Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. When kids wish to meet people like sports stars, Make-A-Wish works with those athletes to make the wishes come true. They work with hundreds of athletes, from upstarts to the biggest names in sports, including the foundation’s Chief Wish Ambassador, Michael Jordan. Over the past two decades, Jordan has granted more than 175 wishes to children. In this book Jordan and 25 other major athletes share the secrets of strength and resilience each has learned from the kids who wished to meet them.
At the heart of these stories, you’ll find the challenges, victories, joys, and tears that sum up the experience of wish granting. As a whole, Wish Granted focuses on the uplifting power of our ability to offer hope and joy to others. Additionally, the athletes’ stories (each of which is illustrated with a photo) offer candid and touching insight into the personalities of the featured stars and superstars.
But the purpose of the book is not just to inspire us – it is to support the worthy cause it illustrates. All author proceeds from the book will be donated to Make-A-Wish, and the athletes will participate in book promotion pro bono.
Sports fans will get a fascinating glimpse into the personal lives of their favorite superstars. Wish Granted is a celebration of the strength and courage of the human spirit in the face of great challenge.
Confirmed athletes and coaches for Wish Granted: