Our volunteer of the month Jessica Treneer says Make-A-Wish® has held a very special place in her heart ever since her nephew had his wish granted before he passed away. Seeing the joy it brought to him, Jessica witnessed first-hand the Power of a Wish®; it was then Jessica realized she wanted to continue to take part in the amazing experience.
As a volunteer, Jessica has had the opportunity to help grant the wishes of seven children. She says her favorite part of the process has been meeting the families of the wish kids and getting to know them. Her most rewarding moment thus far has been going out of her comfort zone while taking part in the Trailblaze Challenge, an endurance event to benefit Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina. Jessica says, “It provided me with great strength and courage to know that my actions are contributing to such a worthy cause.” Jessica is also proud that her employer shares in her love for Make-A-Wish and has donated their audio and visual production services to the annual Wish Ball each year.
Jessica continues to fall in love with Make-A-Wish more and more. She shares, “I have taken away a lot from this organization. I have been able to be a part of something that is bigger than myself, something that makes a difference in the lives of so many people. You learn even more that life is precious and to not take things for granted, for you never know what tomorrow holds.”