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Wish Granting for Non-Verbal Children

Volunteering for Make-A-Wish Hawaii has been life-changing. I’ve seen a number of wishes in the past year, and I’ve learned that no wish experience is the same. Initially there were a number of people who asked me if I thought wish granting would make me sad, to which I replied it would actually be a joyful experience. What I didn��t realize at the time was how very true that statement would become.

Sep 18, 2015

Wish Granting for Non-Verbal Children

Volunteering for Make-A-Wish Hawaii has been life-changing. I’ve seen a number of wishes in the past year, and I’ve learned that no wish experience is the same. Initially there were a number of people who asked me if I thought wish granting would make me sad, to which I replied it would actually be a joyful experience. What I didn’t realize at the time was how very true that statement would become.

Kids for Wish Kids - Hunter Gives Back through Sports!

Hunter Competes
Hear from Hunter, a 16-year-old Punahou student and talented athlete, who recently gave $1,300 to Hawaii Wish Kids by doing what he does best - competing!

Sep 16, 2015

Kids for Wish Kids - Hunter Gives Back through Sports!

Hunter Competes
Hear from Hunter, a 16-year-old Punahou student and talented athlete, who recently gave $1,300 to Hawaii Wish Kids by doing what he does best - competing!

The Power of Matthew's Wish

Matthew
As a mom, it was amazing to see that all these strangers made this magical day for him. I am so grateful to everyone that had a part in Matthew’s wish. It is a week he will never forget, and I know he will cherish it forever.

Aug 24, 2015

The Power of Matthew's Wish

Matthew
As a mom, it was amazing to see that all these strangers made this magical day for him. I am so grateful to everyone that had a part in Matthew’s wish. It is a week he will never forget, and I know he will cherish it forever.

Dr. King Joins Make-A-Wish mission!

Reece
Make-A-Wish Hawaii is proud to welcome Dr. Jeremy King to our Medical Advisory Board, where health care professionals advise on individual wishes and support the Make-A-Wish mission.

Aug 21, 2015

Dr. King Joins Make-A-Wish mission!

Reece
Make-A-Wish Hawaii is proud to welcome Dr. Jeremy King to our Medical Advisory Board, where health care professionals advise on individual wishes and support the Make-A-Wish mission.

Thank You for Giving Wishes Wings!

All summer long, you’ve been helping us Give Wishes Wings! This summertime drive has allowed us to grant more wishes thanks to you.

Aug 18, 2015

Thank You for Giving Wishes Wings!

All summer long, you’ve been helping us Give Wishes Wings! This summertime drive has allowed us to grant more wishes thanks to you.

A Wish to Trace Family Roots

Chris
Christopher had the time of his life from start to finish, and for that, I thank you. This trip, since he knew it was a possibility in February, has been the light at the end of a very long tunnel.

Aug 14, 2015

A Wish to Trace Family Roots

Chris
Christopher had the time of his life from start to finish, and for that, I thank you. This trip, since he knew it was a possibility in February, has been the light at the end of a very long tunnel.

My Life Now with Jin

Jin
Jin, now 17, has already started college, utilizing KCC’s summer program. He’s full steam ahead in an engineering track, noting that his dream career would specifically be in aeronautical engineering.

Aug 11, 2015

My Life Now with Jin

Jin
Jin, now 17, has already started college, utilizing KCC’s summer program. He’s full steam ahead in an engineering track, noting that his dream career would specifically be in aeronautical engineering.

An Internship Beyond the Books

Summer Interns
This summer's group of talented interns helped us get through our busiest wish-granting season. Hear from them firsthand about what it has been like from various viewpoints working across our different departments.

Aug 06, 2015

An Internship Beyond the Books

Summer Interns
This summer's group of talented interns helped us get through our busiest wish-granting season. Hear from them firsthand about what it has been like from various viewpoints working across our different departments.

My Life Now with Reid

My Life Now with Reid
Reid was having a normal day at school up until his dad picked him up early to go to the hospital. Results had just come in from what his pediatrician initially suspected to be “Cat’s Scratch Disease.” Turns out, it was cancer.

Jul 28, 2015

My Life Now with Reid

My Life Now with Reid
Reid was having a normal day at school up until his dad picked him up early to go to the hospital. Results had just come in from what his pediatrician initially suspected to be “Cat’s Scratch Disease.” Turns out, it was cancer.

Capturing the Power of a Wish

Camron's Wish
When I started my communications internship, I knew that I would witness amazing things. Make-A-Wish has the reputation of making dreams come true, and I knew that being a part of this here in Hawaii would touch my soul.

Jul 27, 2015

Capturing the Power of a Wish

Camron's Wish
When I started my communications internship, I knew that I would witness amazing things. Make-A-Wish has the reputation of making dreams come true, and I knew that being a part of this here in Hawaii would touch my soul.

About this Blog

Wish Blog gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the wonderful work happening at Make-A-Wish® Hawaii. See how the wishes of local keiki battling life-threatening medical conditions come together and how they change lives forever. Hear directly from those who work or volunteer here, or from those in your neighborhood who have been transformed by a wish in some way. Discover why we are so committed to achieving our vision of granting the wish of every eligible child, every year.

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