Wish Upon A Hero is a wonderful website that I ran across in November of 2017. The site was created by Dave Girgenti shortly after the September 11th attack on our nation. Dave had seen the growing need among people after such a horrible event and has worked hard to make a difference. He moved forward to create a site where no wish is to small, no wish is too large and everyone can be a hero. At the time this article was written there were 16996 members and 14310 wishes have been granted. All of this in less than a year. With the growth at the level it is now, can you imagine where we could be in five years? WUAH, as it is commonly referred to, has recently received its certified nonprofit status.
Wishes that are granted range from the very small to very large, therefor, re-enforcing the tag line “no wish is too small and no wish is too large”. The heartfelt commitment of the members is overwhelming. Although anyone can be a hero, there are “Wish Ambassadors” who work diligently to make wishes come true. These special people spend countless hours contacting businesses to get donations of products, time and coupons. There has been every type of wish granted from a birthday card to helping a WWII veteran return to Pearl Harbor. The possibilities of this effort combined with the “pay it forward” theory are endless.
On September 26th 2008, WUAH will hold the first annual Hero Awards Gala. This will be held in Voorhees, New Jersey at The Mansion on Main Street. The night will be filled with much excitement. Starting with a gourmet meal, auction, dancing, entertainment, and the granting of a wish LIVE. The tickets are only $125 per person and only 400 are being sold. So if you would like to be at the most inspirational event of the year then get your tickets early. This will defiantly be a night to remember.
In closing, I want everyone to think about your wish. Everyone has a wish and anyone can be a hero. How would it feel to put a smile on a child’s face by sending them a get well card or being part of a group that sends a child home to care for their dying parent? Visit this wonderful site at www.wishuponahero.com and become someones hero today.