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Jul 30, 2020

The Power of Anticipation

Kids Planning
When the coronavirus pandemic hit, many of us found ourselves in a state of fear, anxiety, disappointment and grief. We feared the unknown and found ourselves mourning the losses of little things – time with friends, a dinner out, or that concert we were looking forward to.

That loss, fear and anxiety was sudden and unexpected, a shock to the system. It also gave us a peek into the life of a wish kid.

Jul 30, 2020

The Power of Anticipation

Kids Planning
When the coronavirus pandemic hit, many of us found ourselves in a state of fear, anxiety, disappointment and grief. We feared the unknown and found ourselves mourning the losses of little things – time with friends, a dinner out, or that concert we were looking forward to.

That loss, fear and anxiety was sudden and unexpected, a shock to the system. It also gave us a peek into the life of a wish kid.

Jul 14, 2020

The Health Benefits of Hope

Child smiling
At Make-A-Wish, we know that hope is a powerful thing. For a majority of our wish kids, the wish experience actually serves as a catalyst to better health.

Jul 14, 2020

The Health Benefits of Hope

Child smiling
At Make-A-Wish, we know that hope is a powerful thing. For a majority of our wish kids, the wish experience actually serves as a catalyst to better health.

“I’m strong!” A toddler’s story of grit and grace

Lace
“I’m strong!” These are words Lace, a sweet 2-year-old with medically refractory epilepsy, proclaims even on her toughest days.

Jun 24, 2020

“I’m strong!” A toddler’s story of grit and grace

Lace
“I’m strong!” These are words Lace, a sweet 2-year-old with medically refractory epilepsy, proclaims even on her toughest days.

Jun 10, 2020

Live from New York! It's Grace and Ramona!

Ramona
We are all looking for ways to help each other through this time. Wish alumni, Grace Aroune, saw a NYC wish postponed and found a way to share a bit of the Big Apple and a lot of joy.

Jun 10, 2020

Live from New York! It's Grace and Ramona!

Ramona
We are all looking for ways to help each other through this time. Wish alumni, Grace Aroune, saw a NYC wish postponed and found a way to share a bit of the Big Apple and a lot of joy.

May 05, 2020

Cancer, Coronavirus and Resilience: Isabella’s Story

Isabella
“I’m going to have a really good college essay.”

May 05, 2020

Cancer, Coronavirus and Resilience: Isabella’s Story

Isabella
“I’m going to have a really good college essay.”

Apr 21, 2020

Celebrating Bill and Mary Johnson and all Make-A-Wish Volunteers

Faith
To our nearly 1,200 volunteers - your support and love for wish kids and families inspires us all. It is heartening to know that so many of you, despite your own difficult circumstances, show such unwavering support for families and solidarity with our mission.

Apr 21, 2020

Celebrating Bill and Mary Johnson and all Make-A-Wish Volunteers

Faith
To our nearly 1,200 volunteers - your support and love for wish kids and families inspires us all. It is heartening to know that so many of you, despite your own difficult circumstances, show such unwavering support for families and solidarity with our mission.

Mar 04, 2020

In a world where you can be anything – be kind

emma and aleyah
As a Make-A-Wish supporter, Emma Fine runs the gamut.

Mar 04, 2020

In a world where you can be anything – be kind

emma and aleyah
As a Make-A-Wish supporter, Emma Fine runs the gamut.

Mar 04, 2020

Wish Like a Girl: Madison Wished to be an Inventor

Madison
Madison is a bright young girl who is destined for success.

Mar 04, 2020

Wish Like a Girl: Madison Wished to be an Inventor

Madison
Madison is a bright young girl who is destined for success.

Why I'm Running (Even Though I've Always Hated It)

William's Wish
I am so excited to be running the NYC half-marathon with team Make-A-Wish on March 15th! And, no, I never thought I would hear myself say those words. I have literally always hated running. So, how did I get myself into this?

Feb 27, 2020

Why I'm Running (Even Though I've Always Hated It)

William's Wish
I am so excited to be running the NYC half-marathon with team Make-A-Wish on March 15th! And, no, I never thought I would hear myself say those words. I have literally always hated running. So, how did I get myself into this?

Feb 24, 2020

Evie inspires many with her unstoppable strength

Evie
Amanda Baumler received news no expectant mother ever wants to hear – her baby would be born with serious medical complications. Though the news was devastating, Amanda had confidence that her daughter would be a strong soul. Read more from Amanda about her heart warrior, Evie, and how she is changing the world with fierce courage and mighty strength.

Feb 24, 2020

Evie inspires many with her unstoppable strength

Evie
Amanda Baumler received news no expectant mother ever wants to hear – her baby would be born with serious medical complications. Though the news was devastating, Amanda had confidence that her daughter would be a strong soul. Read more from Amanda about her heart warrior, Evie, and how she is changing the world with fierce courage and mighty strength.

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