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You can't have a Rainbow without a little Rain

Rainbow for Darby
Wish Kid Darby, battling a chronic kidney condition, had a life-changing family trip to Hawaii in 2014. One year from the date of her trip, our staff received an incredible thank you letter from Darby's family. Below is an excerpt showcasing the true power of a wish.

Mar 19, 2015

You can't have a Rainbow without a little Rain

Rainbow for Darby
Wish Kid Darby, battling a chronic kidney condition, had a life-changing family trip to Hawaii in 2014. One year from the date of her trip, our staff received an incredible thank you letter from Darby's family. Below is an excerpt showcasing the true power of a wish.

Coming Together for Micah

Meet 4-year-old Micah, a brave Wish Kid battling a life-threatening medical condition on top of seizures. His heartfelt wish is to be able to live comfortably with his family despite the medical equipment that surrounds them.

Mar 18, 2015

Coming Together for Micah

Meet 4-year-old Micah, a brave Wish Kid battling a life-threatening medical condition on top of seizures. His heartfelt wish is to be able to live comfortably with his family despite the medical equipment that surrounds them.

From Tiare to You

Know the impact of your support. As a statewide nonprofit, we receive no government funding and rely on community contributions. Thanks to your support, Hawaii Wish Teen Tiare recently flew to California for her No. 1 wish to cheer with the San Francisco 49ers Gold Rush Cheer Team! She shares her heartfelt gratitude below.

Mar 17, 2015

From Tiare to You

Know the impact of your support. As a statewide nonprofit, we receive no government funding and rely on community contributions. Thanks to your support, Hawaii Wish Teen Tiare recently flew to California for her No. 1 wish to cheer with the San Francisco 49ers Gold Rush Cheer Team! She shares her heartfelt gratitude below.

Sharing Aloha with Wish Kids Worldwide

From pink unicorns to sailing the ocean blue with pirates, Hawaii appeals to thousands of wish kids for reasons as unique as each child’s imagination. As a result, Make-A-Wish Hawaii sees about 1,000 wish kids and their families each year while on their wish trips to Hawaii’s beautiful shores – the second most requested wish in the nation!

Mar 05, 2015

Sharing Aloha with Wish Kids Worldwide

From pink unicorns to sailing the ocean blue with pirates, Hawaii appeals to thousands of wish kids for reasons as unique as each child’s imagination. As a result, Make-A-Wish Hawaii sees about 1,000 wish kids and their families each year while on their wish trips to Hawaii’s beautiful shores – the second most requested wish in the nation!

Wish Refreshes Life for our Family

Adelyn and Bethany
Wish Mom Holly shares the impact of Adelyn's wish at our 2nd Annual Surf Camp with Bethany Hamilton - an experience that brought a sense of community to our wish families, reminding them that they do not face these medical battles alone.

Feb 17, 2015

Wish Refreshes Life for our Family

Adelyn and Bethany
Wish Mom Holly shares the impact of Adelyn's wish at our 2nd Annual Surf Camp with Bethany Hamilton - an experience that brought a sense of community to our wish families, reminding them that they do not face these medical battles alone.

Meet Donovan - our 1000th Wish Kid!

Donovan
Donovan of Waipahu tasked his wish granters with a unique request – to be a volcanologist. We are actively planning his wish to the Big Island right now!

Feb 11, 2015

Meet Donovan - our 1000th Wish Kid!

Donovan
Donovan of Waipahu tasked his wish granters with a unique request – to be a volcanologist. We are actively planning his wish to the Big Island right now!

For Wish Kid Marissa, meeting Bethany was a dream come true

Marissa in the Water
12-year-old Marissa, battling a Progressive Neuromuscular Disorder, found hope, strength and joy through her inspirational wish to meet Bethany Hamilton.

Feb 10, 2015

For Wish Kid Marissa, meeting Bethany was a dream come true

Marissa in the Water
12-year-old Marissa, battling a Progressive Neuromuscular Disorder, found hope, strength and joy through her inspirational wish to meet Bethany Hamilton.

Surf Camp with Bethany Hamilton leaves lasting impact

Worries of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma washed away for 11-year-old Emily and her family as they made new memories at Surf Camp on Kauai.

Feb 09, 2015

Surf Camp with Bethany Hamilton leaves lasting impact

Worries of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma washed away for 11-year-old Emily and her family as they made new memories at Surf Camp on Kauai.

I Wish To Go to the Grammy's!

Grammys
Wishes to go are among the most popular types of wishes our kids dream up. For Taylor, her wish to go to The Grammy's was a surreal wish of stardom and glam!

Feb 08, 2015

I Wish To Go to the Grammy's!

Grammys
Wishes to go are among the most popular types of wishes our kids dream up. For Taylor, her wish to go to The Grammy's was a surreal wish of stardom and glam!

Congratulations to our Jingle Rockin Winners!

Some of this year's Jingle Rock Run attendees went the extra mile to share in the power of a wish, from recruiting the most people to create the biggest team; taking time to come up with a unique costume; to hitting the streets to raise the most money for our mission.

Feb 02, 2015

Congratulations to our Jingle Rockin Winners!

Some of this year's Jingle Rock Run attendees went the extra mile to share in the power of a wish, from recruiting the most people to create the biggest team; taking time to come up with a unique costume; to hitting the streets to raise the most money for our mission.

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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Make-A-Wish Hawaii Surf Camp with Bethany Hamilton

 Follow our blog series on the 2015 Make-A-Wish® Hawaii Surf Camp with Bethany Hamilton, where 10 wish families joined our team on Kauai for a week of wishes and waves that brought healing joy to all those involved.

Following Donovan - our 1000th Wish!

Embark on Wish Kid Donovan's journey of hope, strength and joy as we go behind-the-scenes of his wish to be a Volcanologist! When we grant Donovan's wish, we will celebrate our 1,000th Hawaii Wish milestone. Thank you to our supporters who have and continue to support the wishes of Hawaii keiki facing life-threatening illnesses!

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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