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June Volunteer of the Month: Ashley Umbanhowar

According to a 2011 Wish Impact Study, 95 percent of community volunteers reported an increased sense of compassion as well as an increased faith in humanity as the result of granting a wish. Ashley, who has granted 12 wishes so far with several more in the works, still remembers the specific moment when she decided to become a volunteer two years ago.

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Jun 07, 2016

June Volunteer of the Month: Ashley Umbanhowar

Ashley Umbanhowar is the June 2016 Volunteer of the Month.

According to a 2011 Wish Impact Study, 95 percent of community volunteers reported an increased sense of compassion as well as an increased faith in humanity as the result of granting a wish. Ashley, who has granted 12 wishes so far with several more in the works, still remembers the specific moment when she decided to become a volunteer two years ago.

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Father and son pediatricians know the healing impact of a wish

Dr. Harold Magalnick and Dr. Michael Magalnick are father and son pediatricians living in Arizona, who understand the physical impact a wish has on kids with serious illnesses. While both doctors have seen the healing power of a wish from the physician side, they’ve also experienced the impact a wish can have through their other roles in the organization.

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May 18, 2016

Father and son pediatricians know the healing impact of a wish

Father and son pediatricians Dr. Harold and Dr. Michael Magalnick share the healing power of a wish.

Dr. Harold Magalnick and Dr. Michael Magalnick are father and son pediatricians living in Arizona, who understand the physical impact a wish has on kids with serious illnesses. While both doctors have seen the healing power of a wish from the physician side, they’ve also experienced the impact a wish can have through their other roles in the organization.

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Celebrating National Nurses Week

This National Nurses Week, we celebrate the many registered nurses in Arizona who give their time and energy to refer a child and help their wish come true. Irene Szopinski is a registered nurse at the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Heart Center who has referred more than 30 kids with life-threatening medical conditions for a wish experience.

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May 10, 2016

Celebrating National Nurses Week

Irene Szopinski is a registered nurse at the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Heart Center who has referred more than 30 kids for a wish.

This National Nurses Week, we celebrate the many registered nurses in Arizona who give their time and energy to refer a child and help their wish come true. Irene Szopinski is a registered nurse at the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Heart Center who has referred more than 30 kids with life-threatening medical conditions for a wish experience.

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Oct 07, 2015

Laura and Dana volunteering at the 2014 Walk For Wishes.

October Volunteers of the Month: Laura Johnson and Dana Bond

Laura Johnson and Dana Bond are the October 2015 Volunteers of the Month. Both are employees at Make-A-Wish America, who became wish granters in 2011 for their hometown chapter, Make-A-Wish Arizona. The two are extremely passionate about Make-A-Wish, but what drives the dynamic duo to be more and more involved each year is all about the relationships they have developed throughout the wish process.

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Oct 07, 2015

October Volunteers of the Month: Laura Johnson and Dana Bond

Laura and Dana volunteering at the 2014 Walk For Wishes.

Laura Johnson and Dana Bond are the October 2015 Volunteers of the Month. Both are employees at Make-A-Wish America, who became wish granters in 2011 for their hometown chapter, Make-A-Wish Arizona. The two are extremely passionate about Make-A-Wish, but what drives the dynamic duo to be more and more involved each year is all about the relationships they have developed throughout the wish process.

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Make-A-Wish Arizona Honored as 2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit

Make-A-Wish Arizona announced that it has been honored with a prestigious 2015 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations. Being on the Top-Rated list gives donors and volunteers more confidence that this is a credible organization. The reviews are by volunteers, clients and other donors and this award is a form of recognition by the community.

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Sep 15, 2015

Make-A-Wish Arizona Honored as 2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit

Make-A-Wish Arizona is a 2015 top-rated nonprofit.

Make-A-Wish Arizona announced that it has been honored with a prestigious 2015 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations. Being on the Top-Rated list gives donors and volunteers more confidence that this is a credible organization. The reviews are by volunteers, clients and other donors and this award is a form of recognition by the community.

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September Volunteer of the Month: Karla Velazquez

Karla Velazquez is the September 2015 Volunteer of the Month. Karla decided to become a wish granter in January 2014, because she wanted to help kids dealing with serious illnesses. Since then, she has realized the impact of a wish is a priceless experience and hopes to continue granting wishes for as long as she can.

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Sep 14, 2015

September Volunteer of the Month: Karla Velazquez

Karla Velazquez is the September 2015 Volunteer of the Month.

Karla Velazquez is the September 2015 Volunteer of the Month. Karla decided to become a wish granter in January 2014, because she wanted to help kids dealing with serious illnesses. Since then, she has realized the impact of a wish is a priceless experience and hopes to continue granting wishes for as long as she can.

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Jun 16, 2015

Keri Rivera

June Volunteer of the Month: Keri Rivera

Keri Rivera is the June 2015 Volunteer of the Month. Keri Rivera became involved with Make-A-Wish Arizona as a wish granter in 2009 and started working at the Make-A-Wish America National Office not long after. Since then, Keri has been determined to contribute her efforts to this organization in as many ways as she can.

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Jun 16, 2015

June Volunteer of the Month: Keri Rivera

Keri Rivera

Keri Rivera is the June 2015 Volunteer of the Month. Keri Rivera became involved with Make-A-Wish Arizona as a wish granter in 2009 and started working at the Make-A-Wish America National Office not long after. Since then, Keri has been determined to contribute her efforts to this organization in as many ways as she can.

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Make-A-Wish Arizona celebrates new home on anniversary of first wish

Make-A-Wish Arizona is celebrating it's new home, The Parsons Wish House, on the anniversary of the first wish. The new property will enable the organization to expand its wish granting capacity to eventually grant the wish of every eligible child in Arizona. The Parsons Wish House was made possible by a generous $2.8 million gift from The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation.

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Apr 30, 2015

Make-A-Wish Arizona celebrates new home on anniversary of first wish

The new Wish House

Make-A-Wish Arizona is celebrating it's new home, The Parsons Wish House, on the anniversary of the first wish. The new property will enable the organization to expand its wish granting capacity to eventually grant the wish of every eligible child in Arizona. The Parsons Wish House was made possible by a generous $2.8 million gift from The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation.

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2015 Wish Ball

Make-A-Wish® Arizona raised more than $765,000 during the 2015 Make-A-Wish Arizona Studio 540 Wish Ball presented by GoDaddy. Proceeds from the event, held on Saturday, April 11, will help grant 102 Arizona wishes.

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Apr 16, 2015

2015 Wish Ball

2105 Make-A-Wish Arizona Studio 540 Wish Ball presented by GoDaddy

Make-A-Wish® Arizona raised more than $765,000 during the 2015 Make-A-Wish Arizona Studio 540 Wish Ball presented by GoDaddy. Proceeds from the event, held on Saturday, April 11, will help grant 102 Arizona wishes.

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Feb 05, 2015

January 2015 Volunteer of the Month Mackenzie Delph

January Volunteer of the Month: Mackenzie Delph

Mackenzie Delph is the January 2015 Volunteer of the Month. Mackenzie became a Make-A-Wish Arizona volunteer as a result of a college assignment and has made quite a mark on the chapter during her years as a volunteer. Currently working as an intern at the national office, Mackenzie was instrumental in helping the Arizona chapter collect 70,000 letters to Santa during the Macy's Believe campaign.

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Feb 05, 2015

January Volunteer of the Month: Mackenzie Delph

January 2015 Volunteer of the Month Mackenzie Delph

Mackenzie Delph is the January 2015 Volunteer of the Month. Mackenzie became a Make-A-Wish Arizona volunteer as a result of a college assignment and has made quite a mark on the chapter during her years as a volunteer. Currently working as an intern at the national office, Mackenzie was instrumental in helping the Arizona chapter collect 70,000 letters to Santa during the Macy's Believe campaign.

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