Day 55: Boxes and Blue Cookies

Today I’m in the city, doing some gruntwork and manual labor with people I consider to be family.

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If you want to see a high-class organization in action, the 6th floor of this building is a good place to start.

The Make-A-Wish folks grant wishes for kids with life-threatening illnesses. That’s what they do, and they’re really good at it.

I had a life-changing opportunity to work with them a few years ago on a special project.

Ben (who’s now a tall teenager) is a very smart guy whose wish was to develop a video game where the player fights cancer cells, to send back to kids who were still in the cancer treatment center he had just gotten out of.

Make-A-Wish got us together (with some help from my muse), and gave us all the support we needed to finish the project. As families go, they’re a good one.

…so obviously, when I get an email from Tim (the Volunteer Manager) asking for a few folks to help moving boxes in the wish lab, I’m there.

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Some of their volunteers are former wish kids, giving back.

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When we’re all done, I could swear I smell cookies. It turns out the Make-A-Wish offices actually have a special cookie oven (I kid you not). Tim is making a fresh batch as a thank-you for the volunteers. See, some grown-up wishes get taken care of too. That’s the kind of place this is.

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Dedicated cookie oven in the office. Genius.

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Chocolate chip with little blue Make-A-Wish mystery stars.

Random assertion: A kid can be a role model to a grown-up. That’s allowed.

Steganographic data: 1864/4.0

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