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My Reasons Why - Mark Turnipseed

Mark and Will
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 Senior Director of Philanthropy, Mark Turnipseed.

Jul 02, 2018

My Reasons Why - Mark Turnipseed

Mark and Will
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 Senior Director of Philanthropy, Mark Turnipseed.

My Reasons Why - Ashley Vahrenhold

Ashley and Wish Kid
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 Senior Wish Coordinator, Ashley Vahrenhold.

Jul 01, 2018

My Reasons Why - Ashley Vahrenhold

Ashley and Wish Kid
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 Senior Wish Coordinator, Ashley Vahrenhold.

My Reasons Why - Carrie Hudson

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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 Philanthropy Manager, Carrie Hudson.

Jun 30, 2018

My Reasons Why - Carrie Hudson

Carrie 480 x 300
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 Philanthropy Manager, Carrie Hudson.

My Reasons Why - Brian Miller

Brian and Carter
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 Marketing Manager, Brian Miller.

Jun 29, 2018

My Reasons Why - Brian Miller

Brian and Carter
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 Marketing Manager, Brian Miller.

My Reasons Why - Madi Lee

Madi and Sam
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 Marketing Specialist, Madi Lee.

Jun 28, 2018

My Reasons Why - Madi Lee

Madi and Sam
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 Marketing Specialist, Madi Lee.

From Mother to Wish Mom

Angel and Corbin
This Mother's Day, we celebrate what it means to be a wish mom. We recently sat down with wish mom, Angel, and asked her about her son Corbin's wish and what the experience meant to her and her family...

May 07, 2018

From Mother to Wish Mom

Angel and Corbin
This Mother's Day, we celebrate what it means to be a wish mom. We recently sat down with wish mom, Angel, and asked her about her son Corbin's wish and what the experience meant to her and her family...

From Wish Kid to Make-A-Wish Intern

Bailey with Snow White and Minnie
My name is Bailey and I am 21 years old. I am a senior at McKendree University and will be graduating in May with a Bachelor’s degree in Health and Wellness. I plan on attending Kansas University Medical Center in the summer to pursue a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy and I am a wish kid.

May 01, 2018

From Wish Kid to Make-A-Wish Intern

Bailey with Snow White and Minnie
My name is Bailey and I am 21 years old. I am a senior at McKendree University and will be graduating in May with a Bachelor’s degree in Health and Wellness. I plan on attending Kansas University Medical Center in the summer to pursue a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy and I am a wish kid.

Open Letter From a Wish Mom

Brooklyn & Family
Life often surprises us with small gifts. The joy is in accepting them and recognizing them as such.

Recently we were blessed to meet with a representative from Make-A-Wish® Missouri and accompany them to meet with a local Kansas City company, CBIZ. CBIZ is a proud partner of Make-A-Wish and helps raise essential funds and awareness for the local Make-A-Wish chapter.

Mar 13, 2018

Open Letter From a Wish Mom

Brooklyn & Family
Life often surprises us with small gifts. The joy is in accepting them and recognizing them as such.

Recently we were blessed to meet with a representative from Make-A-Wish® Missouri and accompany them to meet with a local Kansas City company, CBIZ. CBIZ is a proud partner of Make-A-Wish and helps raise essential funds and awareness for the local Make-A-Wish chapter.

Twins Blake and Blaine share their wishes with each other

Blake and Blaine
Blake and Blaine are the closest of friends, and it just so happens that they are five-year-old identical twins. As with most sets of twins, these boys share everything: the good, and in their case, even the bad. These particular twins share a serious medical condition referred to as twin to twin transfusion syndrome which has resulted in several medical complications including a negative impact on their nervous systems. The boys are non-verbal, but they communicate with each other, and their family, through expression and sign language.

Jan 12, 2018

Twins Blake and Blaine share their wishes with each other

Blake and Blaine
Blake and Blaine are the closest of friends, and it just so happens that they are five-year-old identical twins. As with most sets of twins, these boys share everything: the good, and in their case, even the bad. These particular twins share a serious medical condition referred to as twin to twin transfusion syndrome which has resulted in several medical complications including a negative impact on their nervous systems. The boys are non-verbal, but they communicate with each other, and their family, through expression and sign language.

Jan 05, 2018

A Brother's Wish Fulfilled

Wish Kid Luke Blog
The Make-A-Wish experience is one to be shared. It is of course all about the wish child, but at Make-A-Wish Missouri®, we believe that the wish child’s immediate family – who has been there every waking moment supporting their son, daughter, brother, or sister - deserves to be there when the wish child experiences the life-changing impact that a granted wish brings. We believe it is important that the wish child’s parents, who have spent countless nights worrying about their son or daughters condition, are able to experience the feeling of sheer joy as their brave child receives the news that their heart felt wish is coming true. We believe that the wish child’s siblings should be there during the moments of joy, and the moments of happiness that come with the life-affirming mission of Make-A-Wish when the wish is granted.

Jan 05, 2018

A Brother's Wish Fulfilled

Wish Kid Luke Blog
The Make-A-Wish experience is one to be shared. It is of course all about the wish child, but at Make-A-Wish Missouri®, we believe that the wish child’s immediate family – who has been there every waking moment supporting their son, daughter, brother, or sister - deserves to be there when the wish child experiences the life-changing impact that a granted wish brings. We believe it is important that the wish child’s parents, who have spent countless nights worrying about their son or daughters condition, are able to experience the feeling of sheer joy as their brave child receives the news that their heart felt wish is coming true. We believe that the wish child’s siblings should be there during the moments of joy, and the moments of happiness that come with the life-affirming mission of Make-A-Wish when the wish is granted.

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