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Aug 15, 2018

A Look Back on Thomas' Wish

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At 15, the furthest thing from my mind was cancer in any form, let alone having cancer myself. When I started getting stabbing pains in my right knee, I assumed it was an injury or growing pains. For a time, doctors thought the same. But as time passed and the pain worsened, it became clear that something more than a simple injury was at hand. In March of 2007, after scans and x-rays, we discovered that there was a tumor the size of a fist growing on my knee.

Aug 15, 2018

A Look Back on Thomas' Wish

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At 15, the furthest thing from my mind was cancer in any form, let alone having cancer myself. When I started getting stabbing pains in my right knee, I assumed it was an injury or growing pains. For a time, doctors thought the same. But as time passed and the pain worsened, it became clear that something more than a simple injury was at hand. In March of 2007, after scans and x-rays, we discovered that there was a tumor the size of a fist growing on my knee.

Mar 28, 2018

Sophea's Wish

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“To say that this year has been crazier than most for our family of six, is an understatement. I think we went four and a half months with a doctor’s appointment every week, on top of the girl’s individual weekly therapy appointments. Many weeks we had two additional doctor’s appointments per week. At least one week a month, we had a doctor’s appointment every. single. day. And several times, we had more than one appointment a day. Looking back, I have no idea what kept us going. It was exhausting, both mentally and physically, for the girls and for Mike and me. But with Sophea’s heath declining, we did what we needed to do.” -Sophea’s Mom

Mar 28, 2018

Sophea's Wish

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“To say that this year has been crazier than most for our family of six, is an understatement. I think we went four and a half months with a doctor’s appointment every week, on top of the girl’s individual weekly therapy appointments. Many weeks we had two additional doctor’s appointments per week. At least one week a month, we had a doctor’s appointment every. single. day. And several times, we had more than one appointment a day. Looking back, I have no idea what kept us going. It was exhausting, both mentally and physically, for the girls and for Mike and me. But with Sophea’s heath declining, we did what we needed to do.” -Sophea’s Mom

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.

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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 that help create life-changing experiences for every eligible child.

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