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Meet Three Philanthropists Who Aren't Even Old Enough to Drive

young philanthropists
So, when are you old enough to start making the world a better place? When you’re old enough to drive? When you buy your first home? When you’re a parent?

Sep 28, 2016

Meet Three Philanthropists Who Aren't Even Old Enough to Drive

young philanthropists
So, when are you old enough to start making the world a better place? When you’re old enough to drive? When you buy your first home? When you’re a parent?

Reflections for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

How to Help Kids Cope With Their Sibling’s Hospital Stays
Two years ago this month, my family was adjusting to life with two boys under the age of two. Liam was 22 months old and Colin was two months old. I was in the last week of my 12-week maternity leave, and life was good. We were so very tired and so very happy.

Sep 23, 2016

Reflections for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

How to Help Kids Cope With Their Sibling’s Hospital Stays
Two years ago this month, my family was adjusting to life with two boys under the age of two. Liam was 22 months old and Colin was two months old. I was in the last week of my 12-week maternity leave, and life was good. We were so very tired and so very happy.

Sep 09, 2016

Helping Families Facing the Unimaginable

jennifer mosier, Michael Mosier Defeat DIPG Foundation
“I can’t imagine.” When you enter the world of childhood cancer, I would venture to say that these three words become the most common ones most parents hear.

Sep 09, 2016

Helping Families Facing the Unimaginable

jennifer mosier, Michael Mosier Defeat DIPG Foundation
“I can’t imagine.” When you enter the world of childhood cancer, I would venture to say that these three words become the most common ones most parents hear.

5 Ways to Survive College with a Chronic Illness

cystic fibrosis, Lauren Thornton, tips, chronic illness, college
Today’s guest blogger is Lauren Thornton. She’s a college junior diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, which is a chronic condition that requires daily treatment.

Aug 05, 2016

5 Ways to Survive College with a Chronic Illness

cystic fibrosis, Lauren Thornton, tips, chronic illness, college
Today’s guest blogger is Lauren Thornton. She’s a college junior diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, which is a chronic condition that requires daily treatment.

Jun 24, 2016

CF Challenges a Mom to Stay Strong

kat quinn cystic fibrosis maylie make-a-wish
Guest blogger Kat shares her memories of the trying day that her daughter, Maylie, faced other challenges in addition to cystic fibrosis. She tells of an internal struggle – trying to model the ideal behavior in the face of adversity, while also managing her despair as the parent of a medically fragile child.

Jun 24, 2016

CF Challenges a Mom to Stay Strong

kat quinn cystic fibrosis maylie make-a-wish
Guest blogger Kat shares her memories of the trying day that her daughter, Maylie, faced other challenges in addition to cystic fibrosis. She tells of an internal struggle – trying to model the ideal behavior in the face of adversity, while also managing her despair as the parent of a medically fragile child.

The Toughest Man I Ever Met: Father’s Day Blog

Nick N., father's day, hypoplastic left heart syndrome
With Father's Day just a few days away, this is the perfect time to introduce you to guest blogger Nick. His son, Hunter, was born with half a functioning heart. He'll take you from self-doubt before Hunter's birth to watching him prepare for high school.

Jun 15, 2016

The Toughest Man I Ever Met: Father’s Day Blog

Nick N., father's day, hypoplastic left heart syndrome
With Father's Day just a few days away, this is the perfect time to introduce you to guest blogger Nick. His son, Hunter, was born with half a functioning heart. He'll take you from self-doubt before Hunter's birth to watching him prepare for high school.

Parenting With Honesty Wrapped in Love

Choosing Brave
Today's guest blogger offers honest insights on the challenges she faced while splitting time between healthy children and children with serious illnesses. Jessica also offers wisdom on balancing honesty with compassion in helping children understand what their siblings are enduring.

Jun 10, 2016

Parenting With Honesty Wrapped in Love

Choosing Brave
Today's guest blogger offers honest insights on the challenges she faced while splitting time between healthy children and children with serious illnesses. Jessica also offers wisdom on balancing honesty with compassion in helping children understand what their siblings are enduring.

Making the Choice to Love

Lexi Scribbles & Crumbs
It's difficult to imagine what parents think when they find out their child has been born with a serious illness. Are thoughts that are just too dark and too unsettling to even consider? There must be, but who could possibly admit it?

Jun 03, 2016

Making the Choice to Love

Lexi Scribbles & Crumbs
It's difficult to imagine what parents think when they find out their child has been born with a serious illness. Are thoughts that are just too dark and too unsettling to even consider? There must be, but who could possibly admit it?

Disabled Promposals – An Insider Perspective

disabled promposal
I’ve heard of promposals – the elaborate, sometimes pricey and very, very public schemes for asking someone to prom – but didn’t really think much about them. My prom days are long behind me, fortunately! For seriously ill kids, though, prom can still mean a lot.

May 13, 2016

Disabled Promposals – An Insider Perspective

disabled promposal
I’ve heard of promposals – the elaborate, sometimes pricey and very, very public schemes for asking someone to prom – but didn’t really think much about them. My prom days are long behind me, fortunately! For seriously ill kids, though, prom can still mean a lot.

Choosing Brave

Choosing Brave
Jessica Lindberg is the mother of four sons. Her oldest, Ethan, was born with a heart defect and passed away in June of 2012. Her youngest, Bodey, was just diagnosed with congenital muscular dystrophy. In her first guest post for Wish Nation, she writes about the loneliness of parenting special needs kids and what helps her hold her head high.

Apr 29, 2016

Choosing Brave

Choosing Brave
Jessica Lindberg is the mother of four sons. Her oldest, Ethan, was born with a heart defect and passed away in June of 2012. Her youngest, Bodey, was just diagnosed with congenital muscular dystrophy. In her first guest post for Wish Nation, she writes about the loneliness of parenting special needs kids and what helps her hold her head high.

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