Speed Wishing with Make-A-Wish
My wife Roxanne and I recently had the opportunity to go Speed Wishing with the Make-A-Wish Foundation. What an amazing opportunity to meet with different families and hear the impact that Make-A-Wish has had on the life of their child and family. It was set up like speed dating where you had a certain amount of time to visit with each family, look at the pictures and mementos they brought, and listen to their experiences. Nothing can prepare you for the emotions you feel as you listen to the hardships these families have gone through. They openly shared about dealing with the diagnosis and sickness of their child, hospital stays, treatments and doctors appointments. All this takes a toll and adds extreme pressures to a little family, especially those siblings who don’t have the illness. They expressed how important it was for their family to have fun together, to forget the illness, treatments and appointments and just be a “normal” family for a little while.
Each child gets to choose three wishes but is granted one. Make-A-Wish really tries to grant the most special wish the child has. Wishes included trips to Disney, Paris, Cruises, Hawaii to swim with sharks and the opportunity to meet with people they look up to. One young boy met with Ed Sheeran and attended his concert. Another young man met with One Republic and when the band found out he sang, they brought him on stage to sing a song with them. All family members living in the household get to experience their child’s special wish and Make-A-Wish ensures they are treated royally. It was fun to watch the kids faces light up (parents too) as they shared their wish experience. It was obvious that the memories the family makes during these wishes will be carried with them for a lifetime.
Our evening of Speed Wishing gave us an even greater appreciation for the work that Make-A-Wish does and has inspired us to get more involved as well as continue to raise funds for this organization. With your continued support, we are able to support this great cause. Thank you!
What Does It mean To Pay It Forward?
The phrase “Pay It Forward” is different than giving a gift to the same person who gave you one. This phrase means paying a kindness shown to you on to someone else.
For example, have you ever had your coffee paid for at a drive-through by the person in front of you? Paying that kindness forward may be paying for the car behind you or it could be doing a good deed for someone later on. The idea is that kindness is a chain effect and it multiplies each time you do something nice for someone else.
We wanted to create a way for both our clients and our team to pay kindness forward in an easy way! This is why we started our referral program- helpushelpkids.ca.
Your Referrals Help The Kids… Many of you know we have partnered with Make-A-Wish and through your business and referrals last year, we have already raised thousands of dollars to help sponsor a child’s wish. We look forward to continuing this in the upcoming year, and we will also be donating more of our time volunteering and helping with events.
For the past 40 years, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has been granting wishes to kids across the world. They work tirelessly to ensure that every child with a life-threatening condition has the opportunity to have their dreams come true. The Canadian chapter began in 1983 and has granted over 5,200 wishes. Most people don’t know that Make-A-Wish is a non-profit organization so they depend on volunteers, sponsorships, and donations to make wishes come true. So when you or anyone you know does business with us, not only do we deliver on our award-winning service, you can rest assured a very worthy cause benefits as well.
Please come alongside us by referring a friend/ family member/co-worker or by choosing us as your real estate team. We will donate a portion of our income on every home sale towards our goal so that we can make another’s child’s wish come true like Jonah’s; read Jonah’s wish below.
~ Dwight Streu
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