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Child life specialist starts her career by referring wish children

Elena, a certified child life specialist at Phoenix Children's Hospital
Elena Rabago, a certified child life specialist at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, has become a source of emotional support for many kids and families in the dialysis center over the past year.

Mar 20, 2019

Child life specialist starts her career by referring wish children

Elena, a certified child life specialist at Phoenix Children's Hospital
Elena Rabago, a certified child life specialist at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, has become a source of emotional support for many kids and families in the dialysis center over the past year.

Phoenix Children's Hospital social worker has referred nearly 300 wish kids

Caley with a wish kid
Two weeks after she started her job as a social worker, Caley Nelson began to refer children and families to Make-A-Wish Arizona. Since then, Caley has celebrated 13 years as a pediatric oncology social worker at Phoenix Children’s Hospital and has referred 297 children.

Mar 12, 2019

Phoenix Children's Hospital social worker has referred nearly 300 wish kids

Caley with a wish kid
Two weeks after she started her job as a social worker, Caley Nelson began to refer children and families to Make-A-Wish Arizona. Since then, Caley has celebrated 13 years as a pediatric oncology social worker at Phoenix Children’s Hospital and has referred 297 children.

Mom inspired to "Wish It Forward" after daughter's wish experience

Ella and Carly with the Phoenix Sun's dancers
Three years ago, Carly’s daughter, Ella, received her wish to be a Phoenix Suns dancer. Seeing how much the experience impacted her daughter led Carly to consider "wishing it forward” for future wish kids. To help raise funds and awareness of the impact of a wish, Carly created a neighborhood Turkey Trot benefiting Make-A-Wish Arizona.

Mar 06, 2019

Mom inspired to "Wish It Forward" after daughter's wish experience

Ella and Carly with the Phoenix Sun's dancers
Three years ago, Carly’s daughter, Ella, received her wish to be a Phoenix Suns dancer. Seeing how much the experience impacted her daughter led Carly to consider "wishing it forward” for future wish kids. To help raise funds and awareness of the impact of a wish, Carly created a neighborhood Turkey Trot benefiting Make-A-Wish Arizona.

American Airlines team sends wish kids to their destinations in style

Mary Ann (left) and DeLena (right) at Wish Ball
One of the most popular wishes for children is “I wish to go.” DeLana and Mary Ann of American Airlines are often the first people children and families interact with before flying to their wish destinations and they work together to make the experience as special as possible.

Feb 19, 2019

American Airlines team sends wish kids to their destinations in style

Mary Ann (left) and DeLena (right) at Wish Ball
One of the most popular wishes for children is “I wish to go.” DeLana and Mary Ann of American Airlines are often the first people children and families interact with before flying to their wish destinations and they work together to make the experience as special as possible.

Wish Ball inspires Jill Krigsten Riley to grant future Arizona wishes

Jill Krigsten Riley
Jill Krigsten Riley knew about the value of Make-A-Wish Arizona before she was invited behind the scenes.

Jan 08, 2019

Wish Ball inspires Jill Krigsten Riley to grant future Arizona wishes

Jill Krigsten Riley
Jill Krigsten Riley knew about the value of Make-A-Wish Arizona before she was invited behind the scenes.

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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