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Mattoon Couple Organizes Inaugural Fundraiser

Sid and Joy
After participating in Pennsylvania’s Franklin County Truck Convoy to benefit Make-A-Wish for seven years, Sid and Joy Eggers were shocked to find out that Illinois didn’t have one when they relocated in 2017. So, they decided to start planning the very first.

Aug 07, 2019

Mattoon Couple Organizes Inaugural Fundraiser

Sid and Joy
After participating in Pennsylvania’s Franklin County Truck Convoy to benefit Make-A-Wish for seven years, Sid and Joy Eggers were shocked to find out that Illinois didn’t have one when they relocated in 2017. So, they decided to start planning the very first.

Daughter's Wish Trip Inspires Family to Give Back

Carrie and her family
Make-A-Wish gave our family everlasting heart warming memories that we so needed in our lives...

Aug 05, 2019

Daughter's Wish Trip Inspires Family to Give Back

Carrie and her family
Make-A-Wish gave our family everlasting heart warming memories that we so needed in our lives...

Honored for Making a Difference

Tanisha at Women, Wine & Wishes
As a sickle cell nurse practitioner, Tanisha spends most of her days engaged in care coordination and managing inpatient and outpatient rounding, prescriptions and family support. She also has the ability to refer patients to Make-A-Wish Illinois.

Jul 15, 2019

Honored for Making a Difference

Tanisha at Women, Wine & Wishes
As a sickle cell nurse practitioner, Tanisha spends most of her days engaged in care coordination and managing inpatient and outpatient rounding, prescriptions and family support. She also has the ability to refer patients to Make-A-Wish Illinois.

Sister's Wish Journey Inspires Medical Professional

Kevynne with 2018 Women Impacting Wishes Honorees
When her sister was diagnosed with cancer at 13-years-old, Kevynne Chawla first encountered Make-A-Wish. Her sister wished to travel to Hawaii and meet the stars of 50 First Dates. Now, 15 years later as a child life specialist, Kevynne is motivated to help every eligible child feel the transformative power of a wish that she witnessed firsthand.

Jul 11, 2019

Sister's Wish Journey Inspires Medical Professional

Kevynne with 2018 Women Impacting Wishes Honorees
When her sister was diagnosed with cancer at 13-years-old, Kevynne Chawla first encountered Make-A-Wish. Her sister wished to travel to Hawaii and meet the stars of 50 First Dates. Now, 15 years later as a child life specialist, Kevynne is motivated to help every eligible child feel the transformative power of a wish that she witnessed firsthand.

The Lasting Impact of a Wish

Nick on his wish to meet Anthony Kim
While enjoying Dallas, eating dinner and playing the game that he loves most with professional golfer Anthony Kim, Nick didn’t realize how much of a role Make-A-Wish would continue to play into his adult life.

Jul 08, 2019

The Lasting Impact of a Wish

Nick on his wish to meet Anthony Kim
While enjoying Dallas, eating dinner and playing the game that he loves most with professional golfer Anthony Kim, Nick didn’t realize how much of a role Make-A-Wish would continue to play into his adult life.

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.

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