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Donor of the Month, Jennifer and Mike Gaumond

Mike and Jennifer attending the Make-A-Wish Arizona Wish Ball
Many people connect with Make-A-Wish Arizona after hearing about the kids who benefit from a wish experience. For donors Jennifer and Mike Gaumond, it’s all about the people behind-the-scenes who make these wishes possible.

May 28, 2020

Donor of the Month, Jennifer and Mike Gaumond

Mike and Jennifer attending the Make-A-Wish Arizona Wish Ball
Many people connect with Make-A-Wish Arizona after hearing about the kids who benefit from a wish experience. For donors Jennifer and Mike Gaumond, it’s all about the people behind-the-scenes who make these wishes possible.

Volunteer of the Month, Shantel Madsen

Shantel with wish granting partner Amy
When Shantel Madsen moved to Arizona with her kids a few years ago, she was looking for a new opportunity.

May 22, 2020

Volunteer of the Month, Shantel Madsen

Shantel with wish granting partner Amy
When Shantel Madsen moved to Arizona with her kids a few years ago, she was looking for a new opportunity.

Melissa’s wish 30 years ago inspires her to give back today

Melissa Jones - volunteer
Melissa Jones first realized how essential wishes were when she was 10 years old. Diagnosed with the same genetic disease as her twin sister, Susan, Melissa asked Make-A-Wish to send her to Walt Disney World with her family for the experience of a lifetime.

May 05, 2020

Melissa’s wish 30 years ago inspires her to give back today

Melissa Jones - volunteer
Melissa Jones first realized how essential wishes were when she was 10 years old. Diagnosed with the same genetic disease as her twin sister, Susan, Melissa asked Make-A-Wish to send her to Walt Disney World with her family for the experience of a lifetime.

For more than 30 years, Terri has volunteered in almost every fashion

Terri Amabisca
For more than 30 years, Terri has volunteered with Make-A-Wish Arizona in almost every fashion.

Apr 08, 2020

For more than 30 years, Terri has volunteered in almost every fashion

Terri Amabisca
For more than 30 years, Terri has volunteered with Make-A-Wish Arizona in almost every fashion.

Volunteer of the Month, Audrey Alfano

Audrey Alfano is the March 2020 Volunteer of the Month
Audrey decided to volunteer with Make-A-Wish in 2017 after attending the Wish Ball. Now, three years later, she has granted several wishes and is not stopping any time soon.

Mar 30, 2020

Volunteer of the Month, Audrey Alfano

Audrey Alfano is the March 2020 Volunteer of the Month
Audrey decided to volunteer with Make-A-Wish in 2017 after attending the Wish Ball. Now, three years later, she has granted several wishes and is not stopping any time soon.

After granting 60+ wishes, Aaron Ling says volunteering changed his life

Wish kid Sebastian
Aaron has volunteered since high school, at places like Habitat for Humanity, Big Brothers Big Sisters, United Way and other mentorship programs. Yet, once Aaron heard about Make-A-Wish Arizona, he knew it was the place for him.

Mar 25, 2020

After granting 60+ wishes, Aaron Ling says volunteering changed his life

Wish kid Sebastian
Aaron has volunteered since high school, at places like Habitat for Humanity, Big Brothers Big Sisters, United Way and other mentorship programs. Yet, once Aaron heard about Make-A-Wish Arizona, he knew it was the place for him.

Tucson volunteer Cathy Nash has granted more than 80 wishes

Elijah stands with his volunteer wish granters and Director of Southern Arizona, Rob LaMaster
Cathy Nash has been volunteering with Make-A-Wish Arizona for more than 10 years, a long time impacting the lives of kids and families through her empathy and creativity.

Mar 25, 2020

Tucson volunteer Cathy Nash has granted more than 80 wishes

Elijah stands with his volunteer wish granters and Director of Southern Arizona, Rob LaMaster
Cathy Nash has been volunteering with Make-A-Wish Arizona for more than 10 years, a long time impacting the lives of kids and families through her empathy and creativity.

Yuma volunteer Shelley Ostrowski has granted more than 100 wishes

Yuma volunteer Shelley Ostrowski has granted more than 100 wishes
“I volunteer at quite a few places and Make-A-Wish Arizona is something I will not give up. I love it, it’s close to my heart and I love that the people around me are getting involved too.”

Feb 27, 2020

Yuma volunteer Shelley Ostrowski has granted more than 100 wishes

Yuma volunteer Shelley Ostrowski has granted more than 100 wishes
“I volunteer at quite a few places and Make-A-Wish Arizona is something I will not give up. I love it, it’s close to my heart and I love that the people around me are getting involved too.”

Volunteer for more than 20 years helps kids create joyous memories

“These wish experiences have let me know how much goodness there is in the world.”

Feb 24, 2020

Volunteer for more than 20 years helps kids create joyous memories

“These wish experiences have let me know how much goodness there is in the world.”

Volunteer of the Month, Rose Provencio

Rose Provencio is the February 2020 volunteer of the month
Rose Provencio, a wish granter of two years, has experienced childhood cancer firsthand with her family and now her passion is helping other kids facing critical illnesses discover their one true wish.

Feb 06, 2020

Volunteer of the Month, Rose Provencio

Rose Provencio is the February 2020 volunteer of the month
Rose Provencio, a wish granter of two years, has experienced childhood cancer firsthand with her family and now her passion is helping other kids facing critical illnesses discover their one true 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.

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