Make-A-Wish® Alaska and Washington, the local nonprofit organization that grants wishes to children with critical illnesses, has hired Grace Johnson as its new wish and administrative coordinator.
In this position, Johnson fulfills wishes for children in Eastern Washington, coordinates with local volunteers and provides administrative support. Johnson earned her Bachelor’s degree in communication studies from Gonzaga University and is looking forward to being involved with an organization that creates joy for children and families who need it most.
Each year, hundreds of volunteers throughout the northwest give their time and talent to help grant wishes to local children with life-threatening medical conditions, but we don’t have enough volunteers in Eastern Washington to fulfill all the wishes that are waiting. To learn more about volunteering with our chapter, visit http://akwa.wish.org/ways-to-help/volunteering.
About Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington
Since 1986, Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington has granted wishes to more than 6,300 local children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. From granting six wishes in our first year to now 332 this year, we have come a long way but our work is not over yet. With your help, we’re getting closer to reaching our vision to grant a wish to every eligible child by 2020, because we know that wishes matter. According to a 2011 study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true can influence the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illnesses, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. Every year, one in five seriously-ill children in Alaska and Washington does not receive a wish because they are not being referred to our program. That’s something we can all change. For more information about Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington and how you can share the power of a wish® please call 800.304.9474, visit akwa.wish.org or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @MakeAWishAKWA.
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