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Wish granted : 25 stories of strength and resilience from America's favorite athletes
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9780062218391

9780062218414
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First edition.
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vi, 215 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents:
Introduction / Michael Jordan -- Seeing dreams and wishes come true / Michael Phelps -- You can't say no / Ken Griffey, Jr. -- Up for the fight / John Cena -- Racing for smiles / Jimmie Johnson -- The blessing of joy / Bethany Hamilton -- Building relationships for the entire family / Kurt Warner -- Giving children a sense of ownership / Luis Gonzales -- The experience will change you / Grant Hill -- Paying it forward / Chris Petersen -- Attitude is everything / Annika Sorenstam -- The gift of memories / Scot Hamilton -- Rising to the challenge / Chipper Jones -- Wishes are part of a mission / Evander Holyfield -- One person can make a difference: a child changed me / Larry Fitzgerald -- Every child deserves a childhood / Jim Kleinsasser -- It's about doing right / Ricky Carmichael -- Live in the moment / Misty May-Treanor -- We can all do something / Barry Sanders -- Defying expectations / Anthony Robles -- Finding a cause / Tim Hudson -- It's all about hope / Tony Hawk -- Granting wishes makes me better / Landon Donovan -- It's all about attitude / Danica Patrick -- A team responsibility / The New England Patriots -- About the Make-a-Wish Foundation -- About Michael Jordan -- About Don Yaeger -- How it all started.
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A rare glimpse into the private lives of your favorite athletes and what gives these champion sportsmen and women a deeper satisfaction than any trophy or championship ring. It's no surprise that the stories in Wish Granted celebrates the strength and courage of the human spirit in the face of adversity--and a celebration you can be a part of. Every book sold will help grant life-changing wishes.
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"Those kids are my heroes and by actively deciding to help them continue their fight with a little more hope, you're one of my heroes, too."--Michael Jordan, from the Introduction

Poignant stories from this nation's best loved athletes include Michael Jordan, Michael Phelps, John Cena, Bethany Hamilton, Danica Patrick, Tony Hawk, the New England Patriots, and many more.

Imagine a seriously ill child who gets to make one wish . . . and that wish is to meet you. How would you measure up? Wish Granted shows how twenty-five of the most celebrated professional athletes of all time answered this question by sharing what it is like to transform the lives of Make-A-Wish kids. You will find out that these wishes are game changers, not just for the kids . . . for the athletes themselves. Some, like record-breaking gold medalist Michael Phelps, discover the tremendous impact wish kids have had on wish granters' perspectives, on their understanding of real strength, and on how we all want to live our lives.

Sports fans will be thrilled to get an insider's look into the deeply personal moments of their favorite superstars, and every reader will find inspiration in the amazing gift of human connection.