March is Social Work Month, and we’re excited to spotlight one of our referral sources in Alaska.
As a social worker for Providence Medical Group’s Pediatric Sub-Specialty Clinic, Stephanie has referred over 30 Alaskan kids to Make-A-Wish in the past four years.
“Wishes allow kids to be kids,” said Stephanie. “It is a time when they do not have to focus on their medical condition and the treatment they are receiving.”
Wishes have proven physical and emotion benefits for children,
and she loves watching the “joy, wonder and excitement” unfold.
Whether a child has wished to go to Hawaii or to meet their favorite celebrity, Stephanie witnesses the happiness firsthand in a way that only wishes make possible. “When a child is going through medical treatment, they are able to think about their potential wish, or their wish that occurred, and it consistently brings a smile to their face.”
This month, we’re honoring social workers like Stephanie who make life brighter for children with critical illnesses. Thanks for working with us to help make wishes come true.
When a wish is granted, a child replaces fear with confidence, sadness with joy, and anxiety with hope. Become a volunteer
and help make wishes come true today.