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Harry’s Wish

By | Developer Research, Technology, Uncategorized

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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

By | Developer Research, Technology

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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

         

Jana’s Wish

By | Developer Research, Technology, Uncategorized

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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 Germany.

Jana with wild horses in Hungary

Jana, at 8 eight years old, is suffering from congenital heart failure. Jana has always had a love for horses, and this fall her wish to see the wild horses in Hungary came true. Jana and her family took a very special trip to Hartobagy where they were able to meet with a horse researcher, spend time with the horses, take horseback riding lessons, carriage rides, and much, much more. This was a trip that Jana and her family will always remember.

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

By joining Pivotal Perspectives and participating in  our surveys, you are helping to make dreams like this happen, in your country and all over the world.

Share your IT and software development opinions to support Make-A-Wish® International World Wish Day®

By | Developer Research, Technology

paddypic  Paddy, Pivotal Perspectives-Make-A-Wish® developer recruiting manager

 

 

We are inviting educators, IT and business professionals & software developers and programmers around the world to support World Wish Day® 2017 programs just by sharing their perspectives and opinions on software development tools and services.

Our 2017 goal is to raise $15,000 to support Make A Wish International’s programs around the world.

 Here are some examples of how your participation in this program can help make important wishes for children near you come true.

 Please sign up to help by clicking the button the right.

For more information about our program to support World Wish Day 2017 please click here.

 

rewardsPlease help some deserving children and their families while they face difficult medical challenges. The donations that this program will generate will help make life-changing wishes come true for children around the world.”

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Jon Stettner, President and CEO, Make-A-Wish®International