Thursday, April 22, 2010
If I had $20,000 and six months of time, I would work for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
This charity allows children with life-threatening medical problems to make one wish. The wish can be something they want to do, somewhere they want to go, or someone they want to meet. The possibilities are truly endless. To this date, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has granted over 190,000 wishes and continues to help make 12,500 or more dreams possible for children each year. There are offices in every state and even in the UK, Canada, Guam, and Puerto Rico.
The reason I would work for this charity is because I know how devastating it is to have a young family member with a life-threatening problem. When my cousin was only 8 years old, he was diagnosed with leukemia and it was a huge shock to our family. The time spent in and out of hospitals was stressful, expensive, and just truly tiring. After many months of treatment, he beat the cancer but it still is heartbreaking to think that many children don't get that lucky. I would love to help children have one last chance at doing something that they've always wanted to do. Helping someone achieve their dreams would be a rewarding experience in itself.
Posted by Megan at 8:05 AM