Kathy and Jerry Amrhein were touched by Make-A-Wish® Michigan when their son, Robert, was granted a wish in 2004. After their son passed away, the couple wanted to help share the power of a wish® with other families.
Bliss cycles 300 miles in the summer, collects over 2,000 Santa letters in the winter, brings smiles year round
When asked why he volunteers, John Clee inquired, “Have you ever seen the smile on the face of a wish kid?”
After seeing the impact her granddaughter's wish trip had on her family, Comar decided to give back to Make-A-Wish® Michigan.
Young professional's energy and enthusiasm brings joy to wish kids
Husband and wife duo receive joy through volunteering
Beth’s 4-year-old niece Amelie wished to go to Hawaii after she was diagnosed with brain cancer. She passed away seven months after her wish trip and Beth started volunteering with Make-A-Wish® Michigan shortly thereafter to honor her memory.
Karen and Sue Den Herder, who are sisters through marriage, spend time collaborating on wishes as wish-granting volunteers.
In just over 20 years, Ginny Holcomb has asked the question, "if you could wish for anything in the world, what would it be?" exactly 86 times.
Wish-A-Mile® Bicycle Tour riders inspired to become wish-granting volunteers
Katrina Kaufman began as a volunteer for Make-A-Wish® Michigan 11 years ago after her niece was born with cerebral palsy and other illnesses.
Chances are you’ve talked to Ken Kavanaugh on the phone or witnessed his humble smile during a fundraiser for Make-A-Wish® Michigan.
After attending a Make-A-Wish Michigan event, volunteer Barb Moser knew she wanted to be involved in the organization. Years later, Barb has granted more than 23 wishes.
Bonnie had always wanted to get involved in Make-A-Wish, but it wasn't until watching an inspiring movie involving the organization that she made the commitment. Now, Bonnie cannot imagine not being a part of granting the wishes of local wish kids.
Volunteer Erin Osgood knows quite a bit about working with kids. Before becoming a mom, the Brighton resident earned a master's degree and started a career in social work.
As a child, Brett’s parents introduced him to Make-A-Wish® during the holiday season
Lauren Singer knew she wanted to make a difference in the lives of others, which is why she chose to study oncology. And during her first year in medical school, Singer discovered Make-A-Wish® Michigan and found another way to connect with her patients.
Fireman wish inspires fireman's wife to become wish granter
In just two years alone, Jenn has generated excitement and worked to create unique wish experiences for more than 20 Michigan wish kids.