AUSTIN, Texas — For girls and boys fighting life threatening illnesses, there's nothing quite like Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas to lift their spirits.
- Wish granters typically have full-time jobs, and do volunteer work with Make-A-Wish in free time
Whether they want a trip to Disney, a tree house or 3-D printer, the nonprofit makes it happen with the help of volunteer wish granters like Molly Muir.
Molly says, "It's priceless. I mean, the joy on their faces as you're explaining things and what they might be able to do — something they could probably never do or afford. A lot of these families have huge medical expenses, are in and out of the hospital, have been through hell and back."
As a wish granter, Molly meets with families at their home or hospital to get the process started.
Make-A-Wish handles the planning, then Molly returns to relay the exciting news.
Molly also has a full-time job, but still manages to grant over a dozen wishes a year.
She says, "You have a moment sometimes in your life where you realize something is going to make it more joyous, more gracious, more patient, and that's what these kids do for me."
Which is why Molly can't say enough about her favorite nonprofit.
She adds, "Make-A-Wish is a godsend to a lot of these families and to the wish granters. We get so much joy and pleasure out of helping these families, with the little that we do, to help them have such an amazing, life-changing experience."
To become a wish granter or to learn more about Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas, head to cstx.wish.org.