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Mar 10, 2015

One Year Since My Wish

Francesca walks the red carpet during LA Style Week
Today marks one year since Francesca became a Glamour Magazine fashion blogger for her wish. For Francesca, who is diagnosed with brain stem glioma, her wish gave her hope for a brighter future. Now an intern at our Pittsburgh office, Francesca is helping to share the Make-A-Wish mission with others. We're thrilled to have her as a member of our marketing/communications team.

Mar 10, 2015

One Year Since My Wish

Francesca walks the red carpet during LA Style Week
Today marks one year since Francesca became a Glamour Magazine fashion blogger for her wish. For Francesca, who is diagnosed with brain stem glioma, her wish gave her hope for a brighter future. Now an intern at our Pittsburgh office, Francesca is helping to share the Make-A-Wish mission with others. We're thrilled to have her as a member of our marketing/communications team.

Wish Wednesday: Sierra Helping Other Wish Kids Feel Like Superstars

Sierra now works as a wish clerk in our Pittsburgh office
My relationship with Make-A-Wish® started long ago when I was just a small first-grader, and my school district raised money for this incredible foundation. While my biggest worry was learning how to ride a bike without training wheels, some wish kids were facing much larger personal and medical challenges. As the years went by, I began to understand the mission of Make-A-Wish and the impact that a wish can have on a child's life. But I never expected that I would be on the receiving end of a wish.

Jul 16, 2014

Wish Wednesday: Sierra Helping Other Wish Kids Feel Like Superstars

Sierra now works as a wish clerk in our Pittsburgh office
My relationship with Make-A-Wish® started long ago when I was just a small first-grader, and my school district raised money for this incredible foundation. While my biggest worry was learning how to ride a bike without training wheels, some wish kids were facing much larger personal and medical challenges. As the years went by, I began to understand the mission of Make-A-Wish and the impact that a wish can have on a child's life. But I never expected that I would be on the receiving end of a wish.

The Impact of An Internship I Never Expected

Marketing/Communications Intern Aileen Ryan
I began my internship at Make-A-Wish® in the spring of my sophomore year, but I was no stranger to this amazing organization before that. During my freshman year at the University of Pittsburgh, I was eager to be a part of something bigger than myself so I joined the sorority Chi Omega. This decision ended up changing my life in more ways than one—ultimately leading me to my internship here.

Jun 26, 2014

The Impact of An Internship I Never Expected

Marketing/Communications Intern Aileen Ryan
I began my internship at Make-A-Wish® in the spring of my sophomore year, but I was no stranger to this amazing organization before that. During my freshman year at the University of Pittsburgh, I was eager to be a part of something bigger than myself so I joined the sorority Chi Omega. This decision ended up changing my life in more ways than one—ultimately leading me to my internship here.

Celebrating Life with Wish Kid & Past Make-A-Wish Intern Erika Moul

Erika and family in Hawaii
Did you hear? There was a worldwide celebration – a Celebration of Life. Millions of survivors united this past Sunday to show the world what life after cancer looks like.

Every first Sunday in June marks National Cancer Survivors Day (NCSD) – “a celebration for those who have survived, an inspiration for those recently diagnosed, a gathering of support for families and an outreach to the community.” According to the NCSD Foundation, nearly 14 million people are living with a history of cancer, and some of those survivors include our resilient and courageous wish kids.

Jun 02, 2014

Celebrating Life with Wish Kid & Past Make-A-Wish Intern Erika Moul

Erika and family in Hawaii
Did you hear? There was a worldwide celebration – a Celebration of Life. Millions of survivors united this past Sunday to show the world what life after cancer looks like.

Every first Sunday in June marks National Cancer Survivors Day (NCSD) – “a celebration for those who have survived, an inspiration for those recently diagnosed, a gathering of support for families and an outreach to the community.” According to the NCSD Foundation, nearly 14 million people are living with a history of cancer, and some of those survivors include our resilient and courageous wish kids.

Jan 22, 2014

Once I Started, I Couldn't Stop: From Intern to Staff

Liz (top right) at Chi Omega's annual event Make A Dish for Make-A-Wish
I first got involved with Make-A-Wish when I joined my sorority, Chi Omega, at the University of Pittsburgh. Make-A-Wish is our national philanthropy, and after learning more about the organization I knew I wanted to do something more – but the question remained: what could I do and how? I soon found out that a couple of my older sisters were interns at the Pittsburgh office, and there was my answer.

Jan 22, 2014

Once I Started, I Couldn't Stop: From Intern to Staff

Liz (top right) at Chi Omega's annual event Make A Dish for Make-A-Wish
I first got involved with Make-A-Wish when I joined my sorority, Chi Omega, at the University of Pittsburgh. Make-A-Wish is our national philanthropy, and after learning more about the organization I knew I wanted to do something more – but the question remained: what could I do and how? I soon found out that a couple of my older sisters were interns at the Pittsburgh office, and there was my answer.

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

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