TripsThatTransform Photos & Videos

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In September 2017, wish kid Sarah had two strokes which were caused by a rare auto immune disease. This past May, her wish to go to Hawaii was granted. During her wish trip, she attended a luau, walked on the black sand beaches, saw sea turtles and experienced the beautiful scenery the islands have to offer. It was the perfect way to celebrate her graduating high school early and she will soon be attending college in Greensboro, NC! Learn more about the #tripsthattransform at our link in bio

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JWA and @makeawishocie are excited to debut the first-ever North American airport children’s “Wish Lounge,” a play area with child-sized furniture where kids can enjoy coloring activities, reading books, playing games and taking photos at a ‘selfie-station’ equipped with photo props and a giant teddy bear. The Wish Lounge is part of the month-long Trips that Transform campaign to help grant travel wishes through the donation of unused, low-balance or soon-to-expire, @americanair , @delta , @jetblue , @southwestair or @united airline miles. Once donated, airline miles never expire. To learn more or donate online, visit www.ocair.com/wish. The Wish Lounge is conveniently located in an enclosed area adjacent to the Nursing Mother’s Lounge in Terminal B (post-security) between Gates 11/12 near restrooms and provides easy access to nearby food concessions. Read more: https://bit.ly/2KJrCb8. #jwawishes #tripsthattransform

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Something as simple as riding in a car together was an experience Steven’s family hadn’t shared in nearly two years – until his wish came true. After being diagnosed with a life-threatening gastrointestinal disease at 10-years-old, Steven’s illness took a serious toll on the family. Finances were tight and after a car accident totaled the family car, they had no means of buying another. When Steven wished to road trip to the @Yankees spring training, @Avis arranged for a minivan rental for the family, restoring a sense of normalcy the family had been missing. “For the first time since Steven’s diagnosis, our entire family was in a car together,” Steven’s mom, Theresa said. “It was the first moment that life felt normal again. We sang songs and the kids even chose to eat in the car, instead of eating outside in the beautiful Florida weather.” When you book a rental car with Avis during the month of August at avis.com/wish, 10% goes back to @makeawishamerica to make even more wishes like Steven’s come true. 🚗 Learn more about #TripsThatTransform and travel partners like Avis that make life-changing wishes possible at link in bio. ⚾ @makeawishmetrony 

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As a talented contortionist, 14-year-old Khulan is used to being upside down. But when she was diagnosed with a critical autoimmune disorder in 2013, she found her whole world had been tilted on its axis. Fortunately, her physician knew that wishes can be an integral part of treatment and referred Khulan to @makeawishSF. When she found out that her one true wish to go to #Paris would be coming true, she was able to stop dwelling so much on her illness and hair loss and focus her attention on something positive—preparing for a trip. “Her wish was important for her, especially during those difficult times,” says Khulan’s mom, Bayarjargal. “She had something to look forward to when she got better… Definitely there was a boost once the Make-A-Wish process started.” As Khulan’s family embarked on their trip, it was an opportunity for them to experience the Parisian wonders they’d dreamed of, while also giving the whole family a chance to reconnect and relax. Learn more about #TripsThatTransform and the generous travel partners that make wishes like Khulan’s possible at link in bio. 🇫🇷 🥐 👨🎨 @makeawishamerica 🛫: @United

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Born with a congenital heart disease, wish kid Randy connected with @southwestair after noticing the hearts on their planes. ❤️ 💛 💙️ He wished to spend time with the planes and the people that make them fly, so he wished to be a mechanic for Southwest Airlines! ✈️👨‍🔧 During his wish day, Randy and his new friends checked tire pressure, fixed seat belts and more to ensure all the Southwest planes were in tip top shape before taking off for their intended destinations. Thanks to travel partners like Southwest Airlines for granting life-changing wishes like Randy’s! Check out more from Randy’s wish in our Story! ❤️💛💙Learn more about #TripsThatTransform and donate your Southwest Rapid Rewards points at the link in bio. 🛫 @makeawishocie #SouthwestHeart

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A wish does not just last a moment. It is the beginning to a new journey of optimism, bravery and courage, in the fight against critical illnesses. Just ask 9-year-old Harry from @wishillinois. Due to the progression of his endocrine disorder, Harry is losing his vision. For his wish, he shared a heartfelt request to have a picnic on the beach with his family in Hawaii. 🧺🌅 As the family enjoyed ribs (Harry’s favorite!) and the sunset that night, they created memories together to last a lifetime. Read more about #TripsThatTransform and the travel partners that make life-changing moments like these possible at link in bio. @makeawishhawaii ✈️: @united

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Today is #NationalAviationDay ! We know that wish trips change lives, and each year, our airline partners go above and beyond to bring the joy of travel wishes to our wish kids. But we need your help! You can be a part of bringing hope to wish kids today by donating your air miles or points. Learn more and give now to help a child experience life beyond illness at link in bio. #TripsThatTransform

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On this week's Make-A-Wish Monday on @News3LV , The Wagners checks back in on 12-year-old Jayda who, after an exciting surprise wish reveal at the News 3 Studio, just got back from her wish trip to Paris! While on her wish, Jayda got to see the Eiffel Tower, taking in thousands of years of art at the Louvre, and even experience the wonders of the Paris zoo! According to her mom, "Jayda was happier and had no worries. She wanted to explore and be out doing things all the time. She didn’t want to come home.” Head to the link in our bio to watch the full video. #TripsThatTransform #SummerofWishes

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Today is National Aviation Day! ✈️ 28 years after his wish to be a pilot, Marcus beamed with excitement as he reconnected with his wish granters and piloted an A-10 in the skies over a virtual southern Arizona landscape. The odds of him sitting where he was at that moment in time were immeasurable... the last time he had been in a flight simulator was when he was 10 years old, after being diagnosed with leukemia. _ We know that wish trips change lives, and each year, our airline partners go above and beyond to bring the joy of travel wishes to our wish kids. You can be a part of this hope by donating your air miles or points. Learn more and give now to help a child experience life beyond illness at Arizona.wish.org/travel. #TripsThatTransform #pilot #flyphx #flightsimulator #aviation #aviationday #airplane #flying #plane #nationalaviationday #davismonthan #airforcebase @davismonthan_afb

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Born with a congenital heart disease, wish kid Randy connected with @southwestair after noticing the hearts on their planes. 💙️ He wished to spend time with the planes and the people that make them fly, so he wished to be a mechanic for Southwest Airlines! ✈️👨‍🔧 During his wish day, Randy and his new friends checked tire pressure, fixed seat belts and more to ensure all the Southwest planes were in tip top shape before taking off for their intended destinations. Thanks to travel partners like Southwest Airlines for granting life-changing wishes like Randy’s! Check out more from Randy’s wish in our Story! 💙 Learn more about #TripsThatTransform and donate your Southwest Rapid Rewards points by clicking the link in bio. 🛫 #SouthwestHeart

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Today is #NationalAviationDay ! We know that wish trips change lives, and each year, our airline partners go above and beyond to bring the joy of travel wishes to our wish kids. But we need your help! You can be a part of bringing hope to wish kids today by donating your air miles or points. Give now to help a child experience life beyond illness: nj.wish.org/travel ✈️ ... #TripsThatTransform #WishImpact #MakeAWish #MakeAWishNJ #MAWNJ #MakeAWishNewJersey #NJ #NewJersey #MakeAWish #wishes #nonprofit #travel #wishgranted #iwishtogo #aviation #plane #airmiles

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Born with a congenital heart disease, wish kid Randy connected with @southwestair after noticing the hearts on their planes. ❤️ 💛 💙️ He wished to spend time with the planes and the people that make them fly, so he wished to be a mechanic for Southwest Airlines! ✈️👨🔧 During his wish day, Randy and his new friends checked tire pressure, fixed seat belts and more to ensure all the Southwest planes were in tip top shape before taking off for their intended destinations. Thanks to travel partners like Southwest Airlines for granting life-changing wishes like Randy’s! Learn more about #TripsThatTransform and donate your Southwest Rapid Rewards points at the link in bio. 🛫 @makeawishocie , @makeawishamerica #SouthwestHeart

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Born with a congenital heart disease, wish kid Randy connected with @southwestair after noticing the hearts on their planes. ❤️ 💛 💙️ He wished to spend time with the planes and the people that make them fly, so he wished to be a mechanic for Southwest Airlines! ✈️👨‍🔧 During his wish day, Randy and his new friends checked tire pressure, fixed seat belts and more to ensure all the Southwest planes were in tip top shape before taking off for their intended destinations. Thanks to travel partners like Southwest Airlines for granting life-changing wishes like Randy’s! Check out more from Randy’s wish in our Story! ❤️💛💙Learn more about #TripsThatTransform and donate your Southwest Rapid Rewards points at the link in bio. 🛫 @makeawishocie #SouthwestHeart

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When eight-year-old Gavin stood in the Wishing Room at the Samuel & Josephine Plumeri Wishing Place, the task of choosing his wish was simple. He thought back to all the times after his diagnosis in December of 2016 when he had hung out with his four-legged, cuddly therapy friends. Interacting with the animals made his treatments for acute lymphoblastic leukemia much easier. So naturally, Gavin knew he wanted to wish to be a zookeeper at Australia Zoo! Soon, he was suiting up in a khaki uniform to learn from the professionals at the zoo. They zipped him around the facility, allowing him to interact and care for tigers, wombats, rhinos, and koalas, feed the birds, kangaroos, and giraffes. Gavin says his favorite part was visiting the meerkats, one of which sat on his head. “It was a once in a lifetime chance to go all the way to Australia,” Gavin says. “When I get older, I want to go back. If I could, I would work in the Australia Zoo with the koalas, meerkats and the wombats!” Help provide more #TripsThatTransform for children and families like Gavin's by donating your airline miles at nj.wish.org/travel. ✈️ ... #WishImpact #MakeAWish #MakeAWishNJ #MAWNJ #MakeAWishNewJersey #NJ #NewJersey #MakeAWish #wishes #nonprofit #travel #wishgranted #iwishtogo #australia #zoo #zookeeper #koala #australiazoo #animals #wildlife

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Born with a congenital heart disease, wish kid Randy connected with @southwestair after noticing the hearts on their planes. He wished to spend time with the planes and the people that make them fly, so he wished to be a mechanic for Southwest Airlines! During his wish day, Randy and his new friends checked tire pressure, fixed seat belts and more to ensure all the Southwest planes were in tip top shape before taking off for their intended destinations. Thanks to travel partners like Southwest Airlines for granting life-changing wishes like Randy’s! Learn more about #TripsThatTransform and donate your Southwest Rapid Rewards points at the link in bio. @makeawishocie , @makeawishamerica #SouthwestHeart

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Born with a congenital heart disease, wish kid Randy connected with @southwestair after noticing the hearts on their planes. ❤️ 💛 💙️ He wished to spend time with the planes and the people that make them fly, so he wished to be a mechanic for Southwest Airlines! ✈️👨🔧 During his wish day, Randy and his new friends checked tire pressure, fixed seat belts and more to ensure all the Southwest planes were in tip top shape before taking off for their intended destinations. Thanks to travel partners like Southwest Airlines for granting life-changing wishes like Randy’s! Learn more about #TripsThatTransform and donate your Southwest Rapid Rewards points at the link in bio. 🛫 @makeawishocie , @makeawishamerica #SouthwestHeart

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Born with a congenital heart disease, wish kid Randy connected with @southwestair after noticing the hearts on their planes. He wished to spend time with the planes and the people that make them fly, so he wished to be a mechanic for Southwest Airlines! During his wish day, Randy and his new friends checked tire pressure, fixed seat belts and more to ensure all the Southwest planes were in tip top shape before taking off for their intended destinations. Thanks to travel partners like Southwest Airlines for granting life-changing wishes like Randy’s! Learn more about #TripsThatTransform and donate your Southwest Rapid Rewards points at the link in bio. @makeawishocie , @makeawishamerica #SouthwestHeart

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Born with a congenital heart disease, wish kid Randy connected with @southwestair after noticing the hearts on their planes. ❤️ 💛 💙️ He wished to spend time with the planes and the people that make them fly, so he wished to be a mechanic for Southwest Airlines! ✈️👨‍🔧 During his wish day, Randy and his new friends checked tire pressure, fixed seat belts and more to ensure all the Southwest planes were in tip top shape before taking off for their intended destinations. Thanks to travel partners like Southwest Airlines for granting life-changing wishes like Randy’s! Learn more about #TripsThatTransform and donate your Southwest Rapid Rewards points at the link in bio. 🛫 @makeawishocie , @makeawishamerica #SouthwestHeart

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Born with a congenital heart disease, wish kid Randy connected with @southwestair after noticing the hearts on their planes. He wished to spend time with the planes and the people that make them fly, so he wished to be a mechanic for Southwest Airlines! During his wish day, Randy and his new friends checked tire pressure, fixed seat belts and more to ensure all the Southwest planes were in tip top shape before taking off for their intended destinations. Thanks to travel partners like Southwest Airlines for granting life-changing wishes like Randy’s! Learn more about #TripsThatTransform and donate your Southwest Rapid Rewards points at the link in bio. @makeawishocie , @makeawishamerica #SouthwestHeart

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Born with a congenital heart disease, wish kid Randy connected with @southwestair after noticing the hearts on their planes. He wished to spend time with the planes and the people that make them fly, so he wished to be a mechanic for Southwest Airlines! During his wish day, Randy and his new friends checked tire pressure, fixed seat belts and more to ensure all the Southwest planes were in tip top shape before taking off for their intended destinations. Thanks to travel partners like Southwest Airlines for granting life-changing wishes like Randy’s! Learn more about #TripsThatTransform and donate your Southwest Rapid Rewards points at the link in bio. @makeawishocie , @makeawishamerica #SouthwestHeart

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Born with a congenital heart disease, wish kid Randy connected with @southwestair after noticing the hearts on their planes. ❤️ 💛 💙 He wished to spend time with the planes and the people that make them fly, so he wished to be a mechanic for Southwest Airlines! During his wish day, Randy and his new friends checked tire pressure, fixed seat belts and more to ensure all the Southwest planes were in tip top shape before taking off for their intended destinations. Thanks to travel partners like Southwest Airlines for granting life-changing wishes like Randy’s! Learn more about #TripsThatTransform and donate your Southwest Rapid Rewards points at the link in bio. @makeawishocie , @makeawishamerica #SouthwestHeart

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Wish kid Jack wanted to learn more about marine life. What better place to explore marine life than the Maldives in the Indian Ocean? Dinner underwater and snorkeling on a private island was the trip his family needed, made possible thanks to our friends at @HiltonNewsroom. Learn more about #TripsThatTransform and the generous travel partners, like Hilton, that make these wishes possible at link in bio. 🌊 @wishmidatlantic @makeawishamerica

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When we asked Zeila what getting her wish granted would mean to her, she had a touching response: “It would mean that all that time I spent in the hospital feeling bad was worth it if I could go to my favorite place.” Zeila's wish to go to Tokyo inspired her whole family and helped her fight her diagnosis. You can help more travel wishes like Zeila's take flight through gifts of cash or airline miles. Give now at hawaii.wish.org/travel. ✈️ #TripsThatTransform

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Wish kid Paul knows what it’s like to overcome obstacles. Adopted out of a Vietnamese orphanage when he was just a baby, Paul received the devastating diagnosis of a brain tumor when he was in high school. With his family by his side, he bravely endured treatments as he looked to his support system for strength. When @makeawishohkyin entered the picture and offered the chance to wish for anything, Paul began to dream again. After overcoming so much in such a short of time, Paul knew he wanted to return to his roots to see where his story began, leading him to wish to go to #Vietnam to visit the orphanage where he was born. Paul’s mom shared, "My children are now able to understand what being born in Vietnam means. We got to return to the orphanage where both of our kids were taken care of for the beginning of their lives. They know how beautiful and amazing Vietnam is and they have a pride in their heritage." Read more about #TripsThatTransform at link in bio. 🇻🇳 @makeawishamerica 🛫: @delta

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“Our favorite parts of the experience were spending all of our time together, and just hanging out and having fun with each other. It was very special, and probably the best time of my life. I think it made our family much closer, and we all had an amazing time,” shared wish kid Lucas. Lucas was just a baby when he was diagnosed with congenital heart disease, so it’s hard for him to imagine a life without his illness. Now 14-years-old, he’s no stranger to surgeries, invasive treatments and doctor appointments. Through it all, he relies on the strength of his family, and they remain brave for one another. When Lucas learned he qualified for a wish from @makeawishsnv , he wanted to do something the whole family could enjoy together: he wished to go to #Alaska. 🏔️ Learn more about #TripsThatTransform and our generous travel partners that make these wishes possible at link in bio.   #ziplining #dogsledding 🚗: @avis

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One of the most powerful aspects of the wish is the anticipation. It helps kids push through dark times towards the light at the end of the tunnel - their wish. But did you know there's actually science that says the happiest part of a trip happens before you even leave? Find out why by clicking the link in our bio! #TripsThatTransform #Travel #Explore #Wish #MakeAWish

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Wish kid Jack wanted to learn more about marine life. What better place to explore marine life than the Maldives in the Indian Ocean? Dinner underwater and snorkeling on a private island was the trip his family needed, made possible thanks to our friends at @HiltonNewsroom. Learn more about #TripsThatTransform and the generous travel partners, like Hilton, that make these wishes possible at link in bio. @wishmidatlantic @makeawishamerica

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“My mom would never cry in front of me. But my aunts would tell me she would break down and cry once she left my room. Seeing her #parasailing and screaming ‘I feel free,’ made me so happy!” Wish kid Kimberly shared. “I like to call myself the chosen one. Not everyone goes through a sickness, but to be able to come out of it shows strength! [During my wish] I just felt like a normal kid. I felt relieved and relaxed. I had no worries in the world. The wish showed me the world and inspired me to continue to be positive!” 17-year-old Kimberly’s wish to go to Mo’orea was more than just a trip to a tropical paradise—it was part of the healing process for both her and her family. Learn how you can help provide more #TripsThatTransform for children and families like Kimberley’s at link in bio. 🌺 @makeawishlosangeles #moorea

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Wish kid Jack wanted to learn more about marine life. What better place to explore marine life than the Maldives in the Indian Ocean? Dinner underwater and snorkeling on a private island was the trip his family needed, made possible thanks to our friends at @HiltonNewsroom. Learn more about #TripsThatTransform and the generous travel partners, like Hilton, that make these wishes possible at link in bio.

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#repost @makeawishcnfl ・・・ During difficult stem cell transplants and leukemia treatments, wish kid Jack’s love for animals kept his spirits high during this very difficult time. When he was told he was eligible for a wish from @wishmidatlantic , he knew he wanted to use this opportunity to explore his passion: marine life. A wish to go to the Maldives was the much-needed getaway that Jack and his family needed. During their time in the tropical country, located in the Indian Ocean, Jack and his family stayed in an over-water hut, courtesy of our friends at @hiltonhotels , dined at an underwater restaurant and even embarked on a private island excursion! “We learned to snorkel –and vowed to make it our new family hobby! One of the many, many highlights was seeing the sea turtles. Jack amazed the guides by identifying all the fish he saw and by the questions he asked,” Jack’s mom, Lesli, said. Learn more about #TripsThatTransform and the generous travel partners that make these wishes possible at link in bio. 🌊 @makeawishamerica

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Wish kid Jack wanted to learn more about marine life. What better place to explore marine life than the Maldives in the Indian Ocean? Dinner underwater and snorkeling on a private island was the trip his family needed, made possible thanks to our friends at @HiltonNewsroom. Learn more about #TripsThatTransform and the generous travel partners, like Hilton, that make these wishes possible at link in bio. 🌊 @wishmidatlantic @makeawishamerica

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During difficult stem cell transplants and leukemia treatments, wish kid Jack’s love for animals kept his spirits high during this very difficult time. When he was told he was eligible for a wish from @wishmidatlantic , he knew he wanted to use this opportunity to explore his passion: marine life. A wish to go to the Maldives was the much-needed getaway that Jack and his family needed. During their time in the tropical country, located in the Indian Ocean, Jack and his family stayed in an over-water hut, courtesy of our friends at @hiltonhotels , dined at an underwater restaurant and even embarked on a private island excursion! “We learned to snorkel –and vowed to make it our new family hobby! One of the many, many highlights was seeing the sea turtles. Jack amazed the guides by identifying all the fish he saw and by the questions he asked,” Jack’s mom, Lesli, said. Learn more about #TripsThatTransform and the generous travel partners that make these wishes possible at link in bio. 🌊 @makeawishamerica

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Wish kid Jack wanted to learn more about marine life. What better place to explore marine life than the Maldives in the Indian Ocean? Dinner underwater and snorkeling on a private island was the trip his family needed, made possible thanks to our friends at @HiltonNewsroom. Learn more about #TripsThatTransform and the generous travel partners, like Hilton, that make these wishes possible at link in bio. @wishmidatlantic @makeawishamerica

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Wish kid Jack wanted to learn more about marine life. What better place to explore marine life than the Maldives in the Indian Ocean? Dinner underwater and snorkeling on a private island was the trip his family needed, made possible thanks to our friends at @HiltonNewsroom. Learn more about #TripsThatTransform and the generous travel partners, like Hilton, that make these wishes possible at link in bio. @wishmidatlantic @makeawishamerica

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During difficult stem cell transplants and leukemia treatments, wish kid Jack’s love for animals kept his spirits high during this very difficult time. When he was told he was eligible for a wish from @wishmidatlantic , he knew he wanted to use this opportunity to explore his passion: marine life. A wish to go to the Maldives was the much-needed getaway that Jack and his family needed. During their time in the tropical country, located in the Indian Ocean, Jack and his family stayed in an over-water hut, courtesy of our friends at @hiltonhotels , dined at an underwater restaurant and even embarked on a private island excursion! “We learned to snorkel –and vowed to make it our new family hobby! One of the many, many highlights was seeing the sea turtles. Jack amazed the guides by identifying all the fish he saw and by the questions he asked,” Jack’s mom, Lesli, said. Learn more about #TripsThatTransform and the generous travel partners that make these wishes possible at link in bio. 🌊 @makeawishamerica

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Wish kid Jack wanted to learn more about marine life. What better place to explore marine life than the Maldives in the Indian Ocean? Dinner underwater and snorkeling on a private island was the trip his family needed, made possible thanks to our friends at @HiltonNewsroom. Learn more about #TripsThatTransform and the generous travel partners, like Hilton, that make these wishes possible at link in bio. @wishmidatlantic @makeawishamerica

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Wish kid Jack wanted to learn more about marine life. What better place to explore marine life than the Maldives in the Indian Ocean? Dinner underwater and snorkeling on a private island was the trip his family needed, made possible thanks to our friends at @HiltonNewsroom. Learn more about #TripsThatTransform and the generous travel partners, like Hilton, that make these wishes possible at link in bio. @wishmidatlantic @makeawishamerica

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During difficult stem cell transplants and leukemia treatments, wish kid Jack’s love for animals kept his spirits high during this very difficult time. When he was told he was eligible for a wish from @wishmidatlantic , he knew he wanted to use this opportunity to explore his passion: marine life. A wish to go to the Maldives was the much-needed getaway that Jack and his family needed. During their time in the tropical country, located in the Indian Ocean, Jack and his family stayed in an over-water hut, courtesy of our friends at @hiltonhotels , dined at an underwater restaurant and even embarked on a private island excursion! “We learned to snorkel –and vowed to make it our new family hobby! One of the many, many highlights was seeing the sea turtles. Jack amazed the guides by identifying all the fish he saw and by the questions he asked,” Jack’s mom, Lesli, said. Learn more about #TripsThatTransform and the generous travel partners that make these wishes possible at link in bio. 🌊 @makeawishamerica

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Wish kid Jack wanted to learn more about marine life. What better place to explore marine life than the Maldives in the Indian Ocean? Dinner underwater and snorkeling on a private island was the trip his family needed, made possible thanks to our friends at @HiltonNewsroom. Learn more about #TripsThatTransform and the generous travel partners, like Hilton, that make these wishes possible at link in bio. 🌊 @wishmidatlantic

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Wish kid Jack wanted to learn more about marine life. What better place to explore marine life than the Maldives in the Indian Ocean? Dinner underwater and snorkeling on a private island was the trip his family needed, made possible thanks to our friends at @HiltonNewsroom. Learn more about #TripsThatTransform and the generous travel partners, like Hilton, that make these wishes possible at link in bio. 🌊 @wishmidatlantic @makeawishamerica

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Wish kid Jack wanted to learn more about marine life. What better place to explore marine life than the Maldives in the Indian Ocean? Dinner underwater and snorkeling on a private island was the trip his family needed, made possible thanks to our friends at @HiltonNewsroom. Learn more about #TripsThatTransform and the generous travel partners, like Hilton, that make these wishes possible at link in bio. @wishmidatlantic @makeawishamerica 🌊

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Wish kid Jack wanted to learn more about marine life. What better place to explore marine life than the Maldives in the Indian Ocean? Dinner underwater and snorkeling on a private island was the trip his family needed, made possible thanks to our friends at @HiltonNewsroom. Learn more about #TripsThatTransform and the generous travel partners, like Hilton, that make these wishes possible at link in bio. @wishmidatlantic @makeawishamerica

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During difficult stem cell transplants and leukemia treatments, wish kid Jack’s love for animals kept his spirits high during this very difficult time. When he was told he was eligible for a wish from @wishmidatlantic , he knew he wanted to use this opportunity to explore his passion: marine life. A wish to go to the Maldives was the much-needed getaway that Jack and his family needed. During their time in the tropical country, located in the Indian Ocean, Jack and his family stayed in an over-water hut, courtesy of our friends at @hiltonhotels , dined at an underwater restaurant and even embarked on a private island excursion! “We learned to snorkel –and vowed to make it our new family hobby! One of the many, many highlights was seeing the sea turtles. Jack amazed the guides by identifying all the fish he saw and by the questions he asked,” Jack’s mom, Lesli, said. Learn more about #TripsThatTransform and the generous travel partners that make these wishes possible at link in bio. 🌊 @makeawishamerica

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"She had the most fun time of her life! It made her believe wishes like this do come true." -Wish mom Danna⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Battling a heart condition, 10-year-old Hawaii Island wish kid Jayla has spent much of her childhood unable to do the sports and activities her friends get to enjoy. But when her wish granters entered her life, it was an opportunity to say "yes," and to let her focus on being a kid instead of a patient. #WishGranted #TripsThatTransform 🌟

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When children are battling a critical illness, a normal childhood is taken away from them. A wish gives kids the opportunity to look outside their illness & restores a sense of childhood back to the child & normalcy back to the family. For Michael, his cancer diagnosis meant time away from family and being confined in a hospital while he bravely endured chemotherapy. A wish was exactly what he needed to give him hope again. Michael’s mom shared, “We are forever grateful to @makeawishhv for giving Michael something to dream about and look forward to while he was going through his tough treatments. After months of anticipation and excitement…this wish-trip gave Michael an opportunity to be a care-free kid again with no worries in the world and all of us an opportunity to reconnect as a family and just have lots of fun together!” Special thanks to @JetBlue , a proud travel partner, who helped make Michael’s wish come true by flying him to beautiful Turks & Caicos and for showing our wish kids that the sky’s the limit! Check out our Story to see more from Michael’s wish. Learn more about our generous travel partners and donate your JetBlue TrueBlue points to @makeawishamerica at link in bio. #TripsThatTransform #JetBlueforGood

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For 8-year-old Elliet, diagnosed with a gastrointestinal disorder, the fun of her wish trip started before she even arrived in Alaska. After arriving at the airport for her flight, Elliet and her family were given VIP treatment, thanks to our friends at @delta. From a special visit to the cockpit and a chance to meet the pilots, Elliet couldn’t stop smiling. Her mom shared, “Delta Airlines went out of their way to make Elliet feel special by making her gifts, [sharing] fun announcements, and the pilot giving her his own wings and words of encouragement.” Thanks to kind travel partners like Delta for providing joyful moments our wish kids will never forget. Learn more about #TripsThatTransform at link in bio. @makeawishamerica

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Family has always been the center of the world for 9-year-old Jadyn, diagnosed with a genetic disorder. Her wish? To go visit her #grandparents and meet her #cousins in #Argentina 🇦🇷️ When they arrived, her grandparents were waiting at the airport and the moment Jadyn saw them, she raced into their arms. They enjoyed a week-long celebration of their #family finally being together, and throughout the trip, Jadyn’s cousins never left her side. Jadyn’s mom shared, “It was everything Jadyn could ever have imagined and then some! It was truly amazing, and Jadyn had the most wonderful time!” Learn more about #TripsThatTransform at link in bio. ❤️ @makeawish_CWNC @makeawishamerica 🛬: @AmericanAir

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8-year-old Elliet, diagnosed with a gastrointestinal disorder, the fun of her wish trip started before she even arrived in Alaska. After arriving at the airport for her flight, Elliet and her family were given VIP treatment, thanks to our friends at @delta. From a special visit to the cockpit and a chance to meet the pilots, Elliet couldn’t stop smiling. Her mom shared, “Delta Airlines went out of their way to make Elliet feel special by making her gifts, [sharing] fun announcements, and the pilot giving her his own wings and words of encouragement.” 👨✈️ 🏖️ Thanks to kind travel partners like Delta for providing joyful moments our wish kids will never forget. Learn more about #TripsThatTransform at link in bio. @makeawishpawv

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When children are battling a critical illness, a normal childhood is taken away from them. A wish gives kids the opportunity to look outside their illness & restores a sense of childhood back to the child & normalcy back to the family. For Michael, his cancer diagnosis meant time away from family and being confined in a hospital while he bravely endured chemotherapy. A wish was exactly what he needed to give him hope again. Michael’s mom shared, “We are forever grateful to @makeawishhv for giving Michael something to dream about and look forward to while he was going through his tough treatments. After months of anticipation and excitement…this wish-trip gave Michael an opportunity to be a care-free kid again with no worries in the world and all of us an opportunity to reconnect as a family and just have lots of fun together!” Special thanks to @JetBlue , a proud travel partner, who helped make Michael’s wish come true by flying him to beautiful Turks & Caicos and for showing our wish kids that the sky’s the limit! Check out our Story to see more from Michael’s wish. Learn more about our generous travel partners and donate your JetBlue TrueBlue points to @makeawishamerica at link in bio. #TripsThatTransform #JetBlueforGood

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Can you guess this wish? We'll give you a hint - in this location, legend has it that anyone who folds 1,000 paper cranes will have their wish granted. Swipe to see Sasha's wish at her dream destination, and click the link in our bio to help other kids reach theirs! #TripsThatTransform #MakeAWish #NYC #Travel #Explore

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6 days ago

When children are battling a critical illness, a normal childhood is taken away from them. A wish gives kids the opportunity to look outside their illness & restores a sense of childhood back to the child & normalcy back to the family. For Michael, his cancer diagnosis meant time away from family and being confined in a hospital while he bravely endured chemotherapy. A wish was exactly what he needed to give him hope again. Michael’s mom shared, “We are forever grateful to @makeawishhv for giving Michael something to dream about and look forward to while he was going through his tough treatments. After months of anticipation and excitement…this wish-trip gave Michael an opportunity to be a care-free kid again with no worries in the world and all of us an opportunity to reconnect as a family and just have lots of fun together!”⠀ ⠀ Special thanks to @JetBlue , a proud travel partner, who helped make Michael’s wish come true by flying him to beautiful Turks & Caicos and for showing our wish kids that the sky’s the limit! Check out our Story to see more from Michael’s wish. Learn more about our generous travel partners and donate your JetBlue TrueBlue points to @makeawishamerica at link in bio. #TripsThatTransform #JetBlueforGood

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When children are battling a critical illness, a normal childhood is taken away from them. A wish gives kids the opportunity to look outside their illness & restores a sense of childhood back to the child & normalcy back to the family. For Michael, his cancer diagnosis meant time away from family and being confined in a hospital while he bravely endured chemotherapy. A wish was exactly what he needed to give him hope again. Michael’s mom shared, “We are forever grateful to @makeawishhv for giving Michael something to dream about and look forward to while he was going through his tough treatments. After months of anticipation and excitement…this wish-trip gave Michael an opportunity to be a care-free kid again with no worries in the world and all of us an opportunity to reconnect as a family and just have lots of fun together!” Special thanks to @JetBlue , a proud travel partner, who helped make Michael’s wish come true by flying him to beautiful Turks & Caicos and for showing our wish kids that the sky’s the limit! Check out our Story to see more from Michael’s wish. Learn more about our generous travel partners and donate your JetBlue TrueBlue points to @makeawishamerica at link in bio. #TripsThatTransform #JetBlueforGood

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6 days ago

When children are battling a critical illness, a normal childhood is taken away from them. A wish gives kids the opportunity to look outside their illness & restores a sense of childhood back to the child & normalcy back to the family. For Michael, his cancer diagnosis meant time away from family and being confined in a hospital while he bravely endured chemotherapy. A wish was exactly what he needed to give him hope again. Michael’s mom shared, “We are forever grateful to @makeawishhv for giving Michael something to dream about and look forward to while he was going through his tough treatments. After months of anticipation and excitement…this wish-trip gave Michael an opportunity to be a care-free kid again with no worries in the world and all of us an opportunity to reconnect as a family and just have lots of fun together!”⠀ ⠀ Special thanks to @JetBlue , a proud travel partner, who helped make Michael’s wish come true by flying him to beautiful Turks & Caicos and for showing our wish kids that the sky’s the limit! Check out our Story to see more from Michael’s wish. Learn more about our generous travel partners and donate your JetBlue TrueBlue points to @makeawishamerica at link in bio. #TripsThatTransform #JetBlueforGood

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When children are battling a critical illness, a normal childhood is taken away from them. A wish gives kids the opportunity to look outside their illness & restores a sense of childhood back to the child & normalcy back to the family. For Michael, his cancer diagnosis meant time away from family and being confined in a hospital while he bravely endured chemotherapy. A wish was exactly what he needed to give him hope again. Michael’s mom shared, “We are forever grateful to @makeawishhv for giving Michael something to dream about and look forward to while he was going through his tough treatments. After months of anticipation and excitement…this wish-trip gave Michael an opportunity to be a care-free kid again with no worries in the world and all of us an opportunity to reconnect as a family and just have lots of fun together!” Special thanks to @JetBlue , a proud travel partner, who helped make Michael’s wish come true by flying him to beautiful Turks & Caicos and for showing our wish kids that the sky’s the limit! Check out our Story to see more from Michael’s wish. Learn more about our generous travel partners and donate your JetBlue TrueBlue points to @makeawishamerica at link in bio. #TripsThatTransform #JetBlueforGood

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6 days ago

For a child with a critical illness and his or her family, a wish trip is a much-needed escape from the unimaginable reality of battling a critical illness. Wish trips give these children and their families a chance to reconnect and create joyful memories that will last forever. Many families return from their wish trips feeling stronger and more hopeful. Thanks to partners like @Airbnb and their Open Homes program, wish kids like Grace are given a temporary home during wish travel and a space to be authentically themselves during much-deserved respite. As an Open Homes host, you can show your generosity by temporarily offering your space for free to wish families during their trip. Visit wish.org/airbnb to learn more about how Open Homes supports @makeawishamerica. 🏠For more #TripsThatTransform , visit link in bio. 🌟

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For a child with a critical illness and his or her family, a wish trip is a much-needed escape from the unimaginable reality of battling a critical illness. Wish trips give these children and their families a chance to reconnect and create joyful memories that will last forever. Many families return from their wish trips feeling stronger and more hopeful. Thanks to partners like @Airbnb and their Open Homes program, wish kids like Grace are given a temporary home during wish travel and a space to be authentically themselves during much-deserved respite. As an Open Homes host, you can show your generosity by temporarily offering your space for free to wish families during their trip. Visit wish.org/airbnb to learn more about how Open Homes supports @makeawishamerica. 🏠For more #TripsThatTransform , visit link in bio. 🌟 @makeawishhawaii

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When children are battling a critical illness, a normal childhood is taken away from them. A wish gives kids the opportunity to look outside their illness & restores a sense of childhood back to the child & normalcy back to the family. For Michael, his cancer diagnosis meant time away from family and being confined in a hospital while he bravely endured chemotherapy. A wish was exactly what he needed to give him hope again. Michael’s mom shared, “We are forever grateful to @makeawishhv for giving Michael something to dream about and look forward to while he was going through his tough treatments. After months of anticipation and excitement…this wish-trip gave Michael an opportunity to be a care-free kid again with no worries in the world and all of us an opportunity to reconnect as a family and just have lots of fun together!” Special thanks to @JetBlue , a proud travel partner, who helped make Michael’s wish come true by flying him to beautiful Turks & Caicos and for showing our wish kids that the sky’s the limit! Learn more about our generous travel partners and donate your JetBlue TrueBlue points to @makeawishamerica at link in bio. #TripsThatTransform #JetBlueforGood

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When children are battling a critical illness, a normal childhood is taken away from them. A wish gives kids the opportunity to look outside their illness & restores a sense of childhood back to the child & normalcy back to the family. For Michael, his cancer diagnosis meant time away from family and being confined in a hospital while he bravely endured chemotherapy. A wish was exactly what he needed to give him hope again. Michael’s mom shared, “We are forever grateful to Make-A-Wish for giving Michael something to dream about and look forward to while he was going through his tough treatments. After months of anticipation and excitement…this wish-trip gave Michael an opportunity to be a care-free kid again with no worries in the world and all of us an opportunity to reconnect as a family and just have lots of fun together!” Special thanks to @JetBlue , a proud travel partner, who helped make Michael’s wish come true by flying him to beautiful Turks & Caicos and for showing our wish kids that the sky’s the limit! 🛫 Learn more about our generous travel partners and donate your JetBlue TrueBlue points at link in our bio. #TripsThatTransform #JetBlueforGood

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Janelle is described by friends and family as being a sweet girl who loves nothing more than animals, especially dolphins. Unfortunately, she was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease that has complicated her life and has stolen her carefree outlook. Whenever Janelle would be awaiting test results or treatment options, she'd watch her favorite movie Dolphin Tale. So when Make-A-Wish entered her life, Janelle knew exactly what she wanted her wish to be: to go to Hawaii to swim with dolphins⭐️💙 #WishWednesday #SummerOfWishes #TripsThatTransform

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When children are battling a critical illness, a normal childhood is taken away from them. A wish gives kids the opportunity to look outside their illness & restores a sense of childhood back to the child & normalcy back to the family. For Michael, his cancer diagnosis meant time away from family and being confined in a hospital while he bravely endured chemotherapy. A wish was exactly what he needed to give him hope again. Michael’s mom shared, “We are forever grateful to @makeawishhv for giving Michael something to dream about and look forward to while he was going through his tough treatments. After months of anticipation and excitement…this wish-trip gave Michael an opportunity to be a care-free kid again with no worries in the world and all of us an opportunity to reconnect as a family and just have lots of fun together!” Special thanks to @JetBlue , a proud travel partner, who helped make Michael’s wish come true by flying him to beautiful Turks & Caicos and for showing our wish kids that the sky’s the limit! Check out our Story to see more from Michael’s wish. 🛫 Learn more about our generous travel partners and donate your JetBlue TrueBlue points at link in bio. #TripsThatTransform #JetBlueforGood

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When children are battling a critical illness, a normal childhood is taken away from them. A wish gives kids the opportunity to look outside their illness & restores a sense of childhood back to the child & normalcy back to the family. For Michael, his cancer diagnosis meant time away from family and being confined in a hospital while he bravely endured chemotherapy. A wish was exactly what he needed to give him hope again. Michael’s mom shared, “We are forever grateful to @makeawishhv for giving Michael something to dream about and look forward to while he was going through his tough treatments. After months of anticipation and excitement…this wish-trip gave Michael an opportunity to be a care-free kid again with no worries in the world and all of us an opportunity to reconnect as a family and just have lots of fun together!” Special thanks to @JetBlue , a proud travel partner, who helped make Michael’s wish come true by flying him to beautiful Turks & Caicos and for showing our wish kids that the sky’s the limit! Check out our Story to see more from Michael’s wish. Learn more about our generous travel partners and donate your JetBlue TrueBlue points to @makeawishamerica at link in bio. #TripsThatTransform #JetBlueforGood

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When children are battling a critical illness, a normal childhood is taken away from them. A wish gives kids the opportunity to look outside their illness & restores a sense of childhood back to the child & normalcy back to the family. For Michael, his cancer diagnosis meant time away from family and being confined in a hospital while he bravely endured chemotherapy. A wish was exactly what he needed to give him hope again. Michael’s mom shared, “We are forever grateful to @makeawishhv for giving Michael something to dream about and look forward to while he was going through his tough treatments. After months of anticipation and excitement…this wish-trip gave Michael an opportunity to be a care-free kid again with no worries in the world and all of us an opportunity to reconnect as a family and just have lots of fun together!” • • Special thanks to @JetBlue , a proud travel partner, who helped make Michael’s wish come true by flying him to beautiful Turks & Caicos and for showing our wish kids that the sky’s the limit! Check out our Story to see more from Michael’s wish. 🛩 Learn more about our generous travel partners and donate your JetBlue TrueBlue points to @makeawishamerica at link in bio. #TripsThatTransform #JetBlueforGood

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For a child with a critical illness and his or her family, a wish trip is a much-needed escape from the unimaginable reality of battling a critical illness. Wish trips give these children and their families a chance to reconnect and create joyful memories that will last forever. Many families return from their wish trips feeling stronger and more hopeful. Thanks to partners like @Airbnb and their Open Homes program, wish kids like Grace are given a temporary home during wish travel and a space to be authentically themselves during much-deserved respite. As an Open Homes host, you can show your generosity by temporarily offering your space for free to wish families during their trip. Visit wish.org/airbnb to learn more about how Open Homes supports @makeawishamerica. 🏠For more #TripsThatTransform , visit link in bio. 🌟 @makeawishhawaii

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Diagnosed with a rare type of cancer, 8-year-old Mischa spent most of her childhood in and out of treatment and chemotherapy sessions. Mischa’s family provided strength during hard days, and she found hope in the thought of a wish from @makeawishsnv. Mischa wished to travel with her family to #Paris , #France , to see her beloved uncle and experience all the sights and sounds the city had to offer. After jetting off on a @united flight, her wish came true. Mischa’s family shared, “Seeing the joy in our daughter's eyes, the endless energy, and hearing the mesmerized ‘wows’ while she ran from shop to shop in the marketplace was priceless. You made Mischa's wish come true; you helped us remember to "live" again, and you brought us closer together as a family, after what seemed to be a battle that shattered all of our lives. We are forever thankful.” Learn more and donate your United MileagePlus® miles to @makeawishamerica at the link in bio. 🛬🇫🇷 #TripsThatTransform

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When wish kids are granted a wish, they get more than just a great experience for a day, two days, or a week. That experience improves the quality of life for them and their entire family. For wish kid Sofia from @wishillinois , her diagnosis of a heart condition affected her entire family, but once her wish to go to #Hawaii was granted, healing began to happen. For the first time in a long time, her siblings weren’t worrying about her, and instead, everyone was able to enjoy family time on the beach, laughing and playing together. Sofia’s mom shared, "The trip brought Sofia's spirits up. She truly enjoyed every minute of it. She got to get away from all her problems and just have fun." Read more about the generous travel partners that bring comfort and hope to families like Sofia’s at link in bio. #TripsThatTransform 🌊🐚 @makeawishhawaii @makeawishamerica 🛬: @AmericanAir

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A wish come true can mark a positive turning point in a child’s battle for health. For Enrique, his wish to go to Paris proved that his dreams could turn into reality. After being born with a progressive genetic disorder, Enrique had many aspects of his childhood and adolescence taken from him. When he found out his wish to go to #Paris would be granted by @makeawishutah , he began to dream again. During his trip to #France , Enrique and his family enjoyed all the crepes they could eat, visits to the #EiffelTower , and the chance to see world famous artwork like the #MonaLisa in person. Best of all? Enrique said he had a more positive and excited outlook on life. “I feel like my dreams actually came true,” Enrique said. Read more about #TripsThatTransform and these life-changing experiences for families like Enrique’s at link in bio. 🇫🇷 🥐🎨 ✈️: @americanair

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A wish come true can mark a positive turning point in a child’s battle for health. For Enrique, his wish to go to Paris proved that his dreams could turn into reality. After being born with a progressive genetic disorder, Enrique had many aspects of his childhood and adolescence taken from him. When he found out his wish to go to #Paris would be granted by @makeawishutah , he began to dream again. During his trip to #France , Enrique and his family enjoyed all the crepes they could eat, visits to the #EiffelTower , and the chance to see world famous artwork like the #MonaLisa in person. Best of all? Enrique said he had a more positive and excited outlook on life. “I feel like my dreams actually came true,” Enrique said. Read more about #TripsThatTransform and these life-changing experiences for familie like Enrique’s at link in bio. 🇫🇷 @makeawishamerica : @americanair

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When wish kid Conor was diagnosed with a rare metabolic disorder shortly after birth, his family was unsure of what the future held. Scared and anxious, they bravely endured tests, surgeries, and treatments in hopes of healing. Finally, in 2016, Conor received a life-saving liver transplant and a wish from @makeawishPHL. After so much time in and out of the hospital, Conor and his family just wanted the chance to be together again, leading Conor to wish for a trip with his family to the #FloridaKeys. The family traveled around the sunny beaches of #Florida. Conor's mom shared they experienced the “overwhelming sensation of being normal again.”️ Learn more about #TripsThatTransform and the generous travel partners that make these wishes possible at link in bio. 🏖 @makeawishamerica 🚗: @avis

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Diagnosed with a rare type of cancer, 8-year-old Mischa spent most of her childhood in and out of treatment and chemotherapy sessions. Mischa’s family provided strength during hard days, and she found hope in the thought of a wish from @makeawishsnv. Mischa wished to travel with her family to #Paris , #France , to see her beloved uncle and experience all the sights and sounds the city had to offer. After jetting off on a @united flight, her wish came true. Mischa’s family shared, “Seeing the joy in our daughter's eyes, the endless energy, and hearing the mesmerized ‘wows’ while she ran from shop to shop in the marketplace was priceless. You made Mischa's wish come true; you helped us remember to "live" again, and you brought us closer together as a family, after what seemed to be a battle that shattered all of our lives. We are forever thankful.” Learn more and donate your United MileagePlus® miles to @makeawishamerica at the link in bio. #tripsthattransform

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”Autumn was glad to have a completely different change of scenery for her wish. She wanted to feel like a tourist but also feel relaxed and she loves that her wish included historical, educational and fun activities. We were provided with everything to take her mind off of many things for a beautiful week. Our favorite part was the Turtle Tour!” Autumn, 17, wished to go to #Hawaii 🍍🌴 - #beach #travelgram #summer #oahu #honolulu #visithawaii #gohawaii #visitoahu #surfing #ocean #tripsthattransform

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