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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.

Jun 22, 2018

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.

April Volunteer of the Month: Julie Morrison

Although Julie Morrison was selected as the Volunteer of the Month for April, she has decided that she wants none of the recognition. For her, it’s all about the many wish granting partners who have helped her along the way.

Mar 31, 2017

April Volunteer of the Month: Julie Morrison

Although Julie Morrison was selected as the Volunteer of the Month for April, she has decided that she wants none of the recognition. For her, it’s all about the many wish granting partners who have helped her along the way.

March Volunteer of the Month: Judy Spiro

Two years ago, Judy Spiro became a Make-A-Wish Arizona volunteer after she retired as a special education teacher.

Mar 13, 2017

March Volunteer of the Month: Judy Spiro

Two years ago, Judy Spiro became a Make-A-Wish Arizona volunteer after she retired as a special education teacher.

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.

Dec 06, 2016

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.

2016 Tucson Walk For Wishes helps grant 10 future wishes

Make-A-Wish Arizona, the founding chapter of the international wish granting organization, raised more than $104,000 toward future Arizona wishes at the 2016 Tucson Walk For Wishes® presented by Win3 Realty. Attendees were treated to fun at sponsor booths as well as an opportunity to see their impact when 10 wish kids came on stage to show their wishes being granted by the funds raised.

Nov 02, 2016

2016 Tucson Walk For Wishes helps grant 10 future wishes

Make-A-Wish Arizona, the founding chapter of the international wish granting organization, raised more than $104,000 toward future Arizona wishes at the 2016 Tucson Walk For Wishes® presented by Win3 Realty. Attendees were treated to fun at sponsor booths as well as an opportunity to see their impact when 10 wish kids came on stage to show their wishes being granted by the funds raised.

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.

Jul 05, 2016

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.

May Volunteer of the Month: Dave Reyes

Dave Reyes became a Make-A-Wish Arizona volunteer in 2015. In his experience granting wishes, Dave understands the positive effect a wish can have on everyone involved.

May 03, 2016

May Volunteer of the Month: Dave Reyes

Dave Reyes became a Make-A-Wish Arizona volunteer in 2015. In his experience granting wishes, Dave understands the positive effect a wish can have on everyone involved.

Arizona pediatric oncologist shares why wishes are good medicine

Since granting the first wish in 1980, Make-A-Wish has developed into one of the world’s most recognizable and most respected non-profit organizations for children with life-threatening medical conditions, attributing much of its success to the support and awareness of the medical community and its health-related professionals.

According to the results of a 2011 Wish Impact Study, a combined 89 percent of doctors, nurses and health professionals surveyed say they believe a wish experience can influence wish kids' physical health.

Dr. Lisa Kopp, a pediatric oncologist at Banner Children’s Diamond Children’s Medical Center, is one of the many medical professionals in Arizona who has seen the healing power of a wish.

Apr 19, 2016

Arizona pediatric oncologist shares why wishes are good medicine

Since granting the first wish in 1980, Make-A-Wish has developed into one of the world’s most recognizable and most respected non-profit organizations for children with life-threatening medical conditions, attributing much of its success to the support and awareness of the medical community and its health-related professionals.

According to the results of a 2011 Wish Impact Study, a combined 89 percent of doctors, nurses and health professionals surveyed say they believe a wish experience can influence wish kids' physical health.

Dr. Lisa Kopp, a pediatric oncologist at Banner Children’s Diamond Children’s Medical Center, is one of the many medical professionals in Arizona who has seen the healing power of a wish.

May 30, 2015

May Volunteer of the Month: Krystal Alegria

Krystal Alegria began her relationship with Make-A-Wish Arizona four years ago.

May 30, 2015

May Volunteer of the Month: Krystal Alegria

Krystal Alegria began her relationship with Make-A-Wish Arizona four years ago.

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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