.

Oct 22, 2018

Tiffany's Breakfast at Tiffany's

tiffany
Poonamdevi, 19, loves the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s so much that she calls herself Tiffany. She lives with a very serious heart condition which is what brought her to Make-A-Wish.

Oct 16, 2018

Physician Spotlight

Dr. Wisoff
A conversation with Jeffrey H. Wisoff, MD, pediatric neurosurgeon, Professor of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics at NYU Langone Medical Center, and esteemed member of the Make-A-Wish Metro New York Medical Advisory Council.

Oct 16, 2018

Physician Spotlight

Dr. Wisoff
A conversation with Jeffrey H. Wisoff, MD, pediatric neurosurgeon, Professor of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics at NYU Langone Medical Center, and esteemed member of the Make-A-Wish Metro New York Medical Advisory Council.

Oct 08, 2018

Wishes with Wet Noses - Furry Friends Can Help Kids Heal

wish dog
Last year, Make-A-Wish granted over 150 wishes for a service animal or a pet to children with critical illnesses across the country.

Oct 08, 2018

Wishes with Wet Noses - Furry Friends Can Help Kids Heal

wish dog
Last year, Make-A-Wish granted over 150 wishes for a service animal or a pet to children with critical illnesses across the country.

Oct 02, 2018

Lions and Tigers and... Baby Elephants, Oh My!

aiden
Eleven-year-old Aiden loved animals and nature, but he never dreamed that one day he’d get to see the lions and tigers that starred in his favorite TV shows in real life.

Oct 02, 2018

Lions and Tigers and... Baby Elephants, Oh My!

aiden
Eleven-year-old Aiden loved animals and nature, but he never dreamed that one day he’d get to see the lions and tigers that starred in his favorite TV shows in real life.

Sep 24, 2018

15 Things Parents of a Child with Cancer Want You to Know

pediatric cancer
“It’s cancer.” Hearing those words from your child’s doctor will shake any parent to their core.

Sep 24, 2018

15 Things Parents of a Child with Cancer Want You to Know

pediatric cancer
“It’s cancer.” Hearing those words from your child’s doctor will shake any parent to their core.

Sep 17, 2018

Two Boys, One Heart, One Wish - The Lost & Found Story of Adoption

josiah
Josiah was adopted at the age of six from his foster home in China by parents Jose and Mary. Immediately the couple felt their family was whole—Josiah was the recipient of love and affection, and “it seemed like we [had been] together forever,” says Jose. However, as Josiah integrated himself into his newfound home, someone was missing.

Sep 17, 2018

Two Boys, One Heart, One Wish - The Lost & Found Story of Adoption

josiah
Josiah was adopted at the age of six from his foster home in China by parents Jose and Mary. Immediately the couple felt their family was whole—Josiah was the recipient of love and affection, and “it seemed like we [had been] together forever,” says Jose. However, as Josiah integrated himself into his newfound home, someone was missing.

Sep 10, 2018

Back to School - How Empathy Impacts Happiness and Success

empathy
School is back in session and kids are once again focused on math problems, science projects and history dates. An important part of their education, however, goes beyond book learning. Nurturing empathy and altruism in children can significantly impact their happiness and success, now and into adulthood.

Sep 10, 2018

Back to School - How Empathy Impacts Happiness and Success

empathy
School is back in session and kids are once again focused on math problems, science projects and history dates. An important part of their education, however, goes beyond book learning. Nurturing empathy and altruism in children can significantly impact their happiness and success, now and into adulthood.

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