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

In honor of Child Life Month, please join us in saying “thank you” to all the wonderful Child Life Specialists, who help wish kids live happier, more stress-free lives every day. We want to recognize Suzanne Berner, a certified child life specialist who has referred many children for a wish.

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Mar 15, 2017

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

Suzanne Berner is a certified child life specialist who has referred many children for a wish.

In honor of Child Life Month, please join us in saying “thank you” to all the wonderful Child Life Specialists, who help wish kids live happier, more stress-free lives every day. We want to recognize Suzanne Berner, a certified child life specialist who has referred many children for a wish.

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Social worker says referring kids for a wish is "the best feeling"

Krista Altermatt has witnessed the positive impact a wish has on kids with life-threatening medical conditions time and time again. A licensed social services professional who currently works at Banner University Medical Center in Tucson, Krista is one of many medical professionals who regularly refers children to Make-A-Wish Arizona.

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Dec 06, 2016

Social worker says referring kids for a wish is "the best feeling"

Krista Altermatt is one of many medical professionals who regularly refers children to Make-A-Wish.

Krista Altermatt has witnessed the positive impact a wish has on kids with life-threatening medical conditions time and time again. A licensed social services professional who currently works at Banner University Medical Center in Tucson, Krista is one of many medical professionals who regularly refers children to Make-A-Wish Arizona.

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Make-A-Wish Arizona honored as 2016 Top-Rated nonprofit

Make-A-Wish Arizona has once again been awarded the prestigious 2016 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations. The Top-Rated Nonprofit Award is based on the large number of positive reviews written by volunteers, donors and clients.

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Oct 28, 2016

Make-A-Wish Arizona honored as 2016 Top-Rated nonprofit

2016 Top-Rated Nonprofit - Make-A-Wish Arizona

Make-A-Wish Arizona has once again been awarded the prestigious 2016 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations. The Top-Rated Nonprofit Award is based on the large number of positive reviews written by volunteers, donors and clients.

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Watch Cox 7 Arizona's four part series on the impact of a wish

Cox 7 Arizona has documented the impact of a wish through a four part series about Make-A-Wish Arizona, illustrating the wish journey and all of the people involved who make wishes possible for Arizona kids with life-threatening medical conditions. Meet wish kids, families and volunteers through all stages of the wish process and learn more about how the organization started right here in Arizona.

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Jul 19, 2016

Watch Cox 7 Arizona's four part series on the impact of a wish

The Wish Journey

Cox 7 Arizona has documented the impact of a wish through a four part series about Make-A-Wish Arizona, illustrating the wish journey and all of the people involved who make wishes possible for Arizona kids with life-threatening medical conditions. Meet wish kids, families and volunteers through all stages of the wish process and learn more about how the organization started right here in Arizona.

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Wish granting becomes a family affair for parents Jeff and Mindy

Make-A-Wish Arizona is founded on the idea that it is not just the wish kid who benefits from a wish experience. Volunteers Mindy and Jeff Clark are a perfect example of how a wish can change the life of everyone around a wish child.

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Jun 23, 2016

Wish granting becomes a family affair for parents Jeff and Mindy

Wish parents, Jeff and Mindy Clark, are also volunteer wish granters.

Make-A-Wish Arizona is founded on the idea that it is not just the wish kid who benefits from a wish experience. Volunteers Mindy and Jeff Clark are a perfect example of how a wish can change the life of everyone around a wish child.

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Wish Ball raises $1.6 million to fund 160 future wishes

Make-A-Wish Arizona raised more than $1.6 million during the 2016 Make-A-Wish Arizona Wish Ball, Wishes are Forever, presented by Good Night Pediatrics. Proceeds from the event, held on Saturday, April 2, will help grant more than 160 wishes.

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Apr 05, 2016

Wish Ball raises $1.6 million to fund 160 future wishes

2016 Wish Ball

Make-A-Wish Arizona raised more than $1.6 million during the 2016 Make-A-Wish Arizona Wish Ball, Wishes are Forever, presented by Good Night Pediatrics. Proceeds from the event, held on Saturday, April 2, will help grant more than 160 wishes.

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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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Make-A-Wish Arizona gifted new Wish House

Thanks to a $2.8 million gift from The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation, Make-A-Wish Arizona will move into a new Wish House on April 27, 2015. The new property, at 7802 East Thomas Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, will enable the organization to expand its wish granting capacity to eventually reach every eligible child in Arizona. The grant also provided for the renovation and refurbishment of the new 11,000-square-foot property, located near Thomas and Hayden Road in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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Jan 06, 2015

Make-A-Wish Arizona gifted new Wish House

The new Wish House

Thanks to a $2.8 million gift from The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation, Make-A-Wish Arizona will move into a new Wish House on April 27, 2015. The new property, at 7802 East Thomas Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, will enable the organization to expand its wish granting capacity to eventually reach every eligible child in Arizona. The grant also provided for the renovation and refurbishment of the new 11,000-square-foot property, located near Thomas and Hayden Road in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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December Volunteers of the Month: Myrta George and Lori Padilla

Myrta George and Lori Padilla have been wish granting partners in the Prescott area since 2008. In 2001, Lori's 3-year-old daughter Grace had a wish granted to have a playset. Myrta, on the other hand, attended an informational meeting on Make-A-Wish Arizona and knew she wanted to be a wish granter. Today, they grant wishes, help train and mentor new wish granters, and share our mission throughout Prescott and surrounding communities.

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Dec 11, 2014

December Volunteers of the Month: Myrta George and Lori Padilla

Myrta George and Lori Padilla

Myrta George and Lori Padilla have been wish granting partners in the Prescott area since 2008. In 2001, Lori's 3-year-old daughter Grace had a wish granted to have a playset. Myrta, on the other hand, attended an informational meeting on Make-A-Wish Arizona and knew she wanted to be a wish granter. Today, they grant wishes, help train and mentor new wish granters, and share our mission throughout Prescott and surrounding communities.

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2901 North 78th Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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