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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.

From Christian to You

Know the impact of your support. As a statewide nonprofit, we receive no government funding and rely on community contributions. Big Island Wish Teen Christian got his dream off-road Polaris this fall, but it couldn't have happened without you - our donors.

Jan 30, 2015

From Christian to You

Know the impact of your support. As a statewide nonprofit, we receive no government funding and rely on community contributions. Big Island Wish Teen Christian got his dream off-road Polaris this fall, but it couldn't have happened without you - our donors.

Wishes and Waves with Bethany Hamilton

BH
When a child with a life-threatening medical condition is asked to make a wish, often their greatest desire is to meet someone who has been an idol and source of inspiration to them. Wishes "to meet" are among our popular types of wishes, and it's why we brought back our 2nd Annual Surf Camp with Bethany Hamilton this week!

Jan 28, 2015

Wishes and Waves with Bethany Hamilton

BH
When a child with a life-threatening medical condition is asked to make a wish, often their greatest desire is to meet someone who has been an idol and source of inspiration to them. Wishes "to meet" are among our popular types of wishes, and it's why we brought back our 2nd Annual Surf Camp with Bethany Hamilton this week!

Jan 26, 2015

A Day in the Life of a Wish Granter

Halai
Volunteer Wish Granters Trish and Aubrey showcase the magic behind helping children discover their wishes! Meet Hala'i, who is just embarking on her wish journey as she braves leukemia.

Jan 26, 2015

A Day in the Life of a Wish Granter

Halai
Volunteer Wish Granters Trish and Aubrey showcase the magic behind helping children discover their wishes! Meet Hala'i, who is just embarking on her wish journey as she braves leukemia.

The Ripple Effect of A Wish

Jacie
We know that 99 percent of Wish Parents report that wishes give their children increased feelings of happiness during otherwise difficult times. We know that 89 percent of nurses, doctors, social workers and child life specialists believe that a wish can influence wish kids' physical health...

Jan 23, 2015

The Ripple Effect of A Wish

Jacie
We know that 99 percent of Wish Parents report that wishes give their children increased feelings of happiness during otherwise difficult times. We know that 89 percent of nurses, doctors, social workers and child life specialists believe that a wish can influence wish kids' physical health...

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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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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