Every t-shirt tells a story. Whether it’s the story of your first marathon or visiting a landmark on the other side of the world, a t-shirt has a way of telling people something important and interesting about the person who wears it.
"He was only seven years, 269 days old when he died. But he taught me about being a man. Even though he was only a boy. I can tell you that because of meeting Chris, I am an entirely different man. Ron Cox said the same thing. He said he didn’t fear death anymore, because he knew Chris would be there waiting for him." - Tommy Austin, Make-A-Wish® co-founder and retired U.S. Customs agent. Read... View details ⇨
Wanting to join the U.S. Army since he was five years old, Daniel was now face-to-face with the reality that he may never be eligible to join the military, due to his medical condition. But this past summer, with the help of Make-A-Wish Minnesota, he got to live out his dream when his wish to be a soldier came true.
"With Pierson’s heart issues, becoming a commercial airline pilot is out of the equation as a career option, but on that day he had the opportunity to do exactly what these pilots get to do every day. He was one of them for a moment and he will forever remember that experience which took a very special day and elevated it even more," said Pierson’s mom, on her son's experience with Southwest... View details ⇨
When the Wish Nation team heard about a wish kid who visited Antarctica, we knew this was a story we had to share. Alexandra, 15, created this blog post to give us all an insider’s view of one of the world’s most-remote locations and to connect us with what a wish can do for the kids we serve. (Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles)
A huge thank you to Dave & Buster's and those who participated in its spring campaign for raising over $565,000! We couldn’t grant life-changing wishes to children with critical illnesses without sponsors like Dave & Buster’s, which has donated nearly $7 million to date!
Juan's wish to go to Hawaii gave him a chance to experience things he never thought he would or could do. "Juan was so brave. He faced some fears and walked away with so much pride," said his mom. “It was amazing and unforgettable.” He captured his wish in this poem.
From old-fashioned steam engines to modern electric rails, have captured the public’s imagination for centuries. But when a kid’s greatest wish is to conduct a locomotive, we take notice. This week, here are the stories of three wish kids who wanted to get a little closer to the rails, and discovered in themselves an adventurer. (Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area, Make-A-Wish Missouri, Make-A-Wish... View details ⇨
We couldn’t grant life-changing wishes without the support of sponsors like Sears Hometown Stores & Sears Outlet Stores which raise over $1.5 million annually to help grant wishes, like Matthew’s wish to have a toolshed. Learn more about what Sears Hometown Stores is doing to support Make-A-Wish, and how you can help.