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May Volunteer of the Month: Bernie Canez

May Volunteer of the Month Bernie Canez was shocked when she first read the characteristics requested of a good wish granter, because they defined her completely.

May 21, 2018

May Volunteer of the Month: Bernie Canez

May Volunteer of the Month Bernie Canez was shocked when she first read the characteristics requested of a good wish granter, because they defined her completely.

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.

Apr 10, 2018

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.

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.

Nov 22, 2017

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.

October Volunteer of the Month: Daisy Martinez

Daisy, who is a student at Arizona State University, first learned about Make-A-Wish Arizona while she was volunteering at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

Oct 16, 2017

October Volunteer of the Month: Daisy Martinez

Daisy, who is a student at Arizona State University, first learned about Make-A-Wish Arizona while she was volunteering at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

September Volunteer of the Month: Alex Kim

One year ago, Alex moved to Arizona and decided to become a volunteer wish granter. Today she essentially lives, breathes and sleeps our mission, but she says she will never forget her first wish.

Sep 13, 2017

September Volunteer of the Month: Alex Kim

One year ago, Alex moved to Arizona and decided to become a volunteer wish granter. Today she essentially lives, breathes and sleeps our mission, but she says she will never forget her first wish.

July Volunteer of the Month: Paul Pritchard

Paul, who has been a volunteer with Make-A-Wish Arizona for eight months now, demonstrates his selflessness on a day-to-day basis.

Jun 30, 2017

July Volunteer of the Month: Paul Pritchard

Paul, who has been a volunteer with Make-A-Wish Arizona for eight months now, demonstrates his selflessness on a day-to-day basis.

May Volunteer of the Month: Marianne Randall

Marianne originally became involved with Make-A-Wish Arizona hoping to help out in small ways as a volunteer. Her “small ways” have helped to grant more than 25 wishes.

Apr 14, 2017

May Volunteer of the Month: Marianne Randall

Marianne originally became involved with Make-A-Wish Arizona hoping to help out in small ways as a volunteer. Her “small ways” have helped to grant more than 25 wishes.

Mar 17, 2017

Make-A-Wish Arizona meets with Hispanic media to promote their work

Former wish kid gives back to Make-A-Wish Arizona 30 years later

Randell, a former wish kid, now enjoys being a volunteer wish granter.
Volunteer Wish Granter Randell is not any ordinary volunteer. He was one of the first 30 children to ever receive a wish.

Mar 15, 2017

Former wish kid gives back to Make-A-Wish Arizona 30 years later

Randell, a former wish kid, now enjoys being a volunteer wish granter.
Volunteer Wish Granter Randell is not any ordinary volunteer. He was one of the first 30 children to ever receive a wish.

This month, we recognize Child Life Specialists who refer kids for a wish

In the past few years, Suzanne Berner, a certified child life specialist has not only become an incredible referral source for Make-A-Wish Arizona, but she has also inspired many of her coworkers to support future wishes through events like the Walk For Wishes last October.

Mar 15, 2017

This month, we recognize Child Life Specialists who refer kids for a wish

In the past few years, Suzanne Berner, a certified child life specialist has not only become an incredible referral source for Make-A-Wish Arizona, but she has also inspired many of her coworkers to support future wishes through events like the Walk For Wishes last October.

About this Blog

Make-A-Wish Arizona is the founding chapter of Make-A-Wish, the international wish granting organization. Our chapter grants incredible wishes every day for Arizona children with life-threatening medical conditions. We want to share the stories of our wishes -- and the inspiration, creativity, imagination and life-affirming enthusiasm that they bring -- with you.

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