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Sep 17, 2018

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

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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

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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.

Sep 04, 2018

New York's Bravest 2.0

Charlie
Courage is not a solitary pursuit, and fearlessness is not the goal.

Sep 04, 2018

New York's Bravest 2.0

Charlie
Courage is not a solitary pursuit, and fearlessness is not the goal.

Feb 16, 2018

Wishing on a Fashion Star

It's New York Fashion Week!

Feb 16, 2018

Wishing on a Fashion Star

It's New York Fashion Week!

Feb 06, 2018

Long Beach Polar Bears Smash $6 Million Mark with 19th Super Bowl Splash

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Mild temperatures fueled the energy and fun for thousands of enthusiastic community members from Long Beach and beyond who hit the waves on February 4 for the 19th annual Long Beach Polar Bear Super Bowl Splash, benefiting Make-A-Wish Metro New York.

Feb 06, 2018

Long Beach Polar Bears Smash $6 Million Mark with 19th Super Bowl Splash

Overhead
Mild temperatures fueled the energy and fun for thousands of enthusiastic community members from Long Beach and beyond who hit the waves on February 4 for the 19th annual Long Beach Polar Bear Super Bowl Splash, benefiting Make-A-Wish Metro New York.

Oct 19, 2017

Samantha is determined to make chronically ill kids feel less inVISABLE

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Samantha Konigsberg will turn 17 on October 19th and she has certainly lived an interesting life. Confident, ambitious, and undeterred, "Sammy," as she is affectionately called, sums it up with a quote on her social media bio: "I dare you to be 100% yourself, 100% of the time."

Oct 19, 2017

Samantha is determined to make chronically ill kids feel less inVISABLE

with karlie
Samantha Konigsberg will turn 17 on October 19th and she has certainly lived an interesting life. Confident, ambitious, and undeterred, "Sammy," as she is affectionately called, sums it up with a quote on her social media bio: "I dare you to be 100% yourself, 100% of the time."

Oct 04, 2017

Mason's wish to visit Bora Bora

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This October, Make-A-Wish is proudly celebrating the granting of 300,000 wishes worldwide. In honor of that milestone, we're sharing a touching testimonial from the mother of a young man whose wish took the family to Bora Bora. Suzanne explains what her son's wish meant to him and her entire family:

Oct 04, 2017

Mason's wish to visit Bora Bora

mason
This October, Make-A-Wish is proudly celebrating the granting of 300,000 wishes worldwide. In honor of that milestone, we're sharing a touching testimonial from the mother of a young man whose wish took the family to Bora Bora. Suzanne explains what her son's wish meant to him and her entire family:

Sep 26, 2017

Mateo's Wish to Help Animals

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Nine-year-old Mateo, who is battling a brain tumor, traveled from his home in Virginia to New York City (in partnership with the Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic chapter) to be an ASPCA volunteer for two days.

Sep 26, 2017

Mateo's Wish to Help Animals

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Nine-year-old Mateo, who is battling a brain tumor, traveled from his home in Virginia to New York City (in partnership with the Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic chapter) to be an ASPCA volunteer for two days.

Sep 20, 2017

Wish Kids Today: Andre Giannico

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"Wish Kids Today" is a blog interview series where we reconnect with wish kids who not only received their one true wish and overcame their illnesses, but also went on to do something great in their lives.

Sep 20, 2017

Wish Kids Today: Andre Giannico

yesterday and today
"Wish Kids Today" is a blog interview series where we reconnect with wish kids who not only received their one true wish and overcame their illnesses, but also went on to do something great in their lives.

Sep 13, 2017

Walk For Wishes Raises $125K for Make-A-Wish Metro New York

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The brisk cool air of dawn gave way to beautiful skies, sunshine and warmth at Sunday morning's Walk For Wishes at Eisenhower Park on Long Island.

Sep 13, 2017

Walk For Wishes Raises $125K for Make-A-Wish Metro New York

Starting line
The brisk cool air of dawn gave way to beautiful skies, sunshine and warmth at Sunday morning's Walk For Wishes at Eisenhower Park on Long Island.

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Stories of joy, resilience and healing that can only happen with Make-A-Wish.

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