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February Volunteer of the Month: Rana Ali

With juggling her double major at Arizona State University, helping out as a teacher’s assistant and volunteering at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Rana Ali definitely has a busy schedule. But amidst it all, Rana has jumped in as a volunteer wish granting assistant – so much so that she is being honored as Volunteer of the Month for February.

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Feb 06, 2017

February Volunteer of the Month: Rana Ali

Rana Ali is the February 2017 Volunteer of the Month.

With juggling her double major at Arizona State University, helping out as a teacher’s assistant and volunteering at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Rana Ali definitely has a busy schedule. But amidst it all, Rana has jumped in as a volunteer wish granting assistant – so much so that she is being honored as Volunteer of the Month for February.

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December Volunteer of the Month: Jonathan Muñoz

Jonathan may be fairly new to wish granting, but he’s proven that with a little time, it’s easy for people to do a lot of good. Although he has been volunteering for just one year, Jonathan has fully immersed himself in the wish granting process and is already working on his 10th wish.

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Dec 02, 2016

December Volunteer of the Month: Jonathan Muñoz

Jonathan Muñoz is the December 2016 Volunteer of the Month.

Jonathan may be fairly new to wish granting, but he’s proven that with a little time, it’s easy for people to do a lot of good. Although he has been volunteering for just one year, Jonathan has fully immersed himself in the wish granting process and is already working on his 10th wish.

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November Volunteer of the Month: Manny Lucero

To say Manny is excited about granting wishes is an understatement. Five years ago, Manny participated in a Make-A-Wish Arizona volunteer training and signed onto his first wish the following day – which also happened to be his birthday.

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Nov 01, 2016

November Volunteer of the Month: Manny Lucero

Manny will never forget his first wish kid, Maria, who wished to have a shopping spree.

To say Manny is excited about granting wishes is an understatement. Five years ago, Manny participated in a Make-A-Wish Arizona volunteer training and signed onto his first wish the following day – which also happened to be his birthday.

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September Volunteer of the Month: Krystal Sixberry

Krystal Sixberry is the September 2016 Volunteer of the Month. She has granted 12 wishes and is always amazed by the impact a wish can have on both the wish kid and on her.

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Aug 31, 2016

September Volunteer of the Month: Krystal Sixberry

Krystal with wish kid Yazy on her wish

Krystal Sixberry is the September 2016 Volunteer of the Month. She has granted 12 wishes and is always amazed by the impact a wish can have on both the wish kid and on her.

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August Volunteer of the Month: Melissa Stevens

Melissa has been a Make-A-Wish Arizona wish granting volunteer since 2014. Although she lives an extremely busy life and is involved with many different things, Melissa always manages to make the time to help grant kids their one true wish.

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Aug 01, 2016

August Volunteer of the Month: Melissa Stevens

Melissa is the August 2016 Volunteer of the Month.

Melissa has been a Make-A-Wish Arizona wish granting volunteer since 2014. Although she lives an extremely busy life and is involved with many different things, Melissa always manages to make the time to help grant kids their one true wish.

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July Volunteer of the Month: Alan Leffler

Two years ago, Alan Leffler was looking to get involved with his Tucson community when his friend Rob LaMaster (who is also director of the southern region for Make-A-Wish Arizona) introduced him to the organization. Alan encourages people, especially men his age, to become wish granters because they can add a unique perspective and a lot of value to Make-A-Wish Arizona.

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Jul 05, 2016

July Volunteer of the Month: Alan Leffler

Alan Leffler is the July 2016 Volunteer of the Month.

Two years ago, Alan Leffler was looking to get involved with his Tucson community when his friend Rob LaMaster (who is also director of the southern region for Make-A-Wish Arizona) introduced him to the organization. Alan encourages people, especially men his age, to become wish granters because they can add a unique perspective and a lot of value to Make-A-Wish Arizona.

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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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May Volunteer of the Month: Dave Reyes

Dave Reyes became a Make-A-Wish Arizona volunteer in 2015. In addition to his role in the Wishmakers on Campus organization at the University of Arizona, Dave also created a Make-A-Wish club at his medical school last year. Through his efforts, Dave encouraged nearly 20 of his classmates to become Make-A-Wish Arizona wish granters and understands the positive effect a wish can have on everyone involved.

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May 03, 2016

May Volunteer of the Month: Dave Reyes

Dave Reyes is the May 2016 Volunteer of the Month.

Dave Reyes became a Make-A-Wish Arizona volunteer in 2015. In addition to his role in the Wishmakers on Campus organization at the University of Arizona, Dave also created a Make-A-Wish club at his medical school last year. Through his efforts, Dave encouraged nearly 20 of his classmates to become Make-A-Wish Arizona wish granters and understands the positive effect a wish can have on everyone involved.

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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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November Volunteer of the Month: Artemis Bayandor

Artemis has been part of the Make-A-Wish® Arizona family since January and has already proven she is dedicated to our wish kids as well as raising money to grant more wishes. Artemis has joined and/or assisted with a whopping 21 wishes and also been on the planning committee and volunteered at both the March Make-A-Wish Arizona Walk for Wishes and the 10th Annual Make-A-Wish Arizona Walk for Wishes, as well as our 2013 Wish Ball event.

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Nov 07, 2013

November Volunteer of the Month: Artemis Bayandor

Artemis, with Haley, 12

Artemis has been part of the Make-A-Wish® Arizona family since January and has already proven she is dedicated to our wish kids as well as raising money to grant more wishes. Artemis has joined and/or assisted with a whopping 21 wishes and also been on the planning committee and volunteered at both the March Make-A-Wish Arizona Walk for Wishes and the 10th Annual Make-A-Wish Arizona Walk for Wishes, as well as our 2013 Wish Ball event.

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