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July 2017 - Rick Ruiz

Rick demonstrates passion for volunteering, whether coaching sports or assisting at his kids’ school. So when his friend and former Board Member, Jamie Pollack, mentioned his involvement with Make-A-Wish, it piqued his interest.

Rick RuizDespite the initial worry about interacting with families facing a child with a critical illness, Rick says, “Make-A-Wish is the silver lining. We show up for a family when they are truly in need.” 

Rick began volunteering as a wish granter in 2015 and currently assists with three Spanish-speaking wish kids! Rick hopes to raise awareness about Make-A-Wish in the Hispanic community;  he knows of many untapped resources that will help us grow and grant more wishes, from finding all of the eligible children to engaging the Latin and Hispanic communities.  

When asked one word about his experience with Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada, Rick said, “Belief.” When he started, it restored his belief in the human spirit.  He sees the power of families who unite and rally around a child. How the community—business  owners, celebrities, and volunteers—step right in and do whatever it takes to grant a wish, no matter how big or small. 

We consider our chapter lucky to have such a dedicated volunteer like Rick and remain thankful for his continued efforts to spread awareness about Make-A-Wish. 

Make-A-Wish® Southern Nevada
9950 Covington Cross Dr.
Las Vegas, NV 89144
(702) 212-9474