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Mission Statement

Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

Vision Statement

To grant the wish of every eligible child.

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Participate in our Alumni Program.

A child's journey with Make-A-Wish Iowa doesn't end when their wish is granted! After their wish has been delivered, they join a community of over 4,000 wish alumni and families across the state. Through this program, wish alumni can build relationships with other alumni and families, participate in unique experiences and express their gratitude by ensuring the next child receives their wish.

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Make-A-Wish Iowa Referral Sources

Our thanks to those who referred children between September 1, 2022–August 31, 2023.

  • UW Health American Family Children's Hospital

    • Joyce Kilgore-Carlin, Social Worker
  • Texas Children's Hospital

    • Gloria Martinez, Social Worker
  • Mercy Pediatric Inpatient Center, Cedar Rapids

    • Padget Skogman, MD
  • Children's Wisconsin

    • Stephanie Handler, MD
  • Broadlawns Medical Center

    • Olga Tenney, MD
  • Boys Town National Research Hospital

    • Isabella Herman, RN
  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

    • Eleanor Sueing, Social Worker
    • Kaylee Raggio, Social Worker
  • Nebraska Medicine

    • Julia Haas, CCLS
    • Lisa Wallace-Spech, CCLS
  • Children's Hospital & Medical Center, Omaha

    • Christina Chesters, Social Worker
    • Megan Shaw, Social Worker
    • Valoree Stuhr, Social Worker
  • Blank Children's Hospital

    • Amy Scar, RN
    • Kami Gaddis, Social Worker
    • Karen Holmen, Social Worker
    • Melissa Lipovac, ARNP
    • Teri Hammond
  • Sanford Children's Hospital

    • Ashlee Blumhoff, ARNP
    • Brianna Murphy, MD
    • James Wallace, Social Worker
    • Kayla Van Wyk, CCLS
    • Theresa Stamato, RN
    • Wendy Jensen, CCLS
    • William Waltz, RN
  • University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital

    • Ashley A. Jackson, Social Worker
    • Benjamin Reinking, MD
    • Christina Trout, RN
    • Courtney Vassiliades, Social Worker
    • Elizabeth Faine, ARNP
    • Erica Gryp, Social Worker
    • Gary Beasley, MD
    • Leah Colsch, Social Worker
    • Lindsay Blaha, RN
    • Linda Boehmer, RN
    • Melissa Thompson, RN
    • Rebecca Weiner, MD

Quick ways to help!

There are many ways to make an immediate impact; our Venmo, wish enhancement Amazon list and Jolly Holiday Lights Amazon list are wonderful ways to participate. Thank you for your support!

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