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Actress Vanessa Bayer Reflects on Her Wish 20 Years Later

Vanessa Bayer
When actress and comedian Vanessa Bayer meets wish kids, she has more in common with them than they might realize. Vanessa battled leukemia as a teenager, and in 1999, she, too, had a life-changing wish granted. Now, she’s written a children’s book with advice for kids and their families about how to support a friend with a critical illness. Vanessa talks with Make-A-Wish® America about how her wish still has an impact on her 20 years later.

Jun 04, 2019

Actress Vanessa Bayer Reflects on Her Wish 20 Years Later

Vanessa Bayer
When actress and comedian Vanessa Bayer meets wish kids, she has more in common with them than they might realize. Vanessa battled leukemia as a teenager, and in 1999, she, too, had a life-changing wish granted. Now, she’s written a children’s book with advice for kids and their families about how to support a friend with a critical illness. Vanessa talks with Make-A-Wish® America about how her wish still has an impact on her 20 years later.

Meet the Wish Kid Behind the Song in Our New PSA

Kara in the recording studio.
For wish kid Kara Kuper, music provided therapy amidst an uncertain and scary time of battling leukemia. Writing her own songs and playing them on her ukulele was something that helped her cope with her illness.

Apr 15, 2019

Meet the Wish Kid Behind the Song in Our New PSA

Kara in the recording studio.
For wish kid Kara Kuper, music provided therapy amidst an uncertain and scary time of battling leukemia. Writing her own songs and playing them on her ukulele was something that helped her cope with her illness.

Meet Our World Wish Day® 2019 Stars

In honor of World Wish Day on April 29, join us as we celebrate the hundreds of thousands of life-changing wishes that have been granted and the thousands still to come. As part of our celebration, we are thrilled to release our new PSA, featuring our 2019 World Wish Day stars, who are proof of what so many wish kids and families already know: Where there’s a wish, there’s a way.

Apr 03, 2019

Meet Our World Wish Day® 2019 Stars

In honor of World Wish Day on April 29, join us as we celebrate the hundreds of thousands of life-changing wishes that have been granted and the thousands still to come. As part of our celebration, we are thrilled to release our new PSA, featuring our 2019 World Wish Day stars, who are proof of what so many wish kids and families already know: Where there’s a wish, there’s a way.

4 Wishes That Made Us Say ‘Wow’ in 2018

These four wishes made us say "wow" in 2019.
A wish brings new life to the passions, talents and hobbies of children who are battling critical illnesses. Every wish is tailored to its wish kid’s true personality and interests — and we are so often taken aback by the level of creativity, humility, joy, and community involvement that these wishes inspire. Here are just a few of those amazing wish moments from 2018.

Jan 07, 2019

4 Wishes That Made Us Say ‘Wow’ in 2018

These four wishes made us say "wow" in 2019.
A wish brings new life to the passions, talents and hobbies of children who are battling critical illnesses. Every wish is tailored to its wish kid’s true personality and interests — and we are so often taken aback by the level of creativity, humility, joy, and community involvement that these wishes inspire. Here are just a few of those amazing wish moments from 2018.

Nearly 15 Years Later, Alexander’s Wish Still Impacts His Life

There is just no better news than finding out a wish kid has overcome an illness to go on to better things in life. We have many stories of wish kids who are now parents, in college or working in their dream career. We just got a great update about Alexander and his life since his wish.

Mar 25, 2015

Nearly 15 Years Later, Alexander’s Wish Still Impacts His Life

There is just no better news than finding out a wish kid has overcome an illness to go on to better things in life. We have many stories of wish kids who are now parents, in college or working in their dream career. We just got a great update about Alexander and his life since his wish.

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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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