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'You Cant See Me'

Christi Guthrie | Posted 07.15.2014 | Parents
Christi Guthrie

I want my children to develop into their own true selves without my leading them to who I think they should be.

World's Sweetest Child Uses Make-A-Wish To Bring Toys To Other Sick Kids

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 06.27.2014 | Good News

When the Make-A-Wish Foundation offered 4-year-old Dominic Kerr a wish, the sweet child decided to bring joy to other children. Dominic, who was d...

Nerdfighters: The Online Community Behind the Box-Office Hit

Neta Kligler-Vilenchik | Posted 06.27.2014 | Entertainment
Neta Kligler-Vilenchik

Esther Earl, who inspired John Green's bestselling Young-Adult book-turned-movie, would not want you to cry, but rather to celebrate friendship and life. Esther's greatest wish, granted to her by the Make-A-Wish Foundation, was to meet her online friends face-to-face.

Family On Make-A-Wish Tour Survives Scary Helicopter Landing

AP | Posted 06.18.2014 | Impact

HONOLULU (AP) — An Illinois family of six making a Make-A-Wish trip to Maui is safe after a hard helicopter landing. KHON-TV (http://bit.ly/1oGiMvo...

Social Media Makes an Impact on Society

Jay Scott | Posted 05.30.2014 | Impact
Jay Scott

When I was growing up, there was no such thing as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or even cell phones! However, today, children are introduced to social media at a very early age, some may even begin creating a digital footprint of their lives before they are out of the womb.

Dreams Come True: Two Teens Battling Life-Threatening Illnesses Become Models For A Day

Mary Alice Stephenson | Posted 05.27.2014 | Style
Mary Alice Stephenson

Thabrianna Ashley and LeeAnn Baternik are teenage girls with big dreams. Not even life-threatening illnesses will get in the way of having those dreams come true.

Tim Duncan and His Girlfriend Take on Charles Barkley for Charity

Dr. Abraham Froman | Posted 07.22.2014 | Impact
Dr. Abraham Froman

Charles Barkley says a lot of, well, stuff. Some of it makes sense, some of it not-so-much. Recently he referred to the "big ol' women" in San Antonio, adding the city is where "Victoria is definitely a secret," and being a "gold mine for weight-watchers."

Resilient 3-Year-Old Lives Out His Dream Of Being A Firefighter

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 05.07.2014 | Good News

Tyren Johnson is a very resilient toddler -- at 3 years old, he's already gone through a more challenging experience than some will ever face. But las...

Boy Flies Like Iron Man, With Help From Make-A-Wish

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 04.16.2014 | Parents

An 8-year-old Nebraska boy battling a rare disease dreams of flying like his favorite superhero, Iron Man. And for one shining moment, that dream came...

Learning From Strong Women

Nigel Barker | Posted 05.06.2014 | Impact
Nigel Barker

Watching my mother and grandmother taught me so much -- seeing them nurture people and animals showed me, through their actions, what mattered most. They made so many sacrifices for our family, and they set the standard. They inspired me from childhood to volunteer and advocate for those less fortunate.

One Last Shot

John Brubaker | Posted 06.01.2014 | Business
John Brubaker

How different would your results be if you approached everything like it was your one last shot at it? How different would your life be?

Internet Rallies To Help 11-Year-Old With Cancer Meet 1D

Posted 03.28.2014 | Teen

Thousands of netizens are pooling their efforts to help an 11-year-old girl with terminal cancer fulfill her dream of meeting her favorite boy band, O...

Surfing Dog Grants Wish For Teen With Brain Cancer

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 02.22.2014 | Good News

A Florida teen with terminal brain cancer recently had one of his dreams come true, thanks to a surfing dog named Ricochet. Last July, when 15-year...

In The Darkest Of Moments, These People Responded In The Most Beautiful Ways

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 02.13.2014 | Good News

In dealing with the loss of a loved one, perhaps the only remedy for those empty feelings is honoring their lives by helping them find peace in their ...

Building Bears, Building Relationships

Megan Rosker | Posted 04.05.2014 | Impact
Megan Rosker

In a society that struggles to be empathetic, this is the kind of loving experience that many of our children need. It's an experience that lifts them out of pure consumerism and strives to teach about generosity of spirit.

WATCH: 8-Year-Old Boy Knocks Out His Cancer, Then An NHL Player

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 01.25.2014 | Good News

On Friday night, Washington Capitals' rookie Tom Wilson fought Toronto Maple Leafs' Carter Ashton. The next morning, Wilson dropped the gloves with 8-...

Where Wishes Come True

Findery | Posted 03.09.2014 | Travel
Findery

Make a wish and blow out your birthday candles. See a shooting star, stop what you are doing, and offer your longings to the universe. These are wish-making tactics for wherever you may be, but what of the places that have a strong history of wish lore?

Nonverbal Teen Gets The Gift Of Communication For Christmas

The Bakersfield Californian | Steven Mayer | Posted 02.23.2014 | Los Angeles

It's hard to imagine that Raymond Lara has never spoken to his family. The 15-year-old high school student has never been able to form his thoughts in...

Your Heart Will Soar As This Little Girl's Dream Of Dancing With Prince Charming Comes True

Posted 01.23.2014 | Good News

Cinderella said it herself: "If you keep on believing, the dream that you wish will come true." That's not the only way the classic Disney tale par...

Terminally Ill Teenager Marries High School Sweetheart In Dream Wedding

Posted 11.25.2013 | Weddings

Eighteen-year-old Leslie Rivera was diagnosed with leukemia in April, and her condition is terminal. So when the Make-A-Wish foundation stepped in to ...

"Batkid" Saves More Than San Francisco

Clinton J. Moyer | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Clinton J. Moyer

When thousands of volunteers came together in San Francisco to realize -- literally -- the dream of five-year-old leukemia survivor and "Batkid" Miles Scott, it sent a ripple of joy around the world that made us all smile. Or at least it should have.

Batkid Reveals His True Identity.. And He's A Bigger Superhero Than We Ever Imagined

Posted 11.18.2013 | Good News

On Friday, a pint-sized vigilante with a whole lot of courage stole hearts across the country when he saved San Francisco -- or rather, Gotham City --...

Folk-Rock Heroes: Conversations with Steve Forbert, Livingston Taylor and Tom Chapin, Plus Terence P. Minogue & American Voices' 'Gaudete' Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Season of Joy is the latest offering of Christmas songs, old and new, from Terence P. Minogue. The album leads us through three special aspects of Christmas Part 1 -- The Season is for the weeks before Christmas, the busy time in anticipation of the upcoming festivities.

President Obama Has A Message For #SFBatKid

Posted 11.16.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama had a message for #SFBatKid Friday, adding more cheer to the dream day for 5-year-old Miles Scott. "Way to go, Miles," said...

This Elaborate Make-A-Wish Foundation Scheme Will Make You Believe In Miracles

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 11.14.2013 | Good News

In his battle against leukemia, five-year-old Miles finds inspiration in the strength of superheroes -- Batman, in particular. Next month, all of San ...