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Happy birthday, Make-A-Wish!

“ Thank you for all that you do for wish kids like Mary Anita and me! ”


- wish recipient Alyssa

Current and former wish kids send birthday greetings

Wish kid Mary Anita and her wish-granting volunteer Alyssa share a special bond: they are both wish kids. When Alyssa volunteered to help grant Mary Anita’s wish, she didn’t know how deep their bond would grow.

Alyssa received her wish in 2006. Now, she helps make wishes come true for other local kids with life-threatening medical conditions—kids like Mary Anita, who received her wish earlier this year.

Alyssa is completing a teaching internship at Mary Anita’s school. The two forged a unique friendship over their similar wish experiences and the time spent imagining Mary Anita’s perfect wish. Now, they are sharing the life-affirming power of a wish with their school, and teaching even more kids how they can play a role in making wishes come true.

In honor of our local chapter's 30th anniversary, Alyssa and Mary Anita put together a very special message for you. Enjoy!


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