With all that’s going on in the world right now, a lot of people are feeling anxious or discouraged about what we can’t do. We can’t go to concerts, ballgames or have a large celebration at a restaurant. In-school learning is very much up in the air and there’s a possibility that any long-term plan might be cancelled or postponed. For one group, this “new normal” is anything but new. Children with critical illnesses are often isolated due to their vulnerable immune systems. They face new challenges daily and their families are constantly adjusting to treatment plans and medical needs. How do they find the resilience to carry on in such an uncertain state? The answer is simple: hope.
Make-A-Wish Colorado recognizes the power that hope has in improving quality of life. It’s something the nonprofit focuses on daily as they create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. In fact, medical research shows that a wish – and the hope that it provides – can aid in a child’s recovery.
Hope is also contagious. Each wish that is granted is supported by donors, volunteers, businesses and community members. And every step of the wish development process, from the wish idea to the granting of the wish, fills these individuals with hope as they eagerly anticipate the joy that will be felt by the wish kid and family.
Make-A-Wish Colorado invites the community to get involved and share in the hope. The first-ever Hope is Essential online auction, presented by Alpine Bank, takes place August 7-16.
Visit https://wishes2020.givesmart.com to learn how you can help fund a wish through a donation and bid on wonderful auction items – all while spreading hope for children battling critical illnesses.