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A Year of Wishes

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With your help, we’ve granted 926 wishes this year in our chapter. But, it's not really the number of wishes that counts, or necessarily the wishes themselves. What matters are the children behind them, their experiences, and their dreams that are ultimately fulfilled.

Dec 06, 2019

A Year of Wishes

Wish
With your help, we’ve granted 926 wishes this year in our chapter. But, it's not really the number of wishes that counts, or necessarily the wishes themselves. What matters are the children behind them, their experiences, and their dreams that are ultimately fulfilled.

Dec 05, 2019

Giving Hope During the Holidays

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A wish is a ray of hope in a dark time.

Dec 05, 2019

Giving Hope During the Holidays

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A wish is a ray of hope in a dark time.

Dec 04, 2019

Big-Hearted Teenager's Wish Spreads Joy to Young Children

Henry
A single wish has the power to transform lives. It touches the heart. It can also inspire action.

Dec 04, 2019

Big-Hearted Teenager's Wish Spreads Joy to Young Children

Henry
A single wish has the power to transform lives. It touches the heart. It can also inspire action.

Nov 25, 2019

The Impact of a Wish on Those Who Grant Them

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Wish granter Marisa Puglise describes how wishes are transformational for those who receive them – and for those who make them happen too.

Nov 25, 2019

The Impact of a Wish on Those Who Grant Them

Marisa and Caleb
Wish granter Marisa Puglise describes how wishes are transformational for those who receive them – and for those who make them happen too.

Nov 19, 2019

Finding Beauty in Life's Messes Thorough a Wish

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Wish mom Lamelle Ryman reflects on the healing impact of her daughter's wish.

Nov 19, 2019

Finding Beauty in Life's Messes Thorough a Wish

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Wish mom Lamelle Ryman reflects on the healing impact of her daughter's wish.

Nov 15, 2019

Long Beach Polar Bears - How Two Guys Went for a Swim and Raised Millions

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Since 2000, the Long Beach Polar Bears have raised $6.3 million from their annual Super Bowl Splash to grant the wishes of children with critical illnesses!

Nov 15, 2019

Long Beach Polar Bears - How Two Guys Went for a Swim and Raised Millions

Long Beach Polar Bears
Since 2000, the Long Beach Polar Bears have raised $6.3 million from their annual Super Bowl Splash to grant the wishes of children with critical illnesses!

Nov 13, 2019

Loving a child who is sick: Annabelle's journey with her buddy, Asher

Annabelle and Asher
I held Asher Jayce Ford, who I would nickname “my buddy,” seconds after he was born; my face was one of the first to welcome him to the world.

Nov 13, 2019

Loving a child who is sick: Annabelle's journey with her buddy, Asher

Annabelle and Asher
I held Asher Jayce Ford, who I would nickname “my buddy,” seconds after he was born; my face was one of the first to welcome him to the world.

Nov 08, 2019

Six Proven Benefits of Gratitude

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As the month of Thanksgiving arrives, we begin to think more about the things in our life we’re thankful for. It’s a shame that it takes a holiday to remind many of us to be grateful because gratitude is something that should be practiced every day.

Nov 08, 2019

Six Proven Benefits of Gratitude

Child on beach at sunset
As the month of Thanksgiving arrives, we begin to think more about the things in our life we’re thankful for. It’s a shame that it takes a holiday to remind many of us to be grateful because gratitude is something that should be practiced every day.

Nov 06, 2019

Chairman Stephen Thomas: "We can all make a difference."

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Stephen Thomas (far right), Make-A-Wish Metro New York and Western New York Board Chair, reflects on the impact of his brother's wish.

Nov 06, 2019

Chairman Stephen Thomas: "We can all make a difference."

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Stephen Thomas (far right), Make-A-Wish Metro New York and Western New York Board Chair, reflects on the impact of his brother's wish.

Nov 06, 2019

"Gillian's wish helped us pivot."

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"On December 15, 2017, my daughter Gillian was diagnosed with osteosarcoma. She was 11 years old.

Nov 06, 2019

"Gillian's wish helped us pivot."

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"On December 15, 2017, my daughter Gillian was diagnosed with osteosarcoma. She was 11 years old.

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