The Power of a Wish
A Celebration of Love, Hope and Gratitude
by Ali Lauren Spizman
Published in recognition of the 25th anniversary of the Make-A-Wish
Foundation®. $1 from each book sold will be donated to the
Faced with the trauma and heartache of a life-threatening medical
condition, children and their families discover a ray of hope
in the light of a wish. The stories and letters within these pages
provide a glimpse into the amazing transformation inspired by
the gifts of joyful memories, time, and love when a child's wish
is granted through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Wish kids and their
families describe in letters of thanks their special day and the
powerful impact that the wishesand the people who grant
themhave on their daily lives and their hope for the future.
Celebrities and heroes from all walks of life share their life-changing
experiences in making wishes come true, and the profound effect
that these courageous children have had on them.
While the granted wish does not last forever, what it createsvivid,
fun memories, family bonding, and hope for the futuredoes
live on in the hearts of the wish children. And that, we celebrate.
Through The Power of a Wish, you will be touched by
how in even the darkest of times a cycle of love, hope, and gratitude
is born. (200 pp.)
About the author
Ali Lauren Spizman is a national volunteer teen ambassador for
the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America. As the award-winning author
of The Thank You Book For Kids: Hundreds of Creative, Cool,
and Clever Ways to Say Thank You!, she now presents The
Power of a Wish: A Celebration of Love, Hope & Gratitude
in recognition of the 25th anniversary of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Ali has appeared on CNN and has been featured in Time Magazine
for Kids, Southern Living, Woman's Day, American Girl and
many other media outlets. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Power Of A Wish: A Celebration
Of Love, Hope & Gratitude,
by Ali Spizman (an 18-year-old volunteer ambassador for the Make-A-Wish
Foundation of America) is a compendium of personal stories about
the "wish kids" and their unforgettable experiences
as their wishes were granted, providing them and their families
with happy life-affirming events. Several of these wish kids profiled
in The Power Of A Wish were able to go on to lead healthier,
productive lives beyond their childhood. Included are heart-warming
letters of gratitude and thanks written by the children and their
families, along with personal reflections from volunteers, staff
members, and celebrities ranging from Jazz legend David Brubeck,
to skateboard legend Tony Hawk. The stories themselves range from
16-year-old Alex who saw his own car designs turned into full-color,
3-D images and a clay model by General Motors vehicle designers;
to 14-year-old aspiring artist Shelby who toured Paris as part
of her wish, and went on to create the painting used as the cover
art for The Power Of A Wish. These and dozens of other
uplifting stories make for the kind of reading that inspires us
all to do what we can to make wishes come true for children everywhere.
-Small Press Bookwatch
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