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Nov 09, 2018

Umbrian Adventure

As most of my readers know, I have been a big supporter of Make-A-Wish for many years. And, one of the ways I support them is to attend their events and buy some of the fantastic once-in-a-lifetime adventures that pop up from time to time in their auctions.

Nov 09, 2018

Umbrian Adventure

As most of my readers know, I have been a big supporter of Make-A-Wish for many years. And, one of the ways I support them is to attend their events and buy some of the fantastic once-in-a-lifetime adventures that pop up from time to time in their auctions.

May 22, 2018

Wish Alum Michelle Gives Back as Make-A-Wish Intern

Michelle
When I was two years old, I was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Three years later, at the age of five, I finished my last round of chemo treatment and was declared cancer free! Shortly after this, Make-A-Wish San Diego granted my wish, to go on a Disney Cruise. My wish was very special to my family and me—it was our first ever family vacation. My dad had experienced a heart attack during one of my many rounds of treatment and had been in and out of the hospital right after I went into full remission.

May 22, 2018

Wish Alum Michelle Gives Back as Make-A-Wish Intern

Michelle
When I was two years old, I was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Three years later, at the age of five, I finished my last round of chemo treatment and was declared cancer free! Shortly after this, Make-A-Wish San Diego granted my wish, to go on a Disney Cruise. My wish was very special to my family and me—it was our first ever family vacation. My dad had experienced a heart attack during one of my many rounds of treatment and had been in and out of the hospital right after I went into full remission.

Jun 29, 2017

Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area Grants 8000th Wish!

8000 wishes
Remember 1984? The year has long been associated with the dystopian book of the same name, but in reality, it was the year the first Apple Macintosh computer went on sale, along with the first commercially-produced CD players and floppy disks. The U.S. hosted the summer Olympics in Los Angeles that year, but Russia boycotted them. The average price of a movie ticket was $2.50.

Jun 29, 2017

Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area Grants 8000th Wish!

8000 wishes
Remember 1984? The year has long been associated with the dystopian book of the same name, but in reality, it was the year the first Apple Macintosh computer went on sale, along with the first commercially-produced CD players and floppy disks. The U.S. hosted the summer Olympics in Los Angeles that year, but Russia boycotted them. The average price of a movie ticket was $2.50.

Apr 27, 2017

Bella's wish to meet Warriors Sportscaster, Ros Gold-Onwude

Bella's wish to meet Ros
There are those children who dream of growing up one day to be a famous athlete. And then there is Bella, who imagines being a sportscaster who makes a living interviewing these athletes.

Apr 27, 2017

Bella's wish to meet Warriors Sportscaster, Ros Gold-Onwude

Bella's wish to meet Ros
There are those children who dream of growing up one day to be a famous athlete. And then there is Bella, who imagines being a sportscaster who makes a living interviewing these athletes.

Nov 21, 2016

Captain DJ's Airplane Wish

DJ's airplane wish
DJ, who is fighting cancer, first expressed a fascination with planes during his first flight at age one. From watching planes take-off and land, to learning all of the technical terms – his love of aviation has only grown since then. Now three, DJ shared that for his wish, he wanted to be a Captain-for-a-day.

Nov 21, 2016

Captain DJ's Airplane Wish

DJ's airplane wish
DJ, who is fighting cancer, first expressed a fascination with planes during his first flight at age one. From watching planes take-off and land, to learning all of the technical terms – his love of aviation has only grown since then. Now three, DJ shared that for his wish, he wanted to be a Captain-for-a-day.

Oct 19, 2016

A Wish Dad's Thoughts on his Daughter's Wish

Lia's Wish to Go to Hawaii
After battling a hematologic disorder and undergoing chemotherapy, five-year-old Lia wished to go to Hawaii -- a trip that allowed her entire family to relax and celebrate the fact that she is now healthy. Her father, Mariano, sent us these kind words about what the wish meant to Lia and her family:

Oct 19, 2016

A Wish Dad's Thoughts on his Daughter's Wish

Lia's Wish to Go to Hawaii
After battling a hematologic disorder and undergoing chemotherapy, five-year-old Lia wished to go to Hawaii -- a trip that allowed her entire family to relax and celebrate the fact that she is now healthy. Her father, Mariano, sent us these kind words about what the wish meant to Lia and her family:

Aug 03, 2016

From Wish Child to Wish Advocate

Lena Today
In 2008, I was granted my wish to go swim with dolphins in the Bahamas just a year after being
diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease. My wish gave me something to look forward to despite my illness.

Aug 03, 2016

From Wish Child to Wish Advocate

Lena Today
In 2008, I was granted my wish to go swim with dolphins in the Bahamas just a year after being
diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease. My wish gave me something to look forward to despite my illness.

Jun 21, 2016

Mia's Wish for an Accessible Playground

Mia's dream come true
Eight-year-old Mia loves being outside, exploring, and spending time with friends and family. For most kids, a neighborhood playground is the perfect spot for these simple passions. For Mia, it’s not that simple.

Jun 21, 2016

Mia's Wish for an Accessible Playground

Mia's dream come true
Eight-year-old Mia loves being outside, exploring, and spending time with friends and family. For most kids, a neighborhood playground is the perfect spot for these simple passions. For Mia, it’s not that simple.

May 18, 2016

Fremont Community Rallies to Surprise Wish Child Olivia

Olivia's Surprise Wish Reveal
When long time Make-A-Wish supporter and Fremont school teacher Claudine Dentoni heard from one of her second grade students that an older student had been diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma, she knew she had to connect that child with Make-A-Wish.

May 18, 2016

Fremont Community Rallies to Surprise Wish Child Olivia

Olivia's Surprise Wish Reveal
When long time Make-A-Wish supporter and Fremont school teacher Claudine Dentoni heard from one of her second grade students that an older student had been diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma, she knew she had to connect that child with Make-A-Wish.

May 10, 2016

Travis Air Force Base Delivers a Royal Wish Send Off

Brinlee's Send-off
Brinlee, 6, has had two strokes, three brain surgeries and an open heart surgery, and also suffers from seizures.

May 10, 2016

Travis Air Force Base Delivers a Royal Wish Send Off

Brinlee's Send-off
Brinlee, 6, has had two strokes, three brain surgeries and an open heart surgery, and also suffers from seizures.

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  • When 13-year-old Jessica received her wish of having the ultimate shopping experience at Macy's, she said that she wished every kid could have a day as special as hers. There’s still time to help grant more wishes when you submit your Santa letters at your local Macy’s or online through 12/24! For every letter received, Macy’s will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish America, up to $1M, to help transform the lives of more children like Jessica who face critical illnesses. a.wish.org/believe #MacysBelieve
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