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What Happens in Vegas...

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When you think of Las Vegas, what comes to mind? Las Vegas Boulevard? Casinos? Shows and an incredible nightlife? I think Las Vegas deserves some overdue credit. Each year, Las Vegas hosts over forty kids from all around the world to have their one true wish granted.

Jul 11, 2016

What Happens in Vegas...

Kevin Bopp & Family at the Las Vegas sign
When you think of Las Vegas, what comes to mind? Las Vegas Boulevard? Casinos? Shows and an incredible nightlife? I think Las Vegas deserves some overdue credit. Each year, Las Vegas hosts over forty kids from all around the world to have their one true wish granted.

A Father's Wish Come True

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I sit here typing this message in unadulterated and sheer delight, a far cry from where my state of mind was just 18 months ago. Draped to my right is the sweet innocence of a child living out her dream come true. A dream ignited by the graciousness of an organization that deeply cares and is passionate about the well-being of others, specifically children and families in a dire time of need. A time when families are tested to the ultimate extreme; mentally, physically, emotionally and financially.

Jun 15, 2016

A Father's Wish Come True

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I sit here typing this message in unadulterated and sheer delight, a far cry from where my state of mind was just 18 months ago. Draped to my right is the sweet innocence of a child living out her dream come true. A dream ignited by the graciousness of an organization that deeply cares and is passionate about the well-being of others, specifically children and families in a dire time of need. A time when families are tested to the ultimate extreme; mentally, physically, emotionally and financially.

A Wish Mom's Perspective: Jessica

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"As her mother, I just wanted Hailey to be happy and to feel loved by the characters she sees on TV. To see her face light up as she was transformed into Cinderella at the Bibiddi Bobiddi Boutique was a smile that I have permanently placed in my heart. When the princesses told her they loved her dress and her beautiful hair, it was extremely touching and even though tears would fill my eyes, they were happy tears. Hailey was experiencing something magical."

May 05, 2016

A Wish Mom's Perspective: Jessica

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"As her mother, I just wanted Hailey to be happy and to feel loved by the characters she sees on TV. To see her face light up as she was transformed into Cinderella at the Bibiddi Bobiddi Boutique was a smile that I have permanently placed in my heart. When the princesses told her they loved her dress and her beautiful hair, it was extremely touching and even though tears would fill my eyes, they were happy tears. Hailey was experiencing something magical."

The Power of Volunteering

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June honors the memory of her late mother by making wishes come true.

Apr 07, 2016

The Power of Volunteering

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June honors the memory of her late mother by making wishes come true.

The Reward of Wish Granting

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Being a Wish Granter for Make-A-Wish continues to be incredibly rewarding. Not only does it give me the opportunity to meet and get to know other volunteers that share the same passion as I do to give back to the community, but it also give me the opportunity to represent an organization that is admired so much for the work it does for those it serves.

Apr 01, 2016

The Reward of Wish Granting

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Being a Wish Granter for Make-A-Wish continues to be incredibly rewarding. Not only does it give me the opportunity to meet and get to know other volunteers that share the same passion as I do to give back to the community, but it also give me the opportunity to represent an organization that is admired so much for the work it does for those it serves.

Jan 06, 2016

Allegiant Shares the Power Of A Wish

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The Power of a Wish…it is an energy; a real and tangible force of good. Each wish is fueled by the kindness of strangers. My son Michael is a Wish child and a four year survivor of diffuse large B cell lymphoma. While he was sick, the hope and positive energy of the thought of his upcoming Wish provided him a much needed distraction from the sickness and pain of chemotherapy. The Wish was a bright focal point for the whole family to anticipate as part of a healthy and cancer-free future.

Jan 06, 2016

Allegiant Shares the Power Of A Wish

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The Power of a Wish…it is an energy; a real and tangible force of good. Each wish is fueled by the kindness of strangers. My son Michael is a Wish child and a four year survivor of diffuse large B cell lymphoma. While he was sick, the hope and positive energy of the thought of his upcoming Wish provided him a much needed distraction from the sickness and pain of chemotherapy. The Wish was a bright focal point for the whole family to anticipate as part of a healthy and cancer-free future.

A Wish Mom's Perspective: Tanner's Story

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As a mother, you always hope your children will be healthy and happy. You can imagine my surprise when I found out my three-month-old son, Tanner, was diagnosed with C.H.A.R.G.E. SYNDROME. My baby boy had his first surgery within 24 hours of his birth, spent his first six months of life in the NICU at Sunrise Children's Hospital, and has accumulated over 30+ surgeries with more to come.

Dec 16, 2015

A Wish Mom's Perspective: Tanner's Story

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As a mother, you always hope your children will be healthy and happy. You can imagine my surprise when I found out my three-month-old son, Tanner, was diagnosed with C.H.A.R.G.E. SYNDROME. My baby boy had his first surgery within 24 hours of his birth, spent his first six months of life in the NICU at Sunrise Children's Hospital, and has accumulated over 30+ surgeries with more to come.

A Wish Mom's Perspective: Tanner's Story

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As a mother, you always hope your children will be healthy and happy. You can imagine my surprise when I found out my three-month-old son, Tanner, was diagnosed with C.H.A.R.G.E. SYNDROME. My baby boy had his first surgery within 24 hours of his birth, spent his first six months of life in the NICU at Sunrise Children's Hospital, and has accumulated over 30+ surgeries with more to come.

Dec 16, 2015

A Wish Mom's Perspective: Tanner's Story

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As a mother, you always hope your children will be healthy and happy. You can imagine my surprise when I found out my three-month-old son, Tanner, was diagnosed with C.H.A.R.G.E. SYNDROME. My baby boy had his first surgery within 24 hours of his birth, spent his first six months of life in the NICU at Sunrise Children's Hospital, and has accumulated over 30+ surgeries with more to come.

A Wish Mom's Perspective: Dawn

Sophia was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in August of 2014. She was unable to go to school during her treatment. She was diagnosed at stage 3 and immediately began a course of chemotherapy. She went through 4 rounds of chemotherapy from August through November. She responded well and was classified as an early and rapid responder.

Jul 24, 2015

A Wish Mom's Perspective: Dawn

Sophia was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in August of 2014. She was unable to go to school during her treatment. She was diagnosed at stage 3 and immediately began a course of chemotherapy. She went through 4 rounds of chemotherapy from August through November. She responded well and was classified as an early and rapid responder.

Jun 16, 2015

An Intern's Perspective: Joey

I’ve always been familiar with Make-A-Wish—I’ve seen the captivating advertisements on TV, Allegiant Airlines has a plane wrapped with the Make-A-Wish logo, and I know some specific wishes that have been granted from the news (my favorite was Bat Kid’s wish in San Francisco!)—but I didn’t think much about the opportunity to intern for such a life-changing organization.

Jun 16, 2015

An Intern's Perspective: Joey

I’ve always been familiar with Make-A-Wish—I’ve seen the captivating advertisements on TV, Allegiant Airlines has a plane wrapped with the Make-A-Wish logo, and I know some specific wishes that have been granted from the news (my favorite was Bat Kid’s wish in San Francisco!)—but I didn’t think much about the opportunity to intern for such a life-changing organization.

About this Blog

The Wish Blog gives you a behind-the-scenes look at Make-A-Wish®. See how wishes come together and how they change lives forever. Hear directly from those who work or volunteer here, or those who have been transformed by a wish. And learn why we are so committed to someday granting the wish of every eligible child, every year.

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