Return to mobile version

News

May 03, 2017

Kelly Walsh students rock out for charity, raise $14,000

Kelly Walsh students host day long music festival to raise $14,000 for Make-A-Wish Wyoming with performances by the student body and educators throughout the event.

Read More

May 03, 2017

Kelly Walsh students rock out for charity, raise $14,000

Kelly Walsh students host day long music festival to raise $14,000 for Make-A-Wish Wyoming with performances by the student body and educators throughout the event.

Read More

Pass, Set and Spike for a Wish

Powell High School students hosted numerous fundraising events throughout a week long effort to raise funds for Make-A-Wish Wyoming, including a volleyball tournament, silent auction, and kiss-a-pig event.

Read More

May 02, 2017

Pass, Set and Spike for a Wish

Powell High School Wish Week

Powell High School students hosted numerous fundraising events throughout a week long effort to raise funds for Make-A-Wish Wyoming, including a volleyball tournament, silent auction, and kiss-a-pig event.

Read More

Apr 27, 2017

Chris G.

Casper and Other Wyoming Law Enforcement Team With Make-A-Wish

Local and statewide law enforcement help Make-A-Wish Wyoming celebrate World Wish Day during the month of April

Read More

Apr 27, 2017

Casper and Other Wyoming Law Enforcement Team With Make-A-Wish

Chris G.

Local and statewide law enforcement help Make-A-Wish Wyoming celebrate World Wish Day during the month of April

Read More

NCHS, KWHS Square Off to Raise Money for Make-A-Wish

Kelly Walsh and Natrona County high schools will host the 2nd annual “Battle of the Schools” this week to raise funds for Make-A-Wish Wyoming.

Read More

Apr 06, 2017

NCHS, KWHS Square Off to Raise Money for Make-A-Wish

KWvNc

Kelly Walsh and Natrona County high schools will host the 2nd annual “Battle of the Schools” this week to raise funds for Make-A-Wish Wyoming.

Read More

Stories of Light tug at heartstrings

Make-A-Wish Wyoming hosts the 14th annual Stories of Light Gala at The Hangar in Bar Nunn, Wyoming. The evening celebrated the more than 30 wishes granted in the past year.

Read More

Nov 08, 2016

Stories of Light tug at heartstrings

Stories of Light 312

Make-A-Wish Wyoming hosts the 14th annual Stories of Light Gala at The Hangar in Bar Nunn, Wyoming. The evening celebrated the more than 30 wishes granted in the past year.

Read More

Feb 22, 2016

Wishes can help give back part of childhood

Make-A-Wish Wyoming is celebrating the granting of the 500th wish of a Wyoming child. An update by Make-A-Wish Wyoming CEO Morgan Legerski

Read More

Feb 22, 2016

Wishes can help give back part of childhood

Make-A-Wish Wyoming is celebrating the granting of the 500th wish of a Wyoming child. An update by Make-A-Wish Wyoming CEO Morgan Legerski

Read More

Make-A-Wish® Wyoming grants its 500th wish

Make-A-Wish® Wyoming recently granted its 500th wish of children who are battling life-threatening medical conditions.

Read More

Feb 10, 2016

Make-A-Wish® Wyoming grants its 500th wish

500Wishes

Make-A-Wish® Wyoming recently granted its 500th wish of children who are battling life-threatening medical conditions.

Read More

National Believe Day Fashion Show

At the Casper Believe Day event, local wish kids and their families walked the catwalk in holiday attire provided by Macy’s.

Read More

Dec 11, 2015

National Believe Day Fashion Show

Believe Day 2015

At the Casper Believe Day event, local wish kids and their families walked the catwalk in holiday attire provided by Macy’s.

Read More

Volunteers of the Year Celebrated

Two Fremont County women were recently named volunteers of the year for Make-A-Wish Wyoming.Lori Griffin of Lander and Linda Treese of Riverton were presented awards for the many years and volunteer hours they have given to Wyoming’s Make-A-Wish chapter.

Read More

Nov 23, 2015

Volunteers of the Year Celebrated

Volunteers of the Year 2015

Two Fremont County women were recently named volunteers of the year for Make-A-Wish Wyoming.Lori Griffin of Lander and Linda Treese of Riverton were presented awards for the many years and volunteer hours they have given to Wyoming’s Make-A-Wish chapter.

Read More

Make-A-Wish makes dreams come true for 30 years

Make-A-Wish Wyoming celebrates 30 years of granting the wishes of Wyoming children.

Read More

Nov 09, 2015

Make-A-Wish makes dreams come true for 30 years

Chase: I wish to have a hairless cat

Make-A-Wish Wyoming celebrates 30 years of granting the wishes of Wyoming children.

Read More

You might also be interested in ...

Latest Status Update

  • Referrals Make Wishes Possible: ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍ For RN Darcey Cowardin of Laramie Physicians for Women and Children, her journey with Make-A-Wish Wyoming began with Esther. ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍ Esther, “Essie,” was the first child under Darcey’s care that was diagnosed with cancer; she would also become the first patient that Darcey would see through the wish granting process at Make-A-Wish Wyoming. ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍ In 2015, Esther was four years old and battling leukemia when the nurses at Laramie Physicians for Women and Children called to refer her for a wish. Essie’s wish to go to Disney World to meet Anna and Elsa was granted in June 2016. As a referral, “once you’re able to see that personally, it changes your life,” just like Essie changed Darcey’s life.The referral is just the beginning of a life changing experience for wish children and families. However, Make-A-Wish staff members do not approach eligible children and are dependent on third party referrals to begin the wish process. ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍ Referrals to the wish granting program can be made by doctors, nurses, social workers, parents/ guardians, and even the wish child themselves. ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍ According to statistics from the Make-A-Wish® America, the Wyoming chapter is only reaching about half of the children in the state who are medically eligible for a wish.That means for every wish granted in Wyoming, there is one more eligible child who has yet to be referred to the organization. ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍ The staff members at Laramie Physicians for Women and Children are bridging this gap by making sure that their patients who may qualify are referred for the opportunity to have their wishes granted. ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍ Dr. Debra Anderson of Laramie Physicians for Women and Children has been in practice for 20 years and explained that over the past few years “it’s been fun to get more involved in Make-A-Wish” as she and her nurses have referred numerous children to Make-A-Wish Wyoming. She is a champion for wish granting and a champion for these children, according to her nurse Darcey Cowardin. Dr. Anderson explained that the main motivation for referring a child is to see them have the benefit of a wish , to “build them up, because they’re little” and going through a difficult time. As a medical professional, watching a child look forward to getting their wish granted, especially if they have to endure treatment, is something that stays with you says Dr. Anderson. ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍ Currently, the staff at Laramie Physicians for Women and Children is on another wish journey with an eligible wish child in Laramie, Wyoming, and it all started with a referral. ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍ If you know a child in Wyoming battling a life-threatening illness, who may be eligible for a wish. Visit us at: http://wyoming.wish.org/refer-a-child
Make-A-Wish® Wyoming
PO Box 273
Casper, WY 82602
(307) 234-9474
Toll Free Wyoming Only (888) 996-9474