Wishing 7 May 2019

If it were you, what would you wish for? You’re sick and you’ve been in and out of hospitals, maybe what you have is terminal and maybe it isn’t. But either way, your life has been structured around doctors and treatments and missing out on what every other kid does every day with no thought about what will come tomorrow. I’m fairly certain mine would be a long pack trip on my horse to places deep in the wilderness with a writing notebook and some Pull n’ Peel licorice.

So, Make-a-Wish steps in to say, “Hey, we know you need a break from all of this. If you could do one thing, go to one place, experience being something (firefighter, photographer…), have one thing, meet a special someone, or give something back, what would you wish?”

Why do we want to grant a wish? Because it lifts their heavily burdened spirits and gives them the “fight” to press on through treatments and hopefully to wellness. They get to be a kid for a while and step out in front of their medical diagnosis for a minute and into joy, awe and inspiration. That is why we, Educators in the Hills, are hiking. And that is why we need you to donate what you can to help. We’ll hike and you can be our support team. Won’t you consider a donation: Make-a-Wish Educators in the Hills

About Sally Gerard

I am a writer, runner, teacher, singer, guitar player, mom, lover, coffee drinker, hunter, antique tractor driver, horsewoman, sister, and lover of the outdoors. Did I mention that I love lighthouses?
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