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Nov 13, 2019

Loving a child who is sick: Annabelle's journey with her buddy, Asher

Annabelle and Asher
I held Asher Jayce Ford, who I would nickname “my buddy,” seconds after he was born; my face was one of the first to welcome him to the world.

Nov 13, 2019

Loving a child who is sick: Annabelle's journey with her buddy, Asher

Annabelle and Asher
I held Asher Jayce Ford, who I would nickname “my buddy,” seconds after he was born; my face was one of the first to welcome him to the world.

Nov 08, 2019

Six Proven Benefits of Gratitude

Child on beach at sunset
As the month of Thanksgiving arrives, we begin to think more about the things in our life we’re thankful for. It’s a shame that it takes a holiday to remind many of us to be grateful because gratitude is something that should be practiced every day.

Nov 08, 2019

Six Proven Benefits of Gratitude

Child on beach at sunset
As the month of Thanksgiving arrives, we begin to think more about the things in our life we’re thankful for. It’s a shame that it takes a holiday to remind many of us to be grateful because gratitude is something that should be practiced every day.

Nov 06, 2019

Chairman Stephen Thomas: "We can all make a difference."

Stephen Thomas
Stephen Thomas (far right), Make-A-Wish Metro New York and Western New York Board Chair, reflects on the impact of his brother's wish.

Nov 06, 2019

Chairman Stephen Thomas: "We can all make a difference."

Stephen Thomas
Stephen Thomas (far right), Make-A-Wish Metro New York and Western New York Board Chair, reflects on the impact of his brother's wish.

Nov 06, 2019

"Gillian's wish helped us pivot."

gillian 1
"On December 15, 2017, my daughter Gillian was diagnosed with osteosarcoma. She was 11 years old.

Nov 06, 2019

"Gillian's wish helped us pivot."

gillian 1
"On December 15, 2017, my daughter Gillian was diagnosed with osteosarcoma. She was 11 years old.

Oct 29, 2019

Mermaid merriment for wish kid Hannah

Mermaid Hannah
When she was sick, Hannah could not soak in the tub. She was not allowed to have her favorite bubble baths where she would pretend to be a mermaid– a tough reality for a creative and imaginative little girl who loves the water.

Oct 29, 2019

Mermaid merriment for wish kid Hannah

Mermaid Hannah
When she was sick, Hannah could not soak in the tub. She was not allowed to have her favorite bubble baths where she would pretend to be a mermaid– a tough reality for a creative and imaginative little girl who loves the water.

Oct 22, 2019

The future is bright for Mariana

Mariana
Wish alumna Mariana was 16 when she wished to be an author with a book launch celebration. Now 21 and attending D’Youville College in Buffalo where she is pursuing a degree in English, Mariana is doing well, remains passionate about writing and is a firm believer in the long-term power of a wish.

Oct 22, 2019

The future is bright for Mariana

Mariana
Wish alumna Mariana was 16 when she wished to be an author with a book launch celebration. Now 21 and attending D’Youville College in Buffalo where she is pursuing a degree in English, Mariana is doing well, remains passionate about writing and is a firm believer in the long-term power of a wish.

Oct 16, 2019

Matthew's wish to be on the SWAT team

Matthew
Nine-year-old Matthew was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis before he was born.

Oct 16, 2019

Matthew's wish to be on the SWAT team

Matthew
Nine-year-old Matthew was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis before he was born.

Oct 11, 2019

Make-A-Wish, Something mAAgic Foundation, Send Anatalia on mAAgic Flight

Anatalia
For Anatalia, today was magical, and quite different from most of her days. She lives with a life-threatening calcium deficiency, and her family must be meticulous about her care.

Oct 11, 2019

Make-A-Wish, Something mAAgic Foundation, Send Anatalia on mAAgic Flight

Anatalia
For Anatalia, today was magical, and quite different from most of her days. She lives with a life-threatening calcium deficiency, and her family must be meticulous about her care.

Oct 09, 2019

Noslin's wish to dig for dinosaur bones

Noslin
Nine-year-old Noslin lives with neurofibromatosis and has dealt with more doctors and hospitals than any child should ever have to.

Oct 09, 2019

Noslin's wish to dig for dinosaur bones

Noslin
Nine-year-old Noslin lives with neurofibromatosis and has dealt with more doctors and hospitals than any child should ever have to.

Oct 04, 2019

Lilly Wished to be a Zookeeper

Lilly
Lilly’s refuge from the rigors of cancer treatment was to get lost in the TV show, “The Zoo,” set at the Bronx Zoo.

Oct 04, 2019

Lilly Wished to be a Zookeeper

Lilly
Lilly’s refuge from the rigors of cancer treatment was to get lost in the TV show, “The Zoo,” set at the Bronx Zoo.

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