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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.

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.

#HopeIsMedicine During Megan's Cancer Battle

Megan 480
That trip represented a diversion from the reality of her condition; it represented a future she could look forward to; it gave her hope.

Aug 21, 2017

#HopeIsMedicine During Megan's Cancer Battle

Megan 480
That trip represented a diversion from the reality of her condition; it represented a future she could look forward to; it gave her hope.

Jul 31, 2017

A Nurse's Perspective #HopeIsMedicine

Jess 480
It is so important for the healing process to have this beacon of hope.

Jul 31, 2017

A Nurse's Perspective #HopeIsMedicine

Jess 480
It is so important for the healing process to have this beacon of hope.

Jul 27, 2017

Hope is Medicine - Kevin's Disney Cruise

Kevin 480
Hope kept me going from the day I was told I would have my wish granted. This hope worked alongside what the doctors provided and kept me going.

Jul 27, 2017

Hope is Medicine - Kevin's Disney Cruise

Kevin 480
Hope kept me going from the day I was told I would have my wish granted. This hope worked alongside what the doctors provided and kept me going.

My Daughter's Wish

Brian 480
Our wish experience will last forever and we will never stop thanking Make-A-Wish for giving us and others the chance to find hope in what feels hopeless.

Jun 15, 2017

My Daughter's Wish

Brian 480
Our wish experience will last forever and we will never stop thanking Make-A-Wish for giving us and others the chance to find hope in what feels hopeless.

7 Things My Son’s Wish Trip Did for Our Family

Kyle 480
Make-A-Wish is no longer just for terminally ill children, but children with life-threatening conditions and my son, Kyle, qualifies for that. We know people might see our family with two happy children running around and wonder how we could qualify for Make-A-Wish or what we would have gotten from a trip to Disney World. With that in mind, I want to explain a few of the things that this incredible trip did for us.

Apr 01, 2017

7 Things My Son’s Wish Trip Did for Our Family

Kyle 480
Make-A-Wish is no longer just for terminally ill children, but children with life-threatening conditions and my son, Kyle, qualifies for that. We know people might see our family with two happy children running around and wonder how we could qualify for Make-A-Wish or what we would have gotten from a trip to Disney World. With that in mind, I want to explain a few of the things that this incredible trip did for us.

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