A New Motivation

What motivates you? Is there one thing in your life, that, no matter how you’re feeling or what you’re going through it will push you to do more and be better?

There are a lot of things that motivate me. Whether it is my faith, my family or my friends, I can’t count on pushing through when I think about these blessings in my life.

When I speak to some of our families at Kids Wish Network, I wonder sometimes how they make it through the extreme obstacles they are facing. When I am calling families to see if their child qualifies to have a wish granted, most of the parents I speak with have one child facing medical issues; some have more than one child who is sick. Many of our families have lost jobs, are facing foreclosures, have had their vehicles repossessed and have been canceled by their health insurance. And yet, even with the darkness hovering around them, they continue to be a light for their children, their families and complete strangers like me.

People like that are true inspirations and huge motivators for me. If they can manage to pull through and not complain with all they are facing, who am I to feel sorry for myself or complain about what I have to do?

So now, I can add our families at Kids Wish Network to my list of motivating factors. Here’s a big THANK YOU to all the parents out there that help me get through each day at Kids Wish Network. The way you take care of your children and stay positive in dark situations is part of the reason I come to work each day!

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48,632 kids helped this last fiscal year through our many programs and services.

Our Mission

Kids Wish Network is a charitable organization dedicated to infusing hope, creating happy memories, and improving the quality of life for children having experienced life-altering situations. Kids Wish Network assists children and their families through several key programs.