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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.

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.

Preserving a Legacy: Allison West, CCLS

Allison West, CCLS
When Allison West began her work at St. Jude Midwest Affiliate Clinic as a newly-minted Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS) in 2016, she knew she had “big shoes to fill.” Shelley Lee, the former CCLS at the clinic, had been there 26 years. What Allison didn’t realize right away was Shelley’s legacy of referring hundreds of children with critical illnesses to Make-A-Wish.

Mar 16, 2018

Preserving a Legacy: Allison West, CCLS

Allison West, CCLS
When Allison West began her work at St. Jude Midwest Affiliate Clinic as a newly-minted Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS) in 2016, she knew she had “big shoes to fill.” Shelley Lee, the former CCLS at the clinic, had been there 26 years. What Allison didn’t realize right away was Shelley’s legacy of referring hundreds of children with critical illnesses to Make-A-Wish.

Q&A with Referral Source Anna Nannicelli

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Anna is a social worker at Lurie Children's Hospital and refers many of her patients to Make-A-Wish.

Oct 30, 2017

Q&A with Referral Source Anna Nannicelli

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Anna is a social worker at Lurie Children's Hospital and refers many of her patients to Make-A-Wish.

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