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Mar 29, 2019

My Life Now: Former wish kid Diana wishes it forward on Maui

Diana
Since winning her fight with cancer at a young age, 31-year-old Diana Greczkin has dedicated her life to helping and inspiring others. She currently works as a full-time radiation therapist on Maui, granting wishes as a volunteer with Make-A-Wish® Hawaii in her spare time.

Mar 29, 2019

My Life Now: Former wish kid Diana wishes it forward on Maui

Diana
Since winning her fight with cancer at a young age, 31-year-old Diana Greczkin has dedicated her life to helping and inspiring others. She currently works as a full-time radiation therapist on Maui, granting wishes as a volunteer with Make-A-Wish® Hawaii in her spare time.

Feb 08, 2019

Zeila's Journey

Zeila
As 10-year-old Mililani wish kid Zeila sat on the stage at Macy’s looking out at the crowd of people there to support her, she began to cry. She had just learned her wish to go to Tokyo and visit the Ghibli Museum would soon be coming true. There had been special dance performances, speeches, and even people dressed up as her favorite Ghibli anime characters—all for her.

The wish reveal marked a spark of happiness and hope after a difficult eight months coping with a lupus diagnosis that will affect Zeila for the rest of her life.

Wish mom Jessica shared more about Zeila’s journey and the impact of her upcoming wish.

Feb 08, 2019

Zeila's Journey

Zeila
As 10-year-old Mililani wish kid Zeila sat on the stage at Macy’s looking out at the crowd of people there to support her, she began to cry. She had just learned her wish to go to Tokyo and visit the Ghibli Museum would soon be coming true. There had been special dance performances, speeches, and even people dressed up as her favorite Ghibli anime characters—all for her.

The wish reveal marked a spark of happiness and hope after a difficult eight months coping with a lupus diagnosis that will affect Zeila for the rest of her life.

Wish mom Jessica shared more about Zeila’s journey and the impact of her upcoming wish.

My Life Now: Bradley Akamu

brad
Volunteer Coordinator at Hawaii Meals on Wheels, dog owner, outdoor enthusiast, amateur photographer—31-year-old Bradley Akamu wears many hats. He’s also a childhood leukemia survivor, and a former wish kid; Make-A-Wish Hawaii granted his wish to have a saxophone nearly 20 years ago, a wish that he still reflects on as a turning point in his journey.

Nov 26, 2018

My Life Now: Bradley Akamu

brad
Volunteer Coordinator at Hawaii Meals on Wheels, dog owner, outdoor enthusiast, amateur photographer—31-year-old Bradley Akamu wears many hats. He’s also a childhood leukemia survivor, and a former wish kid; Make-A-Wish Hawaii granted his wish to have a saxophone nearly 20 years ago, a wish that he still reflects on as a turning point in his journey.

Oct 19, 2018

Intern Spotlight- Ryan Hirokane

Ryan and his fellow summer 2018 interns at Wine for Wishes
At Make-A-Wish Hawaii, we have the privilege of working with the next generation of nonprofit leaders: our interns. They come to us with diverse backgrounds, skills, and areas of interest, but they all share a passion for our mission and leave a lasting impact on our wish kids, volunteers, and staff. One intern who has gone above and beyond in this respect is Ryan Hirokane.

Oct 19, 2018

Intern Spotlight- Ryan Hirokane

Ryan and his fellow summer 2018 interns at Wine for Wishes
At Make-A-Wish Hawaii, we have the privilege of working with the next generation of nonprofit leaders: our interns. They come to us with diverse backgrounds, skills, and areas of interest, but they all share a passion for our mission and leave a lasting impact on our wish kids, volunteers, and staff. One intern who has gone above and beyond in this respect is Ryan Hirokane.

Sep 13, 2018

My Life Now: Angelica’s wish to visit her dream school shapes her future

Angelica
17-year-old Angelica was in the midst of her senior year of high school, eagerly awaiting graduation, when her life completely changed.

Sep 13, 2018

My Life Now: Angelica’s wish to visit her dream school shapes her future

Angelica
17-year-old Angelica was in the midst of her senior year of high school, eagerly awaiting graduation, when her life completely changed.

Mar 14, 2018

Volunteer Spotlight: Ja'

Ja'
For Sgt. 1st Class JaNesse Simpson, better known as Ja’, serving the community is more than just a full-time job; it’s a way of life.

Mar 14, 2018

Volunteer Spotlight: Ja'

Ja'
For Sgt. 1st Class JaNesse Simpson, better known as Ja’, serving the community is more than just a full-time job; it’s a way of life.

Mahalo Once Upon a Wish! Volunteers

Gala
Mahalo to all our volunteers who made our 5th Annual Wish! Gala an enchanted evening full of magic and wonder!

May 18, 2016

Mahalo Once Upon a Wish! Volunteers

Gala
Mahalo to all our volunteers who made our 5th Annual Wish! Gala an enchanted evening full of magic and wonder!

May 03, 2016

Happy Mother's Day!

A Mother’s love is the ultimate source of comfort; they know exactly how to make their children feel like everything will be OK.

May 03, 2016

Happy Mother's Day!

A Mother’s love is the ultimate source of comfort; they know exactly how to make their children feel like everything will be OK.

Dominik, you're going on an African Safari!

Dominik
When 10-year-old Dominik visited the Honolulu Zoo on March 5, he thought he would enjoy a nice day with his family, but it turned out to be so much more. A big wish reveal was in the works and he had no idea...

Mar 17, 2016

Dominik, you're going on an African Safari!

Dominik
When 10-year-old Dominik visited the Honolulu Zoo on March 5, he thought he would enjoy a nice day with his family, but it turned out to be so much more. A big wish reveal was in the works and he had no idea...

Mar 07, 2016

Mahalo Spring 2016 Interns!

Interns
This Spring semester, we have a group of motivated interns who go above and beyond. Get to know a few amazing individuals who contribute their time, efforts and ideas toward Make-A-Wish Hawaii’s mission.

Mar 07, 2016

Mahalo Spring 2016 Interns!

Interns
This Spring semester, we have a group of motivated interns who go above and beyond. Get to know a few amazing individuals who contribute their time, efforts and ideas toward Make-A-Wish Hawaii’s 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 critical illnesses 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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