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World Wish Day 2017

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World Wish Day is a day that recognizes and celebrates all those who have generously contributed to Make-A-Wish®. Without the support of hundreds of companies and thousands of individuals, the wishes that are granted each day would not be possible. Here are Pivot Point Research, we are proud to support Make-A-Wish®, and are thankful for all of you have helped us contribute to this life changing organization.

If you have been a part of one of our survey projects, then you have already helped to support Make-A-Wish®! With every survey that is completed, a donation is made. Just several minutes of your time helps to give magical memories that will last a lifetime to a child. If you would like to make an additional donation to Make-A-Wish®, visit the World Wish Day website https://worldwish.org/en/donateWWD2017

 

 

Make-A-Wish® International Foundation- Pivotal Perspectives® Program

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Liza Womac, Pivotal Perspectives-Make-A-Wish® Program Coordinator

Make a Wish

The Make-A-Wish® Foundation began in 1980 when an Arizona Police Department made the wish of  little boy with leukemia come true. That little boy’s name was Chris, and with his simple wish of wanting to be a police officer for a day, the idea for a wish-granting organization was born. Nearly 37 years later, thousands of wishes all around the world have been granted for children with life-threatening medical conditions.

Inspired by the stories of strength of these children, and the joy that these wishes bring, the community at Pivotal Perspectives® is committed to supporting this foundation with every survey that a participant completes. When you share your perspectives about software development and cloud computing issues, you are also helping to make the wish of a child come true. Here at Pivotal Perspectives®, our goal in 2017 is to donate $10,000 to Make-A-Wish. Your participation in our surveys will help us meet that goal. To read more about the Make-A-Wish Foundation®, click here.

Along with supporting the Make-A-Wish® International Foundation, there are several other good reasons to participate in our program.

  1. Your perspectives will influence decisions on products and programs offered by companies like Amazon, Blackberry, IBM, Intel and Microsoft.
  2. We offer a points-based thank you rewards system. You will receive $50 USD (via Amazon gift card, prepaid Visa card, or PayPal) after you have completed four surveys relevant to your area of expertise.
  3. You will get early access to view new tech job/project opportunities on the Pivotal Positions™ job post portal.

 

PJ’s Wish

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Liza Womac, Pivotal Perspectives-Make-A-Wish® Program Coordinator

 

PJ, a young man from Canada, was granted a life-changing wish through Make-A-Wish®  Toronto & Central Ontario. PJ has battled a type of cancer called Hodgkin Lymphoma. This disease has kept him from doing the normal everyday things that a typical teenager would do, but it has not kept him from his passion for politics. PJ’s dream is to one day become the prime minister of Canada. The Make-A-Wish foundation made this dream come true sooner than PJ could have imagined.

Many people came together to plan a very special week for PJ. His trip began by being flown to Ottawa, where he was made honorary Prime Minister during the week of his wish. Throughout his stay in Ottawa, PJ had the pleasure of meeting the Prime Minister of Canada himself, Justin Trudeau and many other influential politicians. He had his own security detail and got to stay in the presidential suite at the famous hotel, Chateau Laurier.

Thanks to the Make-A-Wish®  Foundation, this was a magical week for PJ and his family. PJ described the experience as his version of Disneyland.

At Pivotal Perspectives® , we are proud to support the Make-A-Wish®  International Foundation. Each time a survey is completed, a donation is made to support wishes like PJ’s and so many others around the world.

To read more about PJ’s story, click here: PJ’s Wish

 

 

 

Balun’s Wish

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Liza Womac, Pivotal Perspectives-Make-A-Wish® Program Coordinator

 

Meet five-year-old Balun. He lives in Hong Kong and is suffering from end-stage renal failure. One of Balun’s favorite things to do, is have his parents tell him stories of superheros. The Make-A-Wish team in Hong Kong was able to plan a day for Balun that included meeting his most esteemed superhero and going on a special mission. Balun got to dress up in a superhero costume, catch all of the “bad guys”, recapture the magic, and save the earth! He got to be a real superhero!

For one day, Balun was given the chance to escape the world of sickness, and become the superhero that he dreamed of being. Many people came together to play the parts of different characters and act out battle scenes involved with the mission. Balun experienced so much happiness and pride that day, as did his family.

The Make-A-Wish® International Foundation helps to make the wishes of children with incurable illnesses come true, all over the world. With each survey that is completed, Pivot Point Research is proud to make a donation to this incredible program.

To learn more about Balun’s story, click here: Balun’s Story

Camila’s Wish

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Liza Womac, Pivotal Perspectives-Make-A-Wish® Program Coordinator

 

The Make-A-Wish® Foundation began in the United States in 1980. Today, the Make-A-Wish® International Foundation reaches countries and children all over the world. This amazing program helps make the wishes come true of children with life-threatening medical conditions. Pivot Point Research is proud to support this foundation, and children all over the world.

This week’s Make-A-Wish story comes from a young girl in Brazil. Nine-year-old Camila, diagnosed with malignant cerebral neoplasm, dreamed of being a real princess. She didn’t want to be just any princess though, she wanted to be a warrior princess. The Make-A-Wish team in Brazil made this dream a reality for Camila. A very special day was set up for the young girl, a day where she would feel like hero, Princess Valiente.

Camila’s dream day began with an archery class. She learned how to use a bow and arrow and hit targets. Next, Camila went to a stable where she learned to ride a horse, just a like a real warrior princess! After a special lunch filled with more surprises, Camila got to go on a carriage ride. The day was a dream come true, a day where Camila was transported to another world, far away from the one of pain and suffering that she was so used to.

There are many children just like Camila, wishing to experience their dream become a reality, if only for just one day. By taking part in one of our surveys. a donation will be made to the Make-A-Wish® International Foundation.

To read more about Camila’s story, click here: Camila’s Wish

Matthieu’s Wish

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Liza Womac, Pivotal Perspectives-Make-A-Wish® Program Coordinator

 

Meet Matthieu, a 6 year old who livse in Calvados. The Make-A-Wish program in France made Matthieu’s wish come true by giving him the gift of his very own dog, a Labrador retriever named Lotus. When the Make-A-Wish team arrived with the new puppy,  Matthieu was very surprised! He hugged the little dog at great length and couldn’t believe that he finally had the dog he always wanted.

Along with the dog, Matthieu was given all of the things necessary to take care of a it properly. His father even built a dog house for the new family member! There is no doubt that Lotus will be well-loved by Matthieu and his family. Lotus will also be a tremendous comfort to Matthieu as he continues his treatment.

Pivot Point Research is dedicated to helping children all over the world like Matthieu to realize their wishes through the Make-A-Wish-International-Foundation® . Each time you complete a survey, a donation is made to this life-changing organization.

To learn more about Matthieu’s story, click here: Matthieu’s Wish

 

 

 

Carter’s Wish to Discover Dinosaurs

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Liza Womac, Pivotal Perspectives-Make-A-Wish® Program Coordinator

 

No matter how big or small you may be, old or young, everyone has a dream. Carter, a seven year old from Australia, has a strong passion for all things prehistoric. He dreams of one day becoming an archaeologist and researching dinosaurs. Carter is battling Burkitt lymphoma, and when the Australian Make-A-Wish team visited Carter, he wished for a dinosaur adventure.

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Carter and his family got to experience the trip of a lifetime when they traveled to rural North Queensland to Australia’s world heritage-listed Dinosaur Trail. Carter was given his own paleontologist outfit to wear and got to dig for ancient bones and assemble his very own miniature skeleton of a T-Rex. Carter was given the incredible opportunity to experience what the world of archaeologists and dinosaur discoveries is really like.

This is just one of many Make-A-Wish stories from all over the world. By working with Pivotal Perspectives, you are helping to make the wishes of children with life-threatening diseases become a reality. When you complete a survey, a donation is made to the International Make-A-Wish Foundation® .

To learn more about Carter and his story, click here: Carter’s Wish

Rahul’s Wish

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Liza Womac, Pivotal Perspectives-Make-A-Wish® Program Coordinator

 

Many young children dream of meeting their favorite celebrities. For nine year old Rahul from Bihar, this dream came true. Rahul was under treatment for cancer at the Army Hospital in Delhi when the Make-A-Wish team visited the hospital. They asked him what he wished for, he told them that he wished to meet several famous cricket players. The Make-A-Wish Foundation® was able to arrange for Rahul to spend the day with Ashish Nehra, Virender Sehwag, and Yuvraj Singh.

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Rahul met the cricket players at the Taj Palace Hotel, where he got spend the day with these celebrities he looked up to so much. Rahul was given presents, autographs, and irreplaceable memories. These stars made Rahul feel like a star and helped him feel better as he was going through such a difficult time.

We are proud to be supporters of the International Make-A-Wish Foundation®, and to help make wishes like Rahul’s, and so many others come true. For every participant that completes one of our surveys, a donation will be made to this incredible foundation. Please join us in helping wishes in your country, and all over the world, come true!

To read more about Rahul’s story, and other wishes from India, please click here: Rahul’s Wish

Harry’s Wish

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Liza Womac, Pivotal Perspectives-Make-A-Wish® Program Coordinator

 

The Pivotal Perspectives program helps children with life threatening health conditions get closer to making their wish come true. Pivotal Perspectives makes a donation to the Make-A-Wish International Foundation® each time a software developer or business professional participates in a survey sponsored by leading tech industry companies. There are so many wonderful stories of wishes to share, this week we would like to share a story from the Make-A-Wish Foundation® in the United Kingdom.

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Meet Harry, a 15 year old from Exeter who loves to play sports, especially football. After being diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, a rare type of bone cancer, Harry was no longer able to play his beloved sport. Harry endured seven months of chemotherapy, surgery, and intravenous immunotherapy following chemo. Harry was strong throughout the treatment, but desperately missed being able to play football. The doctors told Harry that he would not be able to play the sport, for fear of damaging the metal rod that had been put into his leg (in place of his shin).

Harry was given the chance to have a wish come true through  Make-A-Wish International Foundation® . His wish was to try out another sport that he might be able to enjoy in the future. His wish was to go cycling at the London Velodrome where the Team GB Olympians excelled in 2012. Harry and his family traveled to London where they got to stay in a hotel, go cycling, and enjoy a shopping spree. Harry was able to ride a tandem bike, then a bike all on his own. He had an amazing time as he whizzed around the track.

The wish was a gift not only to Harry, but to his family. It gave them a chance to be together and laugh together. Experiences like this is what Pivot Point Research wants to help Make-A-Wish grant more of. By participating in our surveys, you are helping to make wishes like this happen in your country and all over the world.

To read more about Harry’s Make-A-Wish story, click here: Harry’s Wish

 

Audran’s Wish

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Liza Womac, Pivotal Perspectives-Make-A-Wish® Program Coordinator

 

Pivotal Perspectives is proud to be a sponsor of the Make-A-Wish International Foundation®.  A donation to the Make-A-Wish International Foundation® is made each time a software developer or business professional participates in a survey sponsored by leading tech industry companies.

This week, we would like to share a story from the Make-A-Wish Foundation® in France.

 

Audran is 5 years old and lives in Saint-Germain-du-Crioult in the Calvados.  This past October, Audran’s wish of traveling to Disneyland and meeting his favorite Disney characters was granted. Audran and his family traveled to Disneyland in Paris and enjoyed three days of vacation. At Disneyland, Audran was able to meet many of his favorite Disney characters. including Mickey Mouse, Anna and Elsa, and Ratatoulli. Audran watched the famous Disneyland parade and firework show, and enjoyed all that the Disney hotel had to offer. This was the trip of a lifetime for Audran and his family. It gave them an incredible experience and memories that will last a lifetime.

To learn more about Audran’s wish, click here: Audran’s Wish