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Sep 11, 2019

The Emotions of Back to School for Wish Parents

Jane now and then
Last week, 5-year-old wish kid Jane started first grade. She was diagnosed with a brain tumor as a toddler and her treatment spanned the early years of her life. The ordinary milestones of childhood, like the first day of school, can be emotional for parents but are especially so for parents of kids battling or recovering from a critical illness. We asked Jane's mother, Kate, to explain.

Sep 11, 2019

The Emotions of Back to School for Wish Parents

Jane now and then
Last week, 5-year-old wish kid Jane started first grade. She was diagnosed with a brain tumor as a toddler and her treatment spanned the early years of her life. The ordinary milestones of childhood, like the first day of school, can be emotional for parents but are especially so for parents of kids battling or recovering from a critical illness. We asked Jane's mother, Kate, to explain.

Sep 04, 2019

How Kids Keep Up with Their Studies While in the Hospital

Boy in hospital bed
It’s Back to School time for most kids in the Metro New York area, but for children hospitalized with a critical illness, attending classes is not an option.

Sep 04, 2019

How Kids Keep Up with Their Studies While in the Hospital

Boy in hospital bed
It’s Back to School time for most kids in the Metro New York area, but for children hospitalized with a critical illness, attending classes is not an option.

Sep 03, 2019

Esley Wished to be an American High School Student

Esly shares snacks with her classmates
Back to school means different things to different people.

Sep 03, 2019

Esley Wished to be an American High School Student

Esly shares snacks with her classmates
Back to school means different things to different people.

Sep 03, 2019

Wish Mom Stacy - Fundraising for Future Wishes

alex m
Stacy’s son Alex, who lives with cerebral palsy and other serious medical challenges, recently had his wish to go to Walt Disney World® Resort granted. The experience was life-changing for the whole family and inspired Stacy to begin fundraising for Make-A-Wish to help give that same opportunity to other children and families.

Sep 03, 2019

Wish Mom Stacy - Fundraising for Future Wishes

alex m
Stacy’s son Alex, who lives with cerebral palsy and other serious medical challenges, recently had his wish to go to Walt Disney World® Resort granted. The experience was life-changing for the whole family and inspired Stacy to begin fundraising for Make-A-Wish to help give that same opportunity to other children and families.

Aug 28, 2019

Oh, the Places They Went!

collage of summer wish trips
As August draws to a close and we get ready to return to school, sweaters, and pumpkin spice everything, we wanted to take a moment to celebrate some of the incredible wish trips our kids experienced this summer.

Aug 28, 2019

Oh, the Places They Went!

collage of summer wish trips
As August draws to a close and we get ready to return to school, sweaters, and pumpkin spice everything, we wanted to take a moment to celebrate some of the incredible wish trips our kids experienced this summer.

Aug 20, 2019

Leah’s Disney Cruise Line® wish was the light at the end of the tunnel

leah
“For all that I’ve been through for the past two years, this couldn’t have come any sooner.”

Aug 20, 2019

Leah’s Disney Cruise Line® wish was the light at the end of the tunnel

leah
“For all that I’ve been through for the past two years, this couldn’t have come any sooner.”

Aug 13, 2019

Dreaming about your happy place is good for you

Andrew in Atlantis
Summer is the busiest time of year for travel, especially for wish kids. But did you know there's science that says the happiest part of a trip happens before you even leave?

Aug 13, 2019

Dreaming about your happy place is good for you

Andrew in Atlantis
Summer is the busiest time of year for travel, especially for wish kids. But did you know there's science that says the happiest part of a trip happens before you even leave?

Zeila Found Inspiration in Her Wish Journey to Tokyo

Zeila
As 10-year-old Zeila and her family walked along Kichijoji Avenue, in the shade of the tall green trees of Inokashira Park, they came upon a colorful building and found themselves standing in front of a sign that read, "Ghibli Museum.”

Aug 06, 2019

Zeila Found Inspiration in Her Wish Journey to Tokyo

Zeila
As 10-year-old Zeila and her family walked along Kichijoji Avenue, in the shade of the tall green trees of Inokashira Park, they came upon a colorful building and found themselves standing in front of a sign that read, "Ghibli Museum.”

Jul 30, 2019

Atma's wish to ride a horse on the beach in a white dress

Atma
Imagination is powerful. It inspires, renews and entertains. And is the beginning of the Make-A-Wish journey.

Jul 30, 2019

Atma's wish to ride a horse on the beach in a white dress

Atma
Imagination is powerful. It inspires, renews and entertains. And is the beginning of the Make-A-Wish journey.

Jul 30, 2019

Markala's Wish to Visit London and Paris

Markala
Thank you, Bristol-Myers Squibb, for making Markayla’s wish, and many others, possible! Make-A-Wish has a deep commitment to providing emotional support for patients and their families. Your gift to Make-A-Wish in 2019 does more than bring joy to children with cancer. You help us give them an edge in conquering their illnesses.

Jul 30, 2019

Markala's Wish to Visit London and Paris

Markala
Thank you, Bristol-Myers Squibb, for making Markayla’s wish, and many others, possible! Make-A-Wish has a deep commitment to providing emotional support for patients and their families. Your gift to Make-A-Wish in 2019 does more than bring joy to children with cancer. You help us give them an edge in conquering their illnesses.

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