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Bilingual Volunteers Help Grant Wishes… And So Much More

Yesenia, Oscar, & Wish Child Alejandra
Every child with a critical illness needs the hope and resilience a wish can bring into their lives. As Make-A-Wish Illinois works to reach these children, more volunteers in every neighborhood are needed to create life-changing wish experiences. Right now, the need for bilingual volunteers is urgent.

Jun 17, 2019

Bilingual Volunteers Help Grant Wishes… And So Much More

Yesenia, Oscar, & Wish Child Alejandra
Every child with a critical illness needs the hope and resilience a wish can bring into their lives. As Make-A-Wish Illinois works to reach these children, more volunteers in every neighborhood are needed to create life-changing wish experiences. Right now, the need for bilingual volunteers is urgent.

An Intern Reflection

Arianna, communications intern
Make-A-Wish Illinois welcomes a new class of interns three times a year. An opportunity to test what they have learned in school while working in a professional environment, they often come away learning much more than then business of a non-profit.

Jun 06, 2019

An Intern Reflection

Arianna, communications intern
Make-A-Wish Illinois welcomes a new class of interns three times a year. An opportunity to test what they have learned in school while working in a professional environment, they often come away learning much more than then business of a non-profit.

Hope is Medicine: Wishing It Forward

Kevin 480
Kevin was born and raised in Geneva, Illinois where he currently lives and works with the Geneva Emergency Management Agency. Kevin is an active volunteer with Make-A-Wish Illinois, supporting events, providing office support and sharing his story. Kevin had successful heart transplant in the Fall of 2018.

Feb 22, 2019

Hope is Medicine: Wishing It Forward

Kevin 480
Kevin was born and raised in Geneva, Illinois where he currently lives and works with the Geneva Emergency Management Agency. Kevin is an active volunteer with Make-A-Wish Illinois, supporting events, providing office support and sharing his story. Kevin had successful heart transplant in the Fall of 2018.

Reflecting on Her Brother's Wish

Sam meets DJ Hardwell
Tessa Martyn’s brother, Sam, had his wish granted during the summer of 2016 to meet DJ Hardwell at Lollapalooza. In her own words, Tessa reflects on the hope of a wish journey.

Feb 15, 2019

Reflecting on Her Brother's Wish

Sam meets DJ Hardwell
Tessa Martyn’s brother, Sam, had his wish granted during the summer of 2016 to meet DJ Hardwell at Lollapalooza. In her own words, Tessa reflects on the hope of a wish journey.

Hope Is Medicine: A Medical Positive Outlook

Peddinti
Wishes provide kids hope when they need it most, and research shows they have effects on children’s overall well-being and health outcomes.

Jan 28, 2019

Hope Is Medicine: A Medical Positive Outlook

Peddinti
Wishes provide kids hope when they need it most, and research shows they have effects on children’s overall well-being and health outcomes.

Hope Is Medicine: Focusing on the Future

Charlie and his parents
Research shows that wishes have the possibility to give kids the hope and strength they need to fight harder. For children who are battling a critical illness, a wish can give them and their families the chance to believe anything is possible.

Jan 21, 2019

Hope Is Medicine: Focusing on the Future

Charlie and his parents
Research shows that wishes have the possibility to give kids the hope and strength they need to fight harder. For children who are battling a critical illness, a wish can give them and their families the chance to believe anything is possible.

Volunteer Spotlight - Derek Robb

Volunteer of the Month October 2018 - Derek Robb
Every Make-A-Wish volunteer, whether they're granting wishes or helping out at some of our events, brings their own insight and experiences to the job and to the organization.

Oct 10, 2018

Volunteer Spotlight - Derek Robb

Volunteer of the Month October 2018 - Derek Robb
Every Make-A-Wish volunteer, whether they're granting wishes or helping out at some of our events, brings their own insight and experiences to the job and to the organization.

Volunteer Spotlight - Yesenia Presley

Yesenia Presley
Yesenia Presley gives as much of herself to others as she can.

Sep 10, 2018

Volunteer Spotlight - Yesenia Presley

Yesenia Presley
Yesenia Presley gives as much of herself to others as she can.

Volunteer Spotlight - Annica Schael

Annica Schael
Seeing how a wish experience impacted her friend's grandson, Annica decided to volunteer with Make-A-Wish. She quickly realized, “Life is bigger than me” and redoubled her volunteer efforts to make a difference.

Aug 09, 2018

Volunteer Spotlight - Annica Schael

Annica Schael
Seeing how a wish experience impacted her friend's grandson, Annica decided to volunteer with Make-A-Wish. She quickly realized, “Life is bigger than me” and redoubled her volunteer efforts to make a difference.

The Laughter Lives On

Jake Meets Robin Williams, 1999
Fearless, Jake lived every day with energy and passion for the activities and people he loved.

Jul 25, 2018

The Laughter Lives On

Jake Meets Robin Williams, 1999
Fearless, Jake lived every day with energy and passion for the activities and people he loved.

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