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Oct 09, 2018

Wishes with Wet Noses - Furry Friends Can Help Kids Heal

wish dog
Last year, Make-A-Wish granted over 150 wishes for a service animal or a pet to children with critical illnesses across the country.

Oct 09, 2018

Wishes with Wet Noses - Furry Friends Can Help Kids Heal

wish dog
Last year, Make-A-Wish granted over 150 wishes for a service animal or a pet to children with critical illnesses across the country.

Oct 02, 2018

Lions and Tigers and... Baby Elephants, Oh My!

aiden
Eleven-year-old Aiden loved animals and nature, but he never dreamed that one day he’d get to see the lions and tigers that starred in his favorite TV shows in real life.

Oct 02, 2018

Lions and Tigers and... Baby Elephants, Oh My!

aiden
Eleven-year-old Aiden loved animals and nature, but he never dreamed that one day he’d get to see the lions and tigers that starred in his favorite TV shows in real life.

Sep 25, 2018

15 Things Parents of a Child with Cancer Want You to Know

pediatric cancer
“It’s cancer.” Hearing those words from your child’s doctor will shake any parent to their core.

Sep 25, 2018

15 Things Parents of a Child with Cancer Want You to Know

pediatric cancer
“It’s cancer.” Hearing those words from your child’s doctor will shake any parent to their core.

Sep 18, 2018

Two Boys, One Heart, One Wish - The Lost & Found Story of Adoption

josiah
Josiah was adopted at the age of six from his foster home in China by parents Jose and Mary. Immediately the couple felt their family was whole—Josiah was the recipient of love and affection, and “it seemed like we [had been] together forever,” says Jose. However, as Josiah integrated himself into his newfound home, someone was missing.

Sep 18, 2018

Two Boys, One Heart, One Wish - The Lost & Found Story of Adoption

josiah
Josiah was adopted at the age of six from his foster home in China by parents Jose and Mary. Immediately the couple felt their family was whole—Josiah was the recipient of love and affection, and “it seemed like we [had been] together forever,” says Jose. However, as Josiah integrated himself into his newfound home, someone was missing.

Sep 11, 2018

Back to School - How Empathy Impacts Happiness and Success

empathy
School is back in session and kids are once again focused on math problems, science projects and history dates. An important part of their education, however, goes beyond book learning. Nurturing empathy and altruism in children can significantly impact their happiness and success, now and into adulthood.

Sep 11, 2018

Back to School - How Empathy Impacts Happiness and Success

empathy
School is back in session and kids are once again focused on math problems, science projects and history dates. An important part of their education, however, goes beyond book learning. Nurturing empathy and altruism in children can significantly impact their happiness and success, now and into adulthood.

Sep 04, 2018

New York's Bravest 2.0

Charlie
Courage is not a solitary pursuit, and fearlessness is not the goal.

Sep 04, 2018

New York's Bravest 2.0

Charlie
Courage is not a solitary pursuit, and fearlessness is not the goal.

Feb 16, 2018

Wishing on a Fashion Star

It's New York Fashion Week!

Feb 16, 2018

Wishing on a Fashion Star

It's New York Fashion Week!

Feb 06, 2018

Long Beach Polar Bears Smash $6 Million Mark with 19th Super Bowl Splash

Overhead
Mild temperatures fueled the energy and fun for thousands of enthusiastic community members from Long Beach and beyond who hit the waves on February 4 for the 19th annual Long Beach Polar Bear Super Bowl Splash, benefiting Make-A-Wish Metro New York.

Feb 06, 2018

Long Beach Polar Bears Smash $6 Million Mark with 19th Super Bowl Splash

Overhead
Mild temperatures fueled the energy and fun for thousands of enthusiastic community members from Long Beach and beyond who hit the waves on February 4 for the 19th annual Long Beach Polar Bear Super Bowl Splash, benefiting Make-A-Wish Metro New York.

Oct 19, 2017

Samantha is determined to make chronically ill kids feel less inVISABLE

with karlie
Samantha Konigsberg will turn 17 on October 19th and she has certainly lived an interesting life. Confident, ambitious, and undeterred, "Sammy," as she is affectionately called, sums it up with a quote on her social media bio: "I dare you to be 100% yourself, 100% of the time."

Oct 19, 2017

Samantha is determined to make chronically ill kids feel less inVISABLE

with karlie
Samantha Konigsberg will turn 17 on October 19th and she has certainly lived an interesting life. Confident, ambitious, and undeterred, "Sammy," as she is affectionately called, sums it up with a quote on her social media bio: "I dare you to be 100% yourself, 100% of the time."

Oct 04, 2017

Mason's wish to visit Bora Bora

mason
This October, Make-A-Wish is proudly celebrating the granting of 300,000 wishes worldwide. In honor of that milestone, we're sharing a touching testimonial from the mother of a young man whose wish took the family to Bora Bora. Suzanne explains what her son's wish meant to him and her entire family:

Oct 04, 2017

Mason's wish to visit Bora Bora

mason
This October, Make-A-Wish is proudly celebrating the granting of 300,000 wishes worldwide. In honor of that milestone, we're sharing a touching testimonial from the mother of a young man whose wish took the family to Bora Bora. Suzanne explains what her son's wish meant to him and her entire family:

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