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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.

Jul 19, 2016

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.

Wish granting becomes a family affair for parents Jeff and Mindy

Make-A-Wish Arizona is founded on the idea that the wish kid is not the only one 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.

Jun 23, 2016

Wish granting becomes a family affair for parents Jeff and Mindy

Make-A-Wish Arizona is founded on the idea that the wish kid is not the only one 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.

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.

Jun 07, 2016

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.

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.

May 18, 2016

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.

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.

May 10, 2016

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.

Oct 07, 2015

October Volunteers of the Month: Laura Johnson and Dana Bond

Laura Johnson and Dana Bond have a lot in common. They are employees at Make-A-Wish America, they became wish granters in 2011 and they both are October Volunteers of the Month for their hometown chapter, Make-A-Wish Arizona.

Oct 07, 2015

October Volunteers of the Month: Laura Johnson and Dana Bond

Laura Johnson and Dana Bond have a lot in common. They are employees at Make-A-Wish America, they became wish granters in 2011 and they both are October Volunteers of the Month for their hometown chapter, Make-A-Wish Arizona.

Sep 15, 2015

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

September Volunteer of the Month: Karla Velazquez

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.

Sep 14, 2015

September Volunteer of the Month: Karla Velazquez

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.

Jun 16, 2015

June Volunteer of the Month: Keri Rivera

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.

Jun 16, 2015

June Volunteer of the Month: Keri Rivera

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.

Apr 30, 2015

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

Send a message of hope

With many of our wishes postponed, we want you to help keep our wish kids’ spirits high! Write, video or photograph yourself sharing a message of hope and post to any of our Make-A-Wish Arizona social media channels at @makeawishaz (tag @makeawisharizona on Instagram) and use the hashtag #WishesAreWaiting.

You can help bring hope to a child who needs it!

Send a Message of Hope

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 critical illnesses. We want to share the stories of our wishes -- and the inspiration, creativity, imagination and life-affirming enthusiasm that they bring -- with you.

Make-A-Wish® Arizona
2901 North 78th Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(602) 395-9474
Toll Free (800) 324-9474