When wish-granting extraordinaire, Laura Bruce, first signed up to be a volunteer wish-granter in 2009, she wasn’t sure what she was getting herself into. Laura feared that volunteering for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Alaska and Washington, a non-profit organization that grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy, would
bring sadness into her life.
But she couldn’t have been further from the truth. “My role is delivering an escape of pure joy for families who have been so bogged down in getting through each day,” she said. “It is so cathartic for them and for me to just focus on what makes them happy.”
Laura goes above-and-beyond when she grants wishes to Alaskan children. Many of her wishes involve travel, so she spends countless hours carefully and creatively planning larger-than-life send-off parties to bid her wish kids bon voyage on their trips.