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My Reasons Why - Kendra Proffitt

Kendra and Gwen
Meet the faces behind the mission. We sat down with the individuals behind the scenes to find out why they chose to dedicate their time and talent to granting the wishes of children with critical illnesses. Today's spotlight focuses on Director of Business Intelligence, Kendra Proffitt.
Q: Why did you decide to join the mission of Make-A-Wish?

A: I had always heard about Make-A-Wish and really connected to the mission.  Each wish story I heard had me thinking about the wish child for some time.  It was something I knew I wanted to be a part of and was beyond thrilled when I had the opportunity to join the Make-A-Wish team.

Q: What is the most rewarding experience you’ve had with Make-A-Wish?

A: The most rewarding experience I have had with Make-A-Wish is seeing a wish kid smile.  Knowing the child is fighting a brave battle but can experience joy in their journey because of Make-A-Wish, is the greatest.  I not only work for Make-A-Wish, but I volunteer as a wish granter because I love meeting wish kids and their families…they truly are inspirational!

Q: What has been your favorite part in working with Make-A-Wish?

A: Meeting wish kids of course!  Sitting with a wish child as they brainstorm ideas for their wish is such an exciting time…you never know what their wish is going to be. Also, I am a mother myself and love being able to share with my kids that you can have a positive impact on another person’s life.  My children want to be wish granters when they are old enough, so I am proud they recognize how special Make-A-Wish is for everyone involved!

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