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Wishes & Kisses [Feb. 13th, 2008|11:26 am]
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The make a wish foundation grants a wish for a terminally ill child every 41 minutes.

If you had been terminally ill at 7 what would you have wished for?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRsnz1nWuDM&e

And a very sweet kitten bath. Aww.
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[User Picture]From: madbard
2008-02-13 05:54 pm (UTC)
>If you had been terminally ill at 7 what would you have wished for?

I think "not being terminally ill" would have been at the top of my list.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-13 05:56 pm (UTC)
Yeah, me too. *nod* But I don't think Make a Wish can help too much in that. They can inspire hope though, which is definitely helpful.
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[User Picture]From: chillygator
2008-02-13 06:09 pm (UTC)
I would wish to be a spokesperson for Make a Wish. My friend Jamie did that and she goes all over speaking and has met very cool people. It's amazing and sounds wonderful.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-13 06:12 pm (UTC)
I've been looking into it as well. What an amazing thing to be able to do. Help children make their dreams come true. That's just wonderful.
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[User Picture]From: marguerlucy
2008-02-13 06:13 pm (UTC)
at age 7? wow that is tough. I probably would have wanted to meet Dolly Parton or Anne Murray, my favorite singers at the time.

I actually once in awhile think about what my wish would be if that was the case now. LOL which is silly and morbid. But my answer would be to read a scene with Christian Bale! so if i become terminally ill and anyone asks, its that. LOL
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-13 06:17 pm (UTC)
When I was 7 it was playing Annie. lol. ;)

And that's awesome. Gosh. Now? I don't know. I'd have to think on it more. I knew what it was at 7 so that's why I asked it that way. hehe
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[User Picture]From: veronica_rich
2008-02-13 06:26 pm (UTC)
For Wonder Woman to come visit me and leave behind her Lasso of Truth!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-13 06:30 pm (UTC)
Rock on. =)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-13 06:41 pm (UTC)
That's awesome. :)
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From: pink_lemons
2008-02-13 06:41 pm (UTC)
No idea. Prolly something stupid like meeting Ronald McDonald. LOL I didn't like any celebrities yet (I don't think), I had all the toys in the world...

I don't know if I already knew singing was a job and you could like do it on stage, but I liked to sing, so maybe that. I'm honestly not sure.

I know that at that age, when I used to wish on stars, I used to ask God for a boyfriend. HAHA And here I am, gonna be 22 in week and I've never actually had a BOYFRIEND (I've dated, etc. but no relationships).
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-13 06:46 pm (UTC)
I don't think Make A Wish can provide a boyfriend. ;) *hugs* Happy early birthday, babe!
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From: pink_lemons
2008-02-13 06:43 pm (UTC)
I love The Make A Wish Foundation, but if you really think about it, when you're a kid, you don't need money or things or to meet anyone to be happy...you just are, every second of the day.

Its adults who feel the need to hold onto the physical world.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-13 06:48 pm (UTC)
That's not always true. Especially if you're hurting from disease or something like that. I think the Make A Wish foundation is truly amazing.

And I think it's great for those that love the child, to be able to see a little wish come true.
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[User Picture]From: rinnychan
2008-02-13 07:22 pm (UTC)
I would've wished to see a real live unicorn :)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-13 07:31 pm (UTC)
Awww. :)
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[User Picture]From: froose_speaker
2008-02-13 07:43 pm (UTC)

What I Would Have Wished For?

I didn't go to Disneyworld till I was nine. Every day before that, when I saw a dandelion, I would wish that I could go to Disneyworld "where all your dreams come true". I was still into fairytales and princesses at the time. So, I think that's where I would have gone. Actually, that's probably where I would go now, because it was so much fun.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-13 07:45 pm (UTC)

Re: What I Would Have Wished For?

Aww. That's so sweet. :)
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[User Picture]From: jenniferline
2008-02-13 07:56 pm (UTC)
Loved the video--so cute!

I think I probably would have wished for a day on the set of "Dukes of Hazard," because I was so totally nutso about John Schneider. Go ahead and laugh--it's pretty funny.

It's a great cause.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-13 11:55 pm (UTC)
haha. ;) I will. That rocks though.

-- And it really is. Awesome organization.
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[User Picture]From: leilia
2008-02-13 08:16 pm (UTC)
At age 7. I would have wanted to meet Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia. Luke was my first Crush and I wanted to grow up to be Princess Leia. *blushes*
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-13 11:56 pm (UTC)
Awww!!! Rock on. I don't think I got into Star Wars until about ten, but that's totally awesome. Star Wars love forever!
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[User Picture]From: dwaleberry
2008-02-13 08:28 pm (UTC)

I'd wish for...

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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-13 11:57 pm (UTC)

Re: I'd wish for...

Darnit. Embedded sutff has not been loading for me at all, but I'll trust it rocks.
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[User Picture]From: koupob
2008-02-13 08:33 pm (UTC)
It definitely would have been to meet the Ninja Turtles. They were my heros!

-K
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-13 11:58 pm (UTC)
Dude, they freakin' rocked. =)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-13 11:58 pm (UTC)
LOL, right? I'm not quite that patient with my kid. Maybe I should make Mama cat my role model.
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[User Picture]From: p_man_vinogrado
2008-02-13 08:52 pm (UTC)
If I knew I have only 1 hour til` death, I would wish to live this hour in peace.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-13 11:59 pm (UTC)
*nod* Me too. I'd liek to know an hour in advance, I suppose. So I can make all my arrangements. Tell those I love I'll miss them.
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[User Picture]From: jehannamama
2008-02-13 10:40 pm (UTC)
At seven, it would have been a horse of my own.
Seriously, I was obsessed.

And yanno, giving my oldest son a bath and shampoo had a lot of similarities to what that cat is going through. I sympathize.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-14 12:02 am (UTC)
That's awesome. Horses are amazing creatures.


Me too! Usually I'm playing right back. If he splashes me when I'm giving him a bath I splash him right back. Baths often take waaaay too long, because he spends so much time playing. lol
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[User Picture]From: e_burke
2008-02-14 01:20 am (UTC)
Let's see..when I was 7....

I think that was 2nd grade. And I wrote in a journal all the things I wanted out of life in the next 10 years, no matter how fantastic, and the ones I remember were:
100 dollars
a color gameboy with donkey kong
a swimming pool
a robot I could pilot.


But more than likely, I'd ask to be sent somewhere I was obsessed with at the time, I think it was the Outback and the Great Barrier Reef. Funny, Id've met Steve Irwin.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-14 06:17 am (UTC)
Awww, that's cool!
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[User Picture]From: amazingadrian
2008-02-14 01:58 am (UTC)
The Make A Wish Foundation? Some people think it is a waste of resources, since the money is being spent on fulfilling kid's wishes rather than being put into funds that can help look for a cure to whatever ails them...but I don't think that trivializes their cause in the least.

Back in the mid 80's, a child used the Make A Wish Foundation to meet the members of the band Journey (my favorite band, which his how I know this trivia). They flew all the way down from California, where they were recording at the time, to visit him, bringing him a tape with the just-recorded song "Only The Young". He died the next day, before the band members had even returned home.

It's kind of hard for me to say what I would have asked for at age 7, because I am a totally different person. Though I can say with some confidence that I would have asked them to find an artist for me and publish my comic book concepts.

Nowadays, I don't know. I'd probably have them see if they could find someone willing to marry me before I died, and failing that, organize a tour to meet all of my internet friends.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-14 06:23 am (UTC)
How amazing that that child was able to have that experience . That's so wonderful.

And that's a really neat wish with your comic books. Rock on.

And aww. *hugs*
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[User Picture]From: booniecat
2008-02-14 02:29 am (UTC)
At seven, I would have wished for...books to read, I imagine. I've always loved books, and to read, so I imagine that would have been my wish. That or something involving unicorns or something similar.

Now, I would wish to go on a world cruise, so I could see the wonders of this world before I move onto the next.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-14 06:24 am (UTC)
Seeing the wonders of the wourld would be amazing. -- Would you have wished to be the star of your own book as a child?
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[User Picture]From: fuzzygreenfruit
2008-02-14 03:45 am (UTC)
dispite the fact that i don't even really remember who i was or what my wants and desires were when i was 7, i'd probably say that i'd wish to go to disney world.
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[User Picture]From: runeenigma
2008-02-14 04:18 am (UTC)
I could watch those cats for hours. :)

At seven, I would have wished for some impossible, fantastical thing like world peace. Or a unicorn.

I had very little concept of reality, at that age.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-14 06:33 am (UTC)
*nod* I feel you there. Wouldn't it be nice if world peace was attainable just like that? A wish?
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[User Picture]From: wafflelips
2008-02-14 04:21 am (UTC)
I would have wished for my grandmother to come back, she died the year I was 7. But knowing that the foundation couldn't grant that....let's see.

Hmmmm.

Probably a trip to Cedar Point (which is like Six Flags theme park). Yeah, that's what I would have wished for.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-14 06:34 am (UTC)
*hugs*
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[User Picture]From: bargoddess1329
2008-02-14 05:21 am (UTC)
probably a day on a horse farm, just hangin out with the ponies.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-14 06:36 am (UTC)
That's awesome. :)
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From: ex_theglaiv
2008-02-14 07:01 am (UTC)
No contest. A horse of my own. Later I got older, got a part time job and bought one. But at 7... every falling star was another wish for one. I guess in the end I got my wish, I just needed to work to make it come true.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-14 05:01 pm (UTC)
That's awesome.
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[User Picture]From: marguerlucy
2008-02-14 11:01 pm (UTC)
that kitten video would be more fun if it was me narrating the cats' voices instead of that midi Montel song. wtf?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-15 12:19 am (UTC)
LOL, yes. agree. ;)
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