January 19, 2018

No one ever thinks that it will happen to them. On March 12th 2012, I went from being a three sport high school senior to being a full time cancer patient. My life forever changed by the three little words – “you have cancer”.  My entire world was flipped upside down,...

AWESOME article from our friends at Girls' Life - read more here!


When you’re younger, you have a certain mindset on how your life with play out. Mine for example was graduate high school, go away to college and earn my nursing degree. Possibly be married by 25 (optimistic, I know). I had the whole thing played out in my mind but wha...

Wish Upon aTeen has been partners with the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine and their medical students who are working on their four year Capstone Project. One of our current students, Ashley Aller is a third-year medical student .  She discovered...


As a student in the Baker College Health Navigation Program, part of our course work is to participate in an internship.  This internship is to help prepare us for an eventual career as a Navigator.  What is a Navigator, you ask?  Well, Health Navigators bridge...

Seasons Greetings!

The holidays are a joyous time for many, but for families dealing with serious medical illnesses it can be filled with anxiety.I can remember the first Christmas after Hope’s bone marrow transplant, it was such a very difficult time. Hope had been in...


You may read on news about the need for increased funding for pediatric cancer research, it is true only 4% goes to fund this type of research! it makes no sense. A teen that came to our Evening of Dreams Prom this past May recently passed away from DIPG and it is hea...

Many of the teens in our program have been subjective to bullying, and this sad fact is a true reality. How can it be that a teen going through a serious life threatening illness has to deal with this as well. We salute the “Sit with Us” program to fight bullying...

Getting ready to do a Design My Room® is so exciting, it takes a lot of preparation to make sure the room really fits the theme that the teen has chosen. Last week we did a Design My Room® at CS Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor for our new friend, Spencer. See, Sp...

This month we want to introduce you to Daisy!

She is attended our 6th annual LA Spa Day last month. She was so excited to come, that she asked her doctors at UCLA/Mattel Children’s Hospital if you could be admitted later in the day so she could attend spa day. These eve...

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