Alaska and Washington, the local nonprofit organization in Spokane that grants wishes to children with critical illnesses, has hired Amy Morris as its new bilingual wish and administrative coordinator.
In this position, Morris will apply her language skills to coordinate wishes to include all Spanish-speaking wish families for the Eastern Washington region.
“I’ve always had a heart for children and a love of Spanish language and culture,” said Morris. “To have all of these elements in one position was almost hard to believe. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to be part of an organization responsible for planning and executing the biggest dream a child can think of. It is both a humbling responsibility and a great honor to serve these children and families who are so deserving of whatever kind of respite we can offer them.”
Prior to this position, Morris was a medical receptionist at The Kid’s Clinic in Spokane. Morris is looking forward to combining her passions of working with children and her love for Spanish language and culture to be a part of the wish granting process.
Morris earned her Bachelor’s degree in Spanish Language from Whitworth University in 2012 and currently resides in Spokane with her husband, Eric, and their two dogs, Stella and Reggie.
ABOUT MAKE-A-WISH ALASKA AND WASHINGTON
Together, we create life-changing wish experiences for children with critical illnesses. Research shows children who have wishes granted build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a critical illness. This improves their quality of life and produces better health outcomes. When a wish is granted, a child replaces fear with confidence, sadness with joy and anxiety with hope. Yet, not every child in our territory who is eligible for a wish receives one. With your help, we can change that. For more information please call 800.304.9474, visit akwa.wish.org
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