Our volunteer of the month, Angela Brooks, began her search for ways to become more involved the community when her daughter left for college. She found her home and passion in Make-A-Wish after reading a story online that touched her heart. Since then, her love for Make-A-Wish has grown tenfold, as evidenced by the time she dedicates to our organization.
Being a part of the wish granting process, Angela says her favorite moment is seeing the excitement on a child’s face as they talk about their one true wish. One wish experience in particular stands out in Angela’s mind as incredibly meaningful and rewarding. Hitting close to home, Angela was able to take part in a wish reveal for her sister’s niece, Meagan. Before she sadly passed away in September, Meagan was first able to experience her one true wish: to go to Hawaii. Angela said, “Being a part of her wish and seeing the look on her face and knowing how excited she was when we told her [that] her trip to Hawaii was going to be granted was just so special.” That experience was a true reminder of the impact a wish can have on the child and their family.
Throughout her time as a Make-A-Wish volunteer and Wish Granter, Angela has been consistently reminded of how precious life and time is. She says, “I am so thankful for so many things. [I’ve learned] how important it is to do all you can! What a blessing it has been to be a part of granting wishes with Make-A-Wish.”