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Jan 30, 2020

"This is where I need to be."

Ryan Heffernan
As we conclude January, our month of new beginnings, we wanted to introduce you one of the newest members of the Make-A-Wish team here in Metro New York. Ryan Heffernan joined our chapter in November as a Finance Coordinator.

Jan 30, 2020

"This is where I need to be."

Ryan Heffernan
As we conclude January, our month of new beginnings, we wanted to introduce you one of the newest members of the Make-A-Wish team here in Metro New York. Ryan Heffernan joined our chapter in November as a Finance Coordinator.

Jan 22, 2020

"I never imagined the opportunities it would lead me to."

Samantha
On January 15, 2017, I was granted a wish that would propel my life forward.

Jan 22, 2020

"I never imagined the opportunities it would lead me to."

Samantha
On January 15, 2017, I was granted a wish that would propel my life forward.

Jan 16, 2020

The Fight to Cure Sickle Cell Disease

Isaiah then and now
The New York Times recently reported on a new approach to treating, and possibly curing, sickle cell disease, which afflicts 100,000 Americans.

Jan 16, 2020

The Fight to Cure Sickle Cell Disease

Isaiah then and now
The New York Times recently reported on a new approach to treating, and possibly curing, sickle cell disease, which afflicts 100,000 Americans.

Jan 08, 2020

Jan 08, 2020

Chris Zaluski doesn’t let cancer interrupt his commitment to Make-A-Wish

Chris Zaluski
"My wish kids come first."

Jan 08, 2020

Connor’s Wish was the Best Last Memory for his Family

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Kerry Ann Troy is a Long Beach native who has been a part of the Long Beach Polar Bears Super Bowl Splash almost since its inception. Her son, Connor, who was born with a neuromuscular disease, had his wish granted in 2012. We spoke to Kerry Ann about her son and creating Team Connor in his memory.

Jan 08, 2020

Connor’s Wish was the Best Last Memory for his Family

teamconnor2
Kerry Ann Troy is a Long Beach native who has been a part of the Long Beach Polar Bears Super Bowl Splash almost since its inception. Her son, Connor, who was born with a neuromuscular disease, had his wish granted in 2012. We spoke to Kerry Ann about her son and creating Team Connor in his memory.

Jan 08, 2020

Spare Parts: Giving My Daughter Life – Not Just Once, But Twice

kidneyshirts
Every January, my husband and I sit down to talk about our goals for the New Year. We discuss where we want to go on vacation, what home projects we want to work on, what our career goals are, and where we want to serve in our community.

Jan 08, 2020

Spare Parts: Giving My Daughter Life – Not Just Once, But Twice

kidneyshirts
Every January, my husband and I sit down to talk about our goals for the New Year. We discuss where we want to go on vacation, what home projects we want to work on, what our career goals are, and where we want to serve in our community.

Dec 20, 2019

Smoothies in Heaven: How my brother’s wish gets us through the holidays

Zak
My brother, Zachary was diagnosed in May 2008 with a Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma or put simply, an inoperable brain tumor within the brain stem. To this day, the survival rate is 0%.

Dec 20, 2019

Smoothies in Heaven: How my brother’s wish gets us through the holidays

Zak
My brother, Zachary was diagnosed in May 2008 with a Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma or put simply, an inoperable brain tumor within the brain stem. To this day, the survival rate is 0%.

Dec 19, 2019

Keaton's favorite gift to give is love

Keaton
Being Santa is no easy task but with a little help from his friends at Make-A-Wish, a big-hearted boy from North Dakota got the chance to be the man in red for a day and put smiles on the faces of other kids.

Dec 19, 2019

Keaton's favorite gift to give is love

Keaton
Being Santa is no easy task but with a little help from his friends at Make-A-Wish, a big-hearted boy from North Dakota got the chance to be the man in red for a day and put smiles on the faces of other kids.

Dec 18, 2019

Retired Teacher's Legacy is an A+ for Make-A-Wish

Giving
As a loyal supporter of Make-A-Wish, Sue Jaffe understands that when a wish comes true, it creates strength, hope and transformation for children with critical illnesses.

Dec 18, 2019

Retired Teacher's Legacy is an A+ for Make-A-Wish

Giving
As a loyal supporter of Make-A-Wish, Sue Jaffe understands that when a wish comes true, it creates strength, hope and transformation for children with critical illnesses.

Dec 11, 2019

'Tis the Season to Rethink a Classic Holiday Role

Sebastian Oritz
We are proud to brag a bit about a member of our Make-A-Wish family – wish brother Sebastian Ortiz – who is playing a central role in one of the great holiday traditions this season.

Dec 11, 2019

'Tis the Season to Rethink a Classic Holiday Role

Sebastian Oritz
We are proud to brag a bit about a member of our Make-A-Wish family – wish brother Sebastian Ortiz – who is playing a central role in one of the great holiday traditions this season.

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