Born with spina bifida, Misty Diaz plans to conquer the seven-kilometre run,
in support of Make-A-Wish® Canada
Oct. 10, 2017, TORONTO — At age 33, Misty Diaz has overcome her fair share of obstacles, and then some.
Misty was born with spina bifida, a congenital skeletal disorder which has impacted her life significantly since day one.
Karen chose to donate to Make-A-Wish in honour of her former student, Nikolas, who had his wish granted when he was nine years old. In 2004, without warning, Nik suffered two strokes which severely impacted his health. When his family found out he was eligible for a wish, they were excited that Nik would have a special experience after a very difficult time. Nik wished to stay in a castle with a bowling alley and swimming pool (his two favourite activities). Make-A-Wish granted his wish in 2005 and gave him a family vacation at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel.
Obstacle Course Racing World Championships Partners With StrongBars Nutrition for Pure Strength Race Director & CEO Challenge to Benefit Make-A-Wish®
With the highly anticipated 2017 Obstacle Course Racing World Championships (OCRWC) returning to Canada’s Blue Mountains this October, Race Directors and company executives from around the world will have a chance to compete in a challenge that will forever transform the lives of children with critical illnesses.
On August 17, ALEX AND ANI is launching its partnership with Make-A-Wish® Canada through its CHARITY BY DESIGN platform. As part of the Make-A-Wish Canada partnership, ALEX AND ANI has created the True Wish Charm Bangle, which will retail for $41.00. ALEX AND ANI will donate 20% of the purchase price from each True Wish Charm Bangle sold with a minimum donation of $25,000, through December 2018, to Make-A-Wish®. Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
When wish parents Donny and Christina Cosic learned that their daughter, Olivia, had epilepsy, it changed their world. “After Olivia turned one, we started having concerns about her development,” Christina says. “Something didn’t seem right and at first we thought it was cerebral palsy.”
Make-A-Wish Canada is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Barb Hambly as chair of the wish-granting organization’s National Board of Directors. Ms. Hambly succeeds past chair, Kenrick Sproul, in this new role. Current board member, Peter Noonan, was appointed to the position of vice-chair, succeeding Eileen Uyede.
About Barb Hambly
May 1, 2017, OTTAWA – Just in time for World Wish Day® on April 29 and Canada’s 150th celebration, Thursday, April 27 marked the launch of 150wishes.ca, an engaging campaign which aims to raise $1.5 million so 150 wishes can be granted. The campaign is inspired by the kind heart and selfless spirit of former wish child, Dominique.
Victoria B.C., May 15, 2017— In a perfect example of a ‘player vs. environment’ gaming move, where players team up against enemies rather than each other, Make-A-Wish® British Columbia & Yukon, ASUS Canada and Best Buy Canada Ltd. have come together to grant the computer gaming wish of nine-year-old Kenny. The common enemy everyone is trying to defeat?