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I Am Make-A-Wish: Leah

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When wishes bring hope, strength, and joy.

I’ve been a pediatric oncology social worker for 19 years, and referring kids to Make-A-Wish® Utah is one of the best parts of my job. Watching kids’ faces when they are dreaming and wishing is a beautiful thing. Some kids have very simple wishes, and I tell them to think and wish bigger. Their eyes get sparkly, a smile comes to their faces, and they are transported out of the hospital or clinic to a place of fun and imagination. Just thinking about a wish is healing and comforting. Make-A-Wish includes the entire immediate family, too. Often times, siblings’ needs are put aside while a child is undergoing cancer treatment. While the ill child is doing the wishing, the siblings benefit by being a part of the wish and enjoying special time together as a family. Make-A-Wish is so much more than a trip or a gift. It’s an amazing experience that brings families together and helps take away the hurt and fear. Please give generously to Make-A-Wish!

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June 25, 2012 - 11:25 AM

Make-A-Wish® Utah
771 East Winchester
Murray, UT 84107
(801) 262-9474
Toll Free Utah Only (800) 860-9474