Meet our friend #WishKid Aushan. Have you ever seen such a happy smile?! His wish is to have a wheelchair accessible park in Aurora so that he can laugh and play alongside his friends. See the link in our bio to see how you can help donate to wishes like Aushan’s. #wishesmatter
Wishes have an impact, not just on wish kids but on their families too. Often treatments and appointments have everyone running in different directions in what becomes the "new normal". A wish brings everyone back together: to connect, to relax, to inspire each other. • • •
Do you have unused miles stagnantly sitting in your frequent flyer account? Consider donating them to Make-A-Wish. Your contribution will quite literally go a very long way as it will allow our wish kids to travel to their dream destinations. Check out the link in our bio to learn more. ✈️
In case you haven’t met #WishKid Gabby yet, check out the start of her wish to be famous on our Facebook page! Her wish is far from being over, so be sure to keep an eye out as her biggest fans at Mountain Vista High School roll out the red carpet for her. Stop by the @hardrockcafedenver on 16th Street Mall for Gabby’s Meet and Greet on February 10th at 5:30 PM! #makegabbyfamous
And we want to give the biggest thank you to @mercantiledenver and @ktclchannel933 for making this night possible. We couldn’t do what we do without awesome vendors like you!
My Grammy got me a grab bag for taking medies this morning! I KNEW I would get Mario. I was so excited!! Thank you @stehlek I love you and can’t wait til you’re back. #wishkid#wilmstumorwarrior#bravestrongboy
“Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
A year ago on this day, we witnessed a beautiful community come together to help #WishKid Zayden receive astronaut training. This day would help launch what would become #ZaydensMission . 🚀💙 To all of the beautiful souls we get to work with, thank you!
Kevin had his first wish visit yesterday. Mom shared a picture she took when she went into his room last night to wake him up for his Chemo. I think he likes his MAW bear.....what do you think? Kevin named his bear MAW for Make-A-Wish #tooclever#firstvisit#wishwillcometrue#wishbear#bearhug#wishkid#fabfriday
Kevin is 8 years old and suffers from acute myelogenous leukemia.
Lily’s journey with acute lymphoblastic leukemia inspired her passion to become a doctor one day. While on her wish trip to NYC, she was able to tour @Columbia Medical School — a school she dreams of attending! Lily’s trip filled her heart with joy and hope for her future. 👩⚕️💙✨ #WishKid#FutureDoctor#Inspired#HopeStrengthJoy
Thank you @EBCanada, @GameStop and your generous customers for raising $130,000 to support life-changing wishes for kids across Canada. Wishes are possible with the heartfelt generosity of incredible companies like these! Join the community of supporters creating life-changing wishes for kids with critical illnesses at www.makeawish.ca/partners. Photo: Seventeen-year-old Cameron has been battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia and his wish to have an EB Games shopping spree was granted recently.
More than just a nice experience, wishes can have a profound impact on children facing life-threatening medical conditions. ⠀
Do you know a child who needs a wish? YOU can help a sick child welcome the New Year with HOPE. ⠀
Visit the link in our bio to begin the referral process today.
Quinn's List Kid number 24, Hudson C., has just returned from his trip to Walt Disney World and his sweet mama had just the most wonderful things to say about their trip: "We wanted to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for everything you have done for our family. The trip was completely magical. They had so much fun and we can never thank you enough. We made so many memories for our family to cherish." Check out Hudson and his gorgeous family below, meeting his idol Mickey Mouse (take a look at the family's shirts - #quinnslist !!), and he and big sis meeting Buzz and Woody too.
You can be a part of this (and I'm telling you - it feels GREAT!) - visit http://quinnmadeleine.org/donate today!
And this is why I love what I do💕
This is Annabeth, she is this years starlight dancer for the Waltzing for Wishes. She is such a precious little girl with such a light. Making her feel like a princess was such an honor 💗
“I really think my wish helped me through the worst times and that’s something I’m so thankful for…” Annie’s wish to speak at #WEDay Vancouver changed her life and she inspired thousands of people with her strength and courage. Visit the link in our bio to read Annie’s wish story and see her full wish video. #WishWednesday
"I have been volunteering for Make-A-Wish for over 10 years and enjoy bringing positive moments into the lives of children who are going through difficult times.⠀
"When we visit the awesome Make-A-Wish families, we are not there to focus on the medical condition of the child. We are there to focus on providing them with their special wish. I love being a part of each unique wish."
- Wish volunteer, Christie Bennett-Zellers⠀
Photographed is wish volunteer Christie with wish kid Mya and wish volunteer Theresa Folino. Check out various volunteer opportunities, Mya's wish story and more on our website. Link in bio.
If these cookies don't sum up De'Vaughn perfectly...👌 Happy 18th Birthday Son!
Thank you @kyrieirving for being such a positive inspiration to my boy.
On this day 18 years ago at 11:11 a bright star entered my universe. I was 16 years old and scared to death but I knew this precious light required my guidance to be able to shine his brightest one day... Little did I know he would be the light that helped me to shine brighter as well. He has taught me so much about myself, love, compassion, perseverance and is the reason I've gotten up every day for the last 18 years striving to be better than yesterday. He has been through more in his short time here than most will endure in a lifetime yet every morning still gets up with that smile ready to take on the world. He has an unbreakable soul that will help to motivate so many in his lifetime and a truth this world needs so bad. I feel beyond blessed I was chosen to be your Mom De'Vaughn. Thank you for all the blessings you have given us. I LOVE YOU! 💗💗💗 #happybirthday#myson#blessed#18thbirthday#heisgrown#emptynest#sneakerhead#kicks#kyrieirving#kyrie4#kyrie2#hamsa#nikehead#nike#swoosh#sneakers#ballislife#1111#kotd#wishkid#beaverton#nba#solecollector#instakicks
"Thank you so much to Make-A-Wish and everyone who has made this possible for our little hero! It was amazing - everything from the theme parks to @gktwvillage to @allegiant staff making him feel so special...it was a week we will all remember forever!" - Wish kid William's mom
“The trip was awesome and my favorite ride was Hollywood rip ride rocket. My favorite activity at the wish village was the pool and my family's place was right by it. It made me feel like a king or something. That is my story.” -#WishKid Alan @gktwvillage
You can help critically ill kids like Aganetha get better. Join others like you to restore the hope of wish kids in your community! Click the link in our bio to learn how you can help.
#Wishkid Samuel & his family just returned from their #Disney Cruise extravaganza! "Probably the most favorite part for Samuel was the on board water park area. He also loved the 24 hour Ice Cream place. He loved meeting all the characters! Even though he is only five, I don’t think he will every forget this trip. He referred to this as “HIS TRIP” and he was in charge of it all! For not being in charge of what happened to him over the last year that was very important to him. His Dad was teasing the other kids that they were going to be left at Grandma & Grandpa’s for the week & Samuel turned to him and said “Dad, this is my trip, & I get to decide who goes. and we ALL get to go," his mom told us. It's good to be in charge....great job Samuel! #DisneyCruise#Cruise#wishescstx
“Though she be but little, she is fierce.” 💜🌬💛 A year since you left seems like both forever and yesterday all at once. I know that you are cheering on the best team up in heaven, sweet girl. At 10 years old, you valiantly fought one of the biggest beasts to ever exist. Even if you were having a hard time, you made sure that everyone else was doing okay and encouraged others to keep fighting their own battles. I’ll never forget your kind words when you reached out to me and told me to stay strong, even though it was hard. You were wise beyond your years, and now that I have known and become friends with your Momma and sister, I know where you got it from, because they, too, are two of the fiercest, strongest and bravest people I’ve ever met. Continue to watch over us and send us those signs! I know you’re still always here. I hope heaven is as magical as they say it is. 💫☁️💪🏻✨🎗💜👼🏻🌈
#WishKid Jonathan recently got back from #DisneyWorld . “He had a blast and loved feeling special, especially every time a staff member would come up or just a stranger and tell him to have an amazing time. We got to do things that we never do while being home. He is always just going to his doctor or hospital appointments or staying at home. It meant so much that I got to see him enjoy being out and have a somewhat normal life with the crowd. Thank you once again for this #magical time.” - Jonathan's mom, Susana
Oh what a year 2017 has been! Started in January with her 3rd open heart the Fenestrated Fontan, 4th open heart Pacemaker due to Sick Sinus Syndrome of the heart, 3 ambulance trips to ER, 1 air ambulance ride, found scar tissue from the the brain-bleed from ECMO from 1st open heart at birth is causing seizures, 6 hospital admissions for 2017, 8 bad seizures since May, another 365 days and nights of worries and prayers and blessings!! 1 AMAZING little fighter!, and 1 amazing Make-A-Wish!!! #wishkid#kelseaballerini#dibs#chdwise#epilepsy#ecmo#hlhs#hlhswarrior#makeawish#chd#pacemaker#brainbleed @kelseaballerini and @makeawishamerica thank you for helping to brighten her year!!!
Kadlin, 3, could not stop smiling during her wish trip to Disneyland . A highlight of the trip was when Kadlin met Chewbacca. She immediatley began climbing out of her wheelchair and into his arms! She loved combing her fingers through Chewbacca's hair. During Kadlin's star raising, her wish granters surprised her with a special guest surprise--Chewbacca! #StarWars#wish#wishkid
Wish kid Ella snapped a quick photo with her mom on the plane before taking off for her wish-come-true! ⠀
Ella's wish is just one of the hundreds of travel wishes that we grant each year. In fact, more 77% of wishes involve travel, and YOU can help us offset these costs in a unique way. If you have unused frequent flyer miles, please consider donating them to grant a local child's most heartfelt wish. Link is in the bio. ✈️ #makeawish#wish#wishkid#travel#donate#frequentflyer#airmiles
After a bad night of yet another cyanotic seizure she's feeling good enough this afternoon to turn herself into a "ninja warrior" her words.... even said "see that pacemaker heart?!" Followed by a "ha-ya!" Karate chop! #epilepsy#chdwise#wishkid#hlhs#chd#brainbleed#ecmo
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In 2015, Isadri was diagnosed with Retinoblastoma, which ultimately led to her losing her right eye. Sometimes kids at school bully her, but she never lets it get her down. We know a lot of our #wishkids experience similar struggles, so her response is too good to not share! When someone says something hurtful, Isadri simply responses with, "Well I only need one eye to see mean people like you!" 😜😂
During the holiday season, we feel so lucky to be visited from kiddos all over the world who have wished to go snowboarding! What a special experience for kids like #WishKid Caleb, who visited us from Texas last winter! #WishGranted