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Mar 07, 2019

Women in Philanthropy - Theresa McQuillian

Theresa McQuillan
Theresa McQuillan, an inspirational wish mom, shares her family’s wish journey, why she decided to Wish It Forward and her advice for women thinking about getting involved with helping wish kids.

Mar 07, 2019

Women in Philanthropy - Theresa McQuillian

Theresa McQuillan
Theresa McQuillan, an inspirational wish mom, shares her family’s wish journey, why she decided to Wish It Forward and her advice for women thinking about getting involved with helping wish kids.

Making Doctors, Needles & Tests Less Scary Month

social worker and child
At Make-A-Wish, March is special because we celebrate both Social Work Month and Child Life Month. It’s an overdue opportunity to recognize two significant professions – pediatric social workers and child life specialists!

Mar 06, 2019

Making Doctors, Needles & Tests Less Scary Month

social worker and child
At Make-A-Wish, March is special because we celebrate both Social Work Month and Child Life Month. It’s an overdue opportunity to recognize two significant professions – pediatric social workers and child life specialists!

Mar 01, 2019

Micaela's wish to be a cardiothoracic surgeon

Micaela
When 16-year-old Micaela became ill, the doctors really weren’t sure what was wrong.

Mar 01, 2019

Micaela's wish to be a cardiothoracic surgeon

Micaela
When 16-year-old Micaela became ill, the doctors really weren’t sure what was wrong.

Feb 26, 2019

"The prospect of a wish was like a ray of sunshine over the house.”

Olivia
Olivia fell in love with Star Wars when she got sick.

Feb 26, 2019

"The prospect of a wish was like a ray of sunshine over the house.”

Olivia
Olivia fell in love with Star Wars when she got sick.

John Cena Wins Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award

John Cena
Anyone who knows Make-A-Wish knows John Cena.

Feb 19, 2019

John Cena Wins Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award

John Cena
Anyone who knows Make-A-Wish knows John Cena.

A Little Boy with a Big Heart Gives Back

Aiden
When Aiden’s wish to meet the Power Rangers at Disney World was granted in 2017, “everything lightened up,” said his mother, Kavita.

Feb 12, 2019

A Little Boy with a Big Heart Gives Back

Aiden
When Aiden’s wish to meet the Power Rangers at Disney World was granted in 2017, “everything lightened up,” said his mother, Kavita.

Feb 07, 2019

That Time I Danced with Michael Jackson

Tiffany and Michael Jackson
And How it Changed my Life

Feb 07, 2019

That Time I Danced with Michael Jackson

Tiffany and Michael Jackson
And How it Changed my Life

A Football Wish and a Life Transformed

Justin
As football season comes to an end, we’re looking back on an incredible football wish and one man’s journey from wish kid to valued team member here at Make-A-Wish Metro New York.

Feb 05, 2019

A Football Wish and a Life Transformed

Justin
As football season comes to an end, we’re looking back on an incredible football wish and one man’s journey from wish kid to valued team member here at Make-A-Wish Metro New York.

How do wish kids choose their wish? A wish-granting volunteer explains.

volunteer and wish kid
When a wish is granted, it gives power to a child by giving them control over a very special moment in their life. This alone can be life-changing to a kid who may have very little control over their life, given their medical situation.

Jan 29, 2019

How do wish kids choose their wish? A wish-granting volunteer explains.

volunteer and wish kid
When a wish is granted, it gives power to a child by giving them control over a very special moment in their life. This alone can be life-changing to a kid who may have very little control over their life, given their medical situation.

Jan 22, 2019

"Having things to be hopeful about changes your whole mindset.” - Peter

Peter then and now
Twelve-year-old Peter stood tentatively at the pool’s edge. He breathed in the warm, fragrant Hawaiian air and looked out over the sparkling water in front of him.

Jan 22, 2019

"Having things to be hopeful about changes your whole mindset.” - Peter

Peter then and now
Twelve-year-old Peter stood tentatively at the pool’s edge. He breathed in the warm, fragrant Hawaiian air and looked out over the sparkling water in front of him.

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