SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – Wish granters are special volunteers for Make-A-Wish Utah who dedicate their volunteer time to making wishes comes true for children with critical illneeses. Debbie Olsen is part of a small group of volunteer wish granters who have reached a special milestone, having granted 100 wishes or more, changing 100 lives. Debbie joined the Make-A-Wish volunteer team in 1997.

Research shows that wishes can help children build the physical and emotional strength they need
to fight a critical illness. Make-A-Wish Utah faces a record number of wishes waiting to be granted in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. More than ever before, wishes need the support of our community to grant the wish of every eligible child.

Volunteering with Make-A-Wish Utah is a fantastic opportunity to make a positive impact on our
community. Wish granters typically work in pairs and meet with a wish family directly to design a child’s wish
experience. A wish gives children renewed energy and strength, brings families closer together and unites

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