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Recent College Grad Donates Millions of Airline Miles for Wishes

Ryan Pickren has donated the most airline miles in Make-A-Wish history.
What if you could turn one of your worst days into one of the best days for a child facing a critical illness and their family?

That’s exactly what Ryan Pickren did.

Aug 24, 2018

Recent College Grad Donates Millions of Airline Miles for Wishes

Ryan Pickren has donated the most airline miles in Make-A-Wish history.
What if you could turn one of your worst days into one of the best days for a child facing a critical illness and their family?

That’s exactly what Ryan Pickren did.

Ready for a Land Adventure and It Feels Snow Good

Frankie wished to see snow
During the month of August, we celebrate some of our most generous national travel sponsors that make wish trips more memorable than the average family vacation.

Aug 14, 2018

Ready for a Land Adventure and It Feels Snow Good

Frankie wished to see snow
During the month of August, we celebrate some of our most generous national travel sponsors that make wish trips more memorable than the average family vacation.

How Do Wish Trips Transform Lives?

Katya, 8, blood disorder, I wish to go on a Hawaiian cruise
For many families, a wish trip is a much-needed escape from the reality of battling a critical illness. In some cases, traveling to a far-off destination provides wish kids with a sense of detachment from a difficult place they’ve been in.

Aug 06, 2018

How Do Wish Trips Transform Lives?

Katya, 8, blood disorder, I wish to go on a Hawaiian cruise
For many families, a wish trip is a much-needed escape from the reality of battling a critical illness. In some cases, traveling to a far-off destination provides wish kids with a sense of detachment from a difficult place they’ve been in.

Transform Lives One Dish at a Time Through Aug. 8

Maggiano's is helping grant wishes for children with critical illnesses.
Make-A-Wish® and Maggiano’s Little Italy restaurants are celebrating 15 years of working together to transform the lives of wish kids!

Aug 01, 2018

Transform Lives One Dish at a Time Through Aug. 8

Maggiano's is helping grant wishes for children with critical illnesses.
Make-A-Wish® and Maggiano’s Little Italy restaurants are celebrating 15 years of working together to transform the lives of wish kids!

JetBlue Wish Flight Leaves a Lasting Impression

Editor’s note: Jimmy’s wish story was originally published to Wish Nation in November 2017. We caught up with Jimmy recently about how his wish transformed his life and the lives of others.

Jul 10, 2018

JetBlue Wish Flight Leaves a Lasting Impression

Editor’s note: Jimmy’s wish story was originally published to Wish Nation in November 2017. We caught up with Jimmy recently about how his wish transformed his life and the lives of others.

Revolutionary War Re-Enactors Make Wish History

John's wish was to be a drummer in a Revolutionary War re-enactment
It was Patriots Day in Concord, Mass., a day typically celebrated with a parade and Revolutionary War re-enactment. But the weather was so rainy and windy that the day’s events were cancelled. John wasn’t sure what would happen next – he had already traveled across America, from Anchorage to Boston, to lead the day’s march because, according to him, “this is where it all began.”

Jul 02, 2018

Revolutionary War Re-Enactors Make Wish History

John's wish was to be a drummer in a Revolutionary War re-enactment
It was Patriots Day in Concord, Mass., a day typically celebrated with a parade and Revolutionary War re-enactment. But the weather was so rainy and windy that the day’s events were cancelled. John wasn’t sure what would happen next – he had already traveled across America, from Anchorage to Boston, to lead the day’s march because, according to him, “this is where it all began.”

Watertree Health® President Shares Why He Believes in the Power of a Wish

Shane Power, president of Watertree Health, participates in a wish.
Watertree Health and its customers have provided amazing support of Make-A-Wish® for four years, helping us grant more than 350 wishes. Shane Power, president of Watertree Health, has been integral to this partnership. From being a part of two wishes in the past year to offering a special promotion in which Watertree Health will triple its typical donation to Make-A-Wish, Shane emulates what it means to believe in the power of a wish.

Jun 12, 2018

Watertree Health® President Shares Why He Believes in the Power of a Wish

Shane Power, president of Watertree Health, participates in a wish.
Watertree Health and its customers have provided amazing support of Make-A-Wish® for four years, helping us grant more than 350 wishes. Shane Power, president of Watertree Health, has been integral to this partnership. From being a part of two wishes in the past year to offering a special promotion in which Watertree Health will triple its typical donation to Make-A-Wish, Shane emulates what it means to believe in the power of a wish.

It’s a Wish Weekend June 7-9

Cody, 7, blood disorder, I wish to go to a dude ranch
Sears Hometown & Outlet Stores is making it easy to give back to wish kids in your local community this weekend, starting today! Shop, save and help grant life-changing wishes, all in one trip, with these exciting offers.

Jun 07, 2018

It’s a Wish Weekend June 7-9

Cody, 7, blood disorder, I wish to go to a dude ranch
Sears Hometown & Outlet Stores is making it easy to give back to wish kids in your local community this weekend, starting today! Shop, save and help grant life-changing wishes, all in one trip, with these exciting offers.

Claire’s Is Raising Extra Dollars for Wishes – Now Through May 30

Charlotte's wish was to meet a unicorn.
If you’re considering getting your child’s ears pierced, consider that you can do so while also making a difference in the lives of children with critical illnesses!

May 18, 2018

Claire’s Is Raising Extra Dollars for Wishes – Now Through May 30

Charlotte's wish was to meet a unicorn.
If you’re considering getting your child’s ears pierced, consider that you can do so while also making a difference in the lives of children with critical illnesses!

Give a Mother’s Day Gift that Can Help Grant a Wish

Alex & Ani True Wish Bangle
Did you know you that by purchasing the True Wish Bangle by ALEX AND ANI, you can help Make-A-Wish® grant life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses? With Mother’s Day just around the corner, here’s an opportunity to give a gift that gives back.

May 09, 2018

Give a Mother’s Day Gift that Can Help Grant a Wish

Alex & Ani True Wish Bangle
Did you know you that by purchasing the True Wish Bangle by ALEX AND ANI, you can help Make-A-Wish® grant life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses? With Mother’s Day just around the corner, here’s an opportunity to give a gift that gives back.

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Wish Nation 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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