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Brendon's Healing Wish to Hawaii

Brendon's Wish
I tear up when I revisit how wonderful this experience was for my family. It has restored my faith in people. The Make-A-Wish team has become an extended family for us.

Jun 04, 2015

Brendon's Healing Wish to Hawaii

Brendon's Wish
I tear up when I revisit how wonderful this experience was for my family. It has restored my faith in people. The Make-A-Wish team has become an extended family for us.

From A Wish Mom

Sarah Anderson Photography
We are forever grateful to those who made our son’s wish such an amazing experience. His wish was to explore an active volcano and learn from the experts. He thinks that Kilauea is special; more special than any volcano around the world.

Jun 04, 2015

From A Wish Mom

Sarah Anderson Photography
We are forever grateful to those who made our son’s wish such an amazing experience. His wish was to explore an active volcano and learn from the experts. He thinks that Kilauea is special; more special than any volcano around the world.

Donovan's Wish Inspires His Future

Hilo Welcome
I remember a bunch of people waving and calling my name when we arrived at Hilo airport. I was not expecting the surprise welcome...

Jun 02, 2015

Donovan's Wish Inspires His Future

Hilo Welcome
I remember a bunch of people waving and calling my name when we arrived at Hilo airport. I was not expecting the surprise welcome...

May 27, 2015

Meet our New Volunteer Coordinator, Glenn Mendoza!

Glenn
Glenn comes to us with previous experience as an advisor and is excited to have the pleasure of working with Make-A-Wish Hawaii’s incredible and dedicated volunteers!

May 27, 2015

Meet our New Volunteer Coordinator, Glenn Mendoza!

Glenn
Glenn comes to us with previous experience as an advisor and is excited to have the pleasure of working with Make-A-Wish Hawaii’s incredible and dedicated volunteers!

My Life Now with Kristen

Kristen
Kristen was a typical Hawaii teenager transitioning from high school to college. Life as he knew it took a drastic turn when he went to the doctor for pain, to find out that he was diagnosed with a type of bone cancer. A week before his first year in college, he had to drop everything and begin treatment. All this, in just a two week span.

May 27, 2015

My Life Now with Kristen

Kristen
Kristen was a typical Hawaii teenager transitioning from high school to college. Life as he knew it took a drastic turn when he went to the doctor for pain, to find out that he was diagnosed with a type of bone cancer. A week before his first year in college, he had to drop everything and begin treatment. All this, in just a two week span.

Celebrating our Volunteers

Darcy
April is volunteer appreciation month and Make-A-Wish Hawaii would like to shout out a big MAHALO or THANK YOU to all our amazing volunteers!

Apr 20, 2015

Celebrating our Volunteers

Darcy
April is volunteer appreciation month and Make-A-Wish Hawaii would like to shout out a big MAHALO or THANK YOU to all our amazing volunteers!

From Quinn to You

Know the impact of your kokua. Wish Kid Quinn, from Georgia, had the family trip he always dreamed of this past February. We couldn't have done it without you, our supporters.

Apr 09, 2015

From Quinn to You

Know the impact of your kokua. Wish Kid Quinn, from Georgia, had the family trip he always dreamed of this past February. We couldn't have done it without you, our supporters.

Following Donovan - His wish is coming true!

Make-A-Wish Hawaii held a surprise Wish Reveal party at the Capitol Place Theatre Room in Honolulu for our 1000th local Wish Kid, Donovan. After a limo pickup greeted his family and friends in Kailua, Donovan was led to believe we were simply gathering to celebrate his 13th birthday.

Mar 30, 2015

Following Donovan - His wish is coming true!

Make-A-Wish Hawaii held a surprise Wish Reveal party at the Capitol Place Theatre Room in Honolulu for our 1000th local Wish Kid, Donovan. After a limo pickup greeted his family and friends in Kailua, Donovan was led to believe we were simply gathering to celebrate his 13th birthday.

A Life-Changing Wish for Micah

As any nonprofit, we rely on community support - but the depth and variety of partnerships we rely on at Make-A-Wish Hawaii are truly unique.

Mar 27, 2015

A Life-Changing Wish for Micah

As any nonprofit, we rely on community support - but the depth and variety of partnerships we rely on at Make-A-Wish Hawaii are truly unique.

My Life Now - President Obama wishes to meet Wish Kid Graham!

Graham and James
After Wish Kid Graham's dream trip to Hawaii, he pursued his bracelet-making hobby to raise funds for childhood cancer research. After selling 34,000 and raising about $50,000, he caught the eye of President Barack Obama, who wrote him a letter with an invitation to The White House.

Mar 20, 2015

My Life Now - President Obama wishes to meet Wish Kid Graham!

Graham and James
After Wish Kid Graham's dream trip to Hawaii, he pursued his bracelet-making hobby to raise funds for childhood cancer research. After selling 34,000 and raising about $50,000, he caught the eye of President Barack Obama, who wrote him a letter with an invitation to The White House.

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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Following Donovan - our 1000th Wish!

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My Life Now

Follow our new My Life Now series to grasp the long-term impact of a wish. When you support local wish kids, your gift lasts much more than just that one day or week. Here, we will share with you the stories of our inspiring Wish Alumni, from checking in one year later to celebrate milestones of returning to normalcy, to checking in decades later to celebrate larger milestones of overcoming.

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