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Oct 11, 2017

From Hospital Beds to Football Fields: A’Niah’s Inspiring Wish Journey

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So, when A'Niah was first admitted to the local hospital, I thought she just had a severe stomach bug. She was walking and talking when we got to the hospital. Within hours she was no longer responsive and was being flown to Hershey Medical Center. Within minutes of arriving at the hospital, A'Niah began to seize, which led her going into cardiac arrest for 38 minutes. The doctors said they had never given anyone CPR for that long. She was not expected to live through the night.

Oct 11, 2017

From Hospital Beds to Football Fields: A’Niah’s Inspiring Wish Journey

A'Niah Header
So, when A'Niah was first admitted to the local hospital, I thought she just had a severe stomach bug. She was walking and talking when we got to the hospital. Within hours she was no longer responsive and was being flown to Hershey Medical Center. Within minutes of arriving at the hospital, A'Niah began to seize, which led her going into cardiac arrest for 38 minutes. The doctors said they had never given anyone CPR for that long. She was not expected to live through the night.

Spreading Joy with Austin

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When I think about Make-A-Wish®, I think about how happy a wish can make a child who is going through a tough time in their lives. I have known about Make-A-Wish for as long as I can remember, but I never understood how important this organization was until I experienced it firsthand. When I was hired at my local Target store in 2014, I never imagined something like this would happen.

Jun 08, 2017

Spreading Joy with Austin

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When I think about Make-A-Wish®, I think about how happy a wish can make a child who is going through a tough time in their lives. I have known about Make-A-Wish for as long as I can remember, but I never understood how important this organization was until I experienced it firsthand. When I was hired at my local Target store in 2014, I never imagined something like this would happen.

May 14, 2017

A Wish Mom's Message for Mother's Day

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In honor of Mother’s Day, we would like to share with you a testimonial from one of our wish moms, Colleen. Colleen and her husband are the proud parents of six children, one daughter and five sons living in Moon Township, PA.

May 14, 2017

A Wish Mom's Message for Mother's Day

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In honor of Mother’s Day, we would like to share with you a testimonial from one of our wish moms, Colleen. Colleen and her husband are the proud parents of six children, one daughter and five sons living in Moon Township, PA.

May 06, 2015

What Make-A-Wish Means to Moms

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As Case enjoyed a wonderful week in Walt Disney World ®, his mom had flashbacks to the hardest times of his life, grateful for a week of memories with her four-year-old son diagnosed with a life-threatening genetic condition.

“I watched his sisters and the joy they experienced during our week of magic and remembered their tears, their frustrations while I was at the hospital with their brother, their fears of what he'll have to go through next,” wrote his mom on the Facebook page, A Very Special Case. “It's such a heart tugging, joy making, blessing counting experience we will NEVER FORGET.”

May 06, 2015

What Make-A-Wish Means to Moms

Make-A-Wish moms
As Case enjoyed a wonderful week in Walt Disney World ®, his mom had flashbacks to the hardest times of his life, grateful for a week of memories with her four-year-old son diagnosed with a life-threatening genetic condition.

“I watched his sisters and the joy they experienced during our week of magic and remembered their tears, their frustrations while I was at the hospital with their brother, their fears of what he'll have to go through next,” wrote his mom on the Facebook page, A Very Special Case. “It's such a heart tugging, joy making, blessing counting experience we will NEVER FORGET.”

Apr 02, 2014

Wish Wednesday: Why Our Family Supports Make-A-Wish

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Our family knows through personal experience that one good way to give support to young people with life threatening illnesses is to support Make-A-Wish. We well understand that by donating travel miles to Make-A-Wish, we can enable these young people to experience an exciting and inspiring adventure of their own choice—and give hope and joy to them and their families.

Apr 02, 2014

Wish Wednesday: Why Our Family Supports Make-A-Wish

Marilyn Noll - I'm an air miles donor
Our family knows through personal experience that one good way to give support to young people with life threatening illnesses is to support Make-A-Wish. We well understand that by donating travel miles to Make-A-Wish, we can enable these young people to experience an exciting and inspiring adventure of their own choice—and give hope and joy to them and their families.

Jan 15, 2014

Wish Wednesday: Top 2013 Wish Moments

Looks of joy and surprise as Trevin's wish is revealed by Darth Vader and two Storm Troopers
When you look back at a year, you often think of special moments -- those short periods in time that made a difference and brought a smile to your face.

For our Make-A-Wish chapter, 2013 was a big year. So, before we get too far in to 2014, let's take a look back at the wishes and events in 2013 that stood out for our chapter.

Jan 15, 2014

Wish Wednesday: Top 2013 Wish Moments

Looks of joy and surprise as Trevin's wish is revealed by Darth Vader and two Storm Troopers
When you look back at a year, you often think of special moments -- those short periods in time that made a difference and brought a smile to your face.

For our Make-A-Wish chapter, 2013 was a big year. So, before we get too far in to 2014, let's take a look back at the wishes and events in 2013 that stood out for our chapter.

About this Blog

This blog brings Make-A-Wish Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia to you -- sharing first-person stories of the Make-A-Wish experience and the impact of a wish from the perspectives of wish families, volunteers and staff. This blog highlights wishes come true and the special people in Pennsylvania and West Virginia helping to make magical experiences possible for every eligible child.

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