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Bearizona provides hands-on learning experiences for wish kids

Jen and her colleagues
Jen Roberds has been a member of the Bearizona team for six years. The Chief Operations Officer started as an ambassador for the wildlife park, which is where she had her first experience with a wish kid.

Apr 16, 2019

Bearizona provides hands-on learning experiences for wish kids

Jen and her colleagues
Jen Roberds has been a member of the Bearizona team for six years. The Chief Operations Officer started as an ambassador for the wildlife park, which is where she had her first experience with a wish kid.

Peter Dillon: Volunteer of the Month

Peter with one of his wish kids
“Doing this of course, makes you feel great, but delivering the Make-A-Wish message itself is so self-rewarding.”

Apr 03, 2019

Peter Dillon: Volunteer of the Month

Peter with one of his wish kids
“Doing this of course, makes you feel great, but delivering the Make-A-Wish message itself is so self-rewarding.”

Alex spends her life serving others

Alex with wish kid Colin
Alex has dedicated her life to serving others. When she is not granting wishes, the college-student is a F-35 specialist in the Air-Force.

Mar 18, 2019

Alex spends her life serving others

Alex with wish kid Colin
Alex has dedicated her life to serving others. When she is not granting wishes, the college-student is a F-35 specialist in the Air-Force.

Wish mom continues to give back through Wish Week events

Brett enjoying family time on his wish
“We’re always trying to find ways to give back to the organization in any way we can.”

Mar 18, 2019

Wish mom continues to give back through Wish Week events

Brett enjoying family time on his wish
“We’re always trying to find ways to give back to the organization in any way we can.”

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.

Bakery Owner creates sweet treats for wish kids after her own diagnosis

One-of-a-kind Grinch cake for 15-year-old wish kid Jazmin
Tina Cubbon, owner of Pixy Cakes, has created sweet treats for Arizona wish kids since she connected with Make-A-Wish Arizona in 2013. Over the past five years, Tina has donated more than 20 cakes and 2,000 cookies to these children, to reveal their wish is coming true or provide a fun surprise throughout the process.

Jan 30, 2019

Bakery Owner creates sweet treats for wish kids after her own diagnosis

One-of-a-kind Grinch cake for 15-year-old wish kid Jazmin
Tina Cubbon, owner of Pixy Cakes, has created sweet treats for Arizona wish kids since she connected with Make-A-Wish Arizona in 2013. Over the past five years, Tina has donated more than 20 cakes and 2,000 cookies to these children, to reveal their wish is coming true or provide a fun surprise throughout the process.

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.

Arizona Volunteer Has Adopted Over 12 Wishes

Bill Uhrig has been a supporter of Make-A-Wish in two states for more than a decade.
Make-A-Wish Arizona supporter Bill Uhrig began his work with Make-A-Wish after a personal tragedy left him feeling adrift and looking for an outlet that could provide some happiness.

Nov 29, 2018

Arizona Volunteer Has Adopted Over 12 Wishes

Bill Uhrig has been a supporter of Make-A-Wish in two states for more than a decade.
Make-A-Wish Arizona supporter Bill Uhrig began his work with Make-A-Wish after a personal tragedy left him feeling adrift and looking for an outlet that could provide some happiness.

November Volunteers of the Month, Mackenzie Scroggins and Emily Haglin

November Volunteers of the Month, Mackenzie Scroggins and Emily Haglin with Sydney
Emily Haglin and Mackenzie Scroggins are extraordinary wish granters on their own, and their teamwork on a recent wish truly shows the impact their hard work and compassion has on the families they serve.

Nov 09, 2018

November Volunteers of the Month, Mackenzie Scroggins and Emily Haglin

November Volunteers of the Month, Mackenzie Scroggins and Emily Haglin with Sydney
Emily Haglin and Mackenzie Scroggins are extraordinary wish granters on their own, and their teamwork on a recent wish truly shows the impact their hard work and compassion has on the families they serve.

September Volunteer of the Month, Dave Upchurch

September Volunteer of the Month, Dave Upchurch
September Volunteer of the Month Dave Upchurch has admired Make-A-Wish Arizona since he heard the story of how it began.

Sep 26, 2018

September Volunteer of the Month, Dave Upchurch

September Volunteer of the Month, Dave Upchurch
September Volunteer of the Month Dave Upchurch has admired Make-A-Wish Arizona since he heard the story of how it began.

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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