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Volunteer Wish Granters bring joy when wish gets changed due to illness

When Mia's wish to go to Japan had to be changed due to a progression in her illness, wish granters brought Japan to her

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Jul 12, 2018

Volunteer Wish Granters bring joy when wish gets changed due to illness

Wish granters arranged for Japanese dancers to perform for Mia and her family at the hospital

When Mia's wish to go to Japan had to be changed due to a progression in her illness, wish granters brought Japan to her

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July Volunteer of the Month: Martha Rydzak

Congratulations to our July Volunteer of the Month, Martha Rydzak! Martha has granted 12 wishes with more on the way this summer.

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Jul 11, 2018

July Volunteer of the Month: Martha Rydzak

Congratulations to our Volunteer of the Month, Martha Rydzak!

Congratulations to our July Volunteer of the Month, Martha Rydzak! Martha has granted 12 wishes with more on the way this summer.

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June Volunteer of the Month: Bev Paul

For Bev, granting wishes for kids with critical illnesses is about more than just volunteering – it’s a way to give kids the uplifting experiences she didn’t have when she had cancer.

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Jun 22, 2018

June Volunteer of the Month: Bev Paul

Bev Paul is the June 2018 Volunteer of the Month.

For Bev, granting wishes for kids with critical illnesses is about more than just volunteering – it’s a way to give kids the uplifting experiences she didn’t have when she had cancer.

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May Volunteer of the Month: Bernie Canez

Bernie Canez is the May 2018 Volunteer of the Month

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May 21, 2018

May Volunteer of the Month: Bernie Canez

Bernie Canez is the May 2018 Volunteer of the Month

Bernie Canez is the May 2018 Volunteer of the Month

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Volunteer of the Month: Jenny Aramburo

Jenny has lived in Yuma for the past 18 years, but she had never heard about Make-A-Wish Arizona until 2016, when one of her coworkers mentioned volunteering to grant a wish.

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Apr 27, 2018

Volunteer of the Month: Jenny Aramburo

Jenny Aramburo is our Volunteer of the Month!

Jenny has lived in Yuma for the past 18 years, but she had never heard about Make-A-Wish Arizona until 2016, when one of her coworkers mentioned volunteering to grant a wish.

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Volunteers of the Month: Had and Christa

Had and Christa have been granting wishes together for more than six years, but Had’s introduction to Make-A-Wish Arizona began in a way that was unusual for the organization. “Christa could not find very much information about me when we first met, so she figured that if I was approved to be a volunteer after the Make-A-Wish Arizona background check, I was a good person and she could continue dating me. We have been volunteering together ever since.”

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Apr 10, 2018

Volunteers of the Month: Had and Christa

Volunteers of the Month

Had and Christa have been granting wishes together for more than six years, but Had’s introduction to Make-A-Wish Arizona began in a way that was unusual for the organization. “Christa could not find very much information about me when we first met, so she figured that if I was approved to be a volunteer after the Make-A-Wish Arizona background check, I was a good person and she could continue dating me. We have been volunteering together ever since.”

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February Volunteer of the Month: Amber Hamik

Many people may get involved with a cause because of a friend or acquaintance they know, but Amber’s connection with Make-A-Wish Arizona didn’t start with a person at all. It began with a fictional character in a book.

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Feb 07, 2018

February Volunteer of the Month: Amber Hamik

Amber Hamik is the February 2018 Volunteer of the Month.

Many people may get involved with a cause because of a friend or acquaintance they know, but Amber’s connection with Make-A-Wish Arizona didn’t start with a person at all. It began with a fictional character in a book.

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January Volunteer of the Month: Kelly Bernard

When Kelly Bernard moved to Flagstaff, Arizona two years ago, she was searching for a way to connect her interests in event planning with her love of helping children.

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Jan 22, 2018

January Volunteer of the Month: Kelly Bernard

Kelly Bernard is the January 2018 Volunteer of the Month

When Kelly Bernard moved to Flagstaff, Arizona two years ago, she was searching for a way to connect her interests in event planning with her love of helping children.

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As a veteran, Jaime knows the importance of helping others

When Jaime’s military duty came to an end, he made the decision to move to Phoenix. But he began to miss the feeling that he got from serving his country – the feeling of helping people in need. This passion for helping others led him to search for new ways to give back.

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Nov 22, 2017

As a veteran, Jaime knows the importance of helping others

Jaime is the November 2017 Volunteer of the Month

When Jaime’s military duty came to an end, he made the decision to move to Phoenix. But he began to miss the feeling that he got from serving his country – the feeling of helping people in need. This passion for helping others led him to search for new ways to give back.

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October Volunteer of the Month: Daisy Martinez

While helping out at the hospital’s summer camp for cancer patients, Daisy’s friends and Make-A-Wish Arizona volunteers, Valerie and Melissa, were excited to tell her more about how she could help. “Granting wishes is so different from anything else I’ve done, and the experience has given me a different perspective on life,” she said. “I wake up with more gratitude now."

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Oct 16, 2017

October Volunteer of the Month: Daisy Martinez

Daisy Martinez is the October 2017 Volunteer of the Month.

While helping out at the hospital’s summer camp for cancer patients, Daisy’s friends and Make-A-Wish Arizona volunteers, Valerie and Melissa, were excited to tell her more about how she could help. “Granting wishes is so different from anything else I’ve done, and the experience has given me a different perspective on life,” she said. “I wake up with more gratitude now."

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