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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.

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.

Volunteer wish granters bring joy when wish gets changed due to illness

Volunteers and family
When Mia’s wish to travel to Japan could not be granted due to a progression in her diagnosis, her Make-A-Wish volunteer rallied to create an incredible Japanese experience for her in the hospital instead.

Aug 29, 2018

Volunteer wish granters bring joy when wish gets changed due to illness

Volunteers and family
When Mia’s wish to travel to Japan could not be granted due to a progression in her diagnosis, her Make-A-Wish volunteer rallied to create an incredible Japanese experience for her in the hospital instead.

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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