Sam James – Make A Wish

I’m very involved in Make-a-Wish Oklahoma. I interned there my senior year of college, both semesters, and I was heavily involved as a volunteer.

I had two wish kids, and both wanted to go to Disney. With Covid, the volunteer structures changed a bit. Everything is kind of on hold. But I’m still connected with the family and I’m really looking forward to when we can continue and make those kids’ wishes come true.

I was really drawn to Make-a-Wish because, a really good friend of mine interned with them her Junior year. She spoke so highly of them, so I applied. The very first conversation I had with their coordinator I was just like, this is it. This is where I want to be.

Volunteering there always just puts your life into perspective. It’s easy to forget how lucky I am. I’ve been meeting with one specific family and they’re always so grateful and so appreciative. And it really just touches you. The kids… they’re so excited. It’s just really awesome.