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Jan 10, 2020

New Beginnings: Passion from supporter, Cody Hewitt

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Passion from supporter, Cody Hewitt of Hewitt Electric, generates a top fundraising event in Rochester

Jan 10, 2020

New Beginnings: Passion from supporter, Cody Hewitt

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Passion from supporter, Cody Hewitt of Hewitt Electric, generates a top fundraising event in Rochester

Jan 09, 2020

Jan 09, 2020

Chris Zaluski doesn’t let cancer interrupt his commitment to Make-A-Wish

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"My wish kids come first."

Jan 08, 2020

Spare Parts: Giving My Daughter Life – Not Just Once, But Twice

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Every January, my husband and I sit down to talk about our goals for the New Year. We discuss where we want to go on vacation, what home projects we want to work on, what our career goals are, and where we want to serve in our community.

Jan 08, 2020

Spare Parts: Giving My Daughter Life – Not Just Once, But Twice

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Every January, my husband and I sit down to talk about our goals for the New Year. We discuss where we want to go on vacation, what home projects we want to work on, what our career goals are, and where we want to serve in our community.

Dec 16, 2019

Years Later, Craig’s Wish Provides Powerful Hope

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Kim Winter shared an update with us years after her son, Craig, was diagnosed with pediatric cancer. Craig’s wish transformed the entire community of Pittsford when his dream to have a firehouse playhouse was granted. Along with the enthusiastic support of the local fire department, Craig’s wish day remains a bright spot in the hearts of many and Kim says Make-A-Wish gave her son a strong will to continue fighting with positivity.

Dec 16, 2019

Years Later, Craig’s Wish Provides Powerful Hope

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Kim Winter shared an update with us years after her son, Craig, was diagnosed with pediatric cancer. Craig’s wish transformed the entire community of Pittsford when his dream to have a firehouse playhouse was granted. Along with the enthusiastic support of the local fire department, Craig’s wish day remains a bright spot in the hearts of many and Kim says Make-A-Wish gave her son a strong will to continue fighting with positivity.

Dec 11, 2019

Buffalo Board Chair Talks About Lifelong Passion for Make-A-Wish

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Buffalo Advisory Board Chair, Maxine Awner and her husband, Dr. Steven Awner, are committed to the life-changing work of Make-A-Wish in the Western New York region.

Dec 11, 2019

Buffalo Board Chair Talks About Lifelong Passion for Make-A-Wish

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Buffalo Advisory Board Chair, Maxine Awner and her husband, Dr. Steven Awner, are committed to the life-changing work of Make-A-Wish in the Western New York region.

Dec 06, 2019

A Year of Wishes

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With your help, our full chapter – Make-A-Wish Metro New York and Western New York - granted 926 wishes this year. But, it’s not really the number of wishes that counts, or necessarily the wishes themselves. What matters are the children behind them, and their dreams being fulfilled. Meet some of the kids whose lives you’ve helped change.

Dec 06, 2019

A Year of Wishes

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With your help, our full chapter – Make-A-Wish Metro New York and Western New York - granted 926 wishes this year. But, it’s not really the number of wishes that counts, or necessarily the wishes themselves. What matters are the children behind them, and their dreams being fulfilled. Meet some of the kids whose lives you’ve helped change.

Nov 27, 2019

Healing power of wishes from a Medical Psychologist

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I am a pediatric medical psychologist who has been working with children who have a cancer diagnosis for the last 15 years.

Nov 27, 2019

Healing power of wishes from a Medical Psychologist

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I am a pediatric medical psychologist who has been working with children who have a cancer diagnosis for the last 15 years.

Nov 21, 2019

How Wishes Can Be Game Changers- Melody's Story

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Melody Simmons has been with Make-A-Wish in our Rochester office for several years but even before her employment she learned firsthand the incredible impact a wish has on families faced with critical illness. Read Melody’s story of strength and courage – in her own words - and be inspired by her wish story that truly was a game changer in her life.

Nov 21, 2019

How Wishes Can Be Game Changers- Melody's Story

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Melody Simmons has been with Make-A-Wish in our Rochester office for several years but even before her employment she learned firsthand the incredible impact a wish has on families faced with critical illness. Read Melody’s story of strength and courage – in her own words - and be inspired by her wish story that truly was a game changer in her life.

Nov 21, 2019

Why I Became A Wishgranter

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When I look back on my childhood, I would like to think that it was fairly typical. My parents had two daughters – myself and my younger sister, Nicole. We grew up playing softball and enjoyed painting at my mom’s folk-art store. Little did we know that life was about to change in a monstrous way.

Nov 21, 2019

Why I Became A Wishgranter

barillesisters
When I look back on my childhood, I would like to think that it was fairly typical. My parents had two daughters – myself and my younger sister, Nicole. We grew up playing softball and enjoyed painting at my mom’s folk-art store. Little did we know that life was about to change in a monstrous way.

Nov 06, 2019

Giving Thanks to Longtime Partner Applebees

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Since 2008, Applebees / T. L. Cannon Companies has been a committed partner of Make-A-Wish, making life-changing wishes possible through annual fundraisers, wish family celebrations in restaurants, and a summer golf tournament in the Greater Rochester region. They have donated close to $1.5 million across their territory and touched hundreds of lives.

Nov 06, 2019

Giving Thanks to Longtime Partner Applebees

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Since 2008, Applebees / T. L. Cannon Companies has been a committed partner of Make-A-Wish, making life-changing wishes possible through annual fundraisers, wish family celebrations in restaurants, and a summer golf tournament in the Greater Rochester region. They have donated close to $1.5 million across their territory and touched hundreds of lives.

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