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Nov 13, 2019

Skye’s Passion for Vintage Planes Takes Her to Canada

Skye
I’m Skye, a 15-year-old Hodgkin’s Lymphoma survivor whose wish was to go to the Canadian Arctic to see a functioning fleet of World War Two airplanes.

Nov 13, 2019

Skye’s Passion for Vintage Planes Takes Her to Canada

Skye
I’m Skye, a 15-year-old Hodgkin’s Lymphoma survivor whose wish was to go to the Canadian Arctic to see a functioning fleet of World War Two airplanes.

Sep 26, 2019

Mahek Looks Back at Her Wish

Mahek and Family
In 2012, Mahek was granted her wish to go to Disney World. She and her family stayed at Give Kids the World Village, a special resort for families who are visiting Orlando, Florida through Make-a-Wish. Now a healthy 16-year-old, Mahek reflects on her wish experience and its impact.

Sep 26, 2019

Mahek Looks Back at Her Wish

Mahek and Family
In 2012, Mahek was granted her wish to go to Disney World. She and her family stayed at Give Kids the World Village, a special resort for families who are visiting Orlando, Florida through Make-a-Wish. Now a healthy 16-year-old, Mahek reflects on her wish experience and its impact.

Jun 20, 2019

June Brings Summer Interns to the Make-A-Wish Office

Interns 480 v2
This month, Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area welcomed five college students who will work as summer interns and help grant wishes to children with critical illnesses: Isabel Bueso, Mark Sisk, Rosie Kuo, Carena Ridgeway, and Kacie Miller.

Jun 20, 2019

June Brings Summer Interns to the Make-A-Wish Office

Interns 480 v2
This month, Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area welcomed five college students who will work as summer interns and help grant wishes to children with critical illnesses: Isabel Bueso, Mark Sisk, Rosie Kuo, Carena Ridgeway, and Kacie Miller.

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.

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