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Our Happy Place

June 23, 2014
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Everyone at Give Kids The World, from our staff to our wonderful volunteers, does our best to describe the Village to others and explain the true power of a wish. Yet, no one can paint a better picture than our wish families. This guest blog comes from Kari, mother of wish child Scarlett, who visited…
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Mowing for Memories

June 18, 2014
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Sitting in the waiting room, a familiar place he has been before, Jonah watches as children just like him go through the same motions – doctor appointments, blood work, scans and more. Yet something stuck out in Jonah’s mind. Though all these children are on similar paths there is something different about his journey. Jonah…
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Blast from the Past

June 4, 2014
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We strive to create extraordinary experiences for all the wish families who come to the Village, both past and present. There is no better feeling than to know that we’ve given a wish child a lifetime of memories. Over 27 years later, one of GKTW’s first wish children still remembers her time at the Village.…
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From Wish Child to Volunteer

May 28, 2014
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Standing just 4 feet 11 inches, Elizabeth may be small but she makes a big difference and has an even bigger heart. For the past four weeks, recent high school graduate Elizabeth has volunteered every day at the Village. She recently surpassed the 200 hour mark in a mere 28 days. But that is not…
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Through a Mother’s Eyes

May 21, 2014
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“Favorite people, favorite places, favorite memories of the past. These are the joys of a lifetime; these are the things that last.” – Henry van Dyke It always delights us to hear from our wish families after their trip to the Village. This wish mom takes a step back and shares her unique perspective on…
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