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From Mother to Wish Mom - Amanda

Amanda and Nick
THIS MOTHER’S DAY WE CELEBRATE WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A WISH MOM.

We invite you to read what local wish moms are saying, as they have seen the life-affirming mission of Make-A-Wish firsthand. Mother’s like Amanda, whose son experienced the joy of just being a kid again on his wish to Disney World. 

Q: What impact would you say Nick's wish had on you and your family?

A: The impact that Nick's wish had on our family was the fact that we didn't have to live the "sick life" for a week. Even though of course Nick was still sick, it brought joy to all of us. It was one week that we smiled, laughed, and just got to live life.  

Q: Now that you’ve seen firsthand the mission of Make-A-Wish, what do you think it means to be a “wish mom”?

A: To me, being a "wish mom" has helped me see a whole new outlook on things. It helps me see that I am not the only one going through things. It helps me see that granting a wish to a child allows them to have a positive outlook on life rather than the downside that so many of us tend to look toward.

Q: Why do you think it’s important to support Make-A-Wish?

A: I think it is important to support Make-A-Wish because it really does change lives. Make-A-Wish helps give so many positive outlooks that help children see a positive in their life.

Q: If you had to tell outsiders one thing about the power of a wish, what would it be?

A: If I had to tell an outsider about the power of a wish, I would say that the power is real. A wish changes not just the sick child, but the whole family—the siblings that may be dealing with the illness, as well as the parents. It changes so many aspects of how that family is feeling and lets them remember that there is hope and happiness.


READ MORE WISH MOM FEATURES AT MOKAN.WISH.ORG/WISHMOMS.

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