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Oct 04, 2019

Wish Kids always want to be our hometown heroes

Officer Eric
As New Yorkers welcome cooler temperatures and leaves begin to fall, children throughout our community will begin their annual search for the perfect Halloween costume.

Oct 04, 2019

Wish Kids always want to be our hometown heroes

Officer Eric
As New Yorkers welcome cooler temperatures and leaves begin to fall, children throughout our community will begin their annual search for the perfect Halloween costume.

Oct 02, 2019

Anika's wish to be a veterinarian

Anika wished to be a vet
Just before her 9th birthday, Anika was diagnosed with a brain tumor. What followed was a challenging six months of surgery, recovery, chemotherapy, and radiation.

Oct 02, 2019

Anika's wish to be a veterinarian

Anika wished to be a vet
Just before her 9th birthday, Anika was diagnosed with a brain tumor. What followed was a challenging six months of surgery, recovery, chemotherapy, and radiation.

Sep 26, 2019

Kids Help Wish Kids With a Charity Carnival

Staten Island Day Camp Carnival
On August 9, the kids of the Staten Island Day Camp did something amazing – they helped make wishes come true. They organized a carnival that raised over $3,500, and the kids had a blast doing it!

Sep 26, 2019

Kids Help Wish Kids With a Charity Carnival

Staten Island Day Camp Carnival
On August 9, the kids of the Staten Island Day Camp did something amazing – they helped make wishes come true. They organized a carnival that raised over $3,500, and the kids had a blast doing it!

Sep 25, 2019

When you beat cancer, swimming with sharks is a day at the beach!

Adrian looking at shark
As Childhood Cancer Awareness Month concludes we wanted to share one last story of courage and fierce determination. Adrian was fearless in battling his cancer and equally fearless in choosing his wish!

Sep 25, 2019

When you beat cancer, swimming with sharks is a day at the beach!

Adrian looking at shark
As Childhood Cancer Awareness Month concludes we wanted to share one last story of courage and fierce determination. Adrian was fearless in battling his cancer and equally fearless in choosing his wish!

Sep 18, 2019

My Internship at Make-A-Wish

Victoria
Make-A-Wish Metro New York has a robust internship program where students can get valuable work experience in the nonprofit sector. This past summer, Victoria Stefanelli, a student at Endicott College, took on an internship project with the Brand + Communication team. We asked Victoria what she learned about Make-A-Wish this summer.

Sep 18, 2019

My Internship at Make-A-Wish

Victoria
Make-A-Wish Metro New York has a robust internship program where students can get valuable work experience in the nonprofit sector. This past summer, Victoria Stefanelli, a student at Endicott College, took on an internship project with the Brand + Communication team. We asked Victoria what she learned about Make-A-Wish this summer.

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

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.

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.

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.

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