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Maddie Sjothun

Meet Maddie

Maddie  Maddie Sjothun, Mission Delivery Coordinator
How long have you been involved with Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee?  
Since November of 2018! I am brand new to our Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee chapter! During my senior year of college, I volunteered and interned for Make-A-Wish Alaska & Washington. The mission, the experience, the community… it all just made my heart happy. Since I was a little girl, I always told my family and close friends that I’d end up in Nashville, Tennessee one day. Only visiting once before, it felt like somewhere I was supposed to be. When this opportunity with Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee presented itself, I couldn’t say no. I’m forever grateful that the stars aligned! 
What do you do at Make-A-Wish?
I am the Mission Delivery Coordinator. My role is responsible for engaging wish families throughout their wish experience and beyond. Whether it’s making intake calls or coordinating wishes myself, I am always in touch with families!
What is your favorite wish story or experience?
Mine would have to be when I granted my very first wish! My wish kid wanted a companion dog. The combination of the selflessness that came out of the community to make it happen and witnessing my wish kid’s face light up with the biggest smile when she embraced her dog for the first time…I carry that experience with me every day. 
If you could have one wish, what would it be?
To paraglide in the Swiss Alps of Interlaken, Switzerland. Since Switzerland is known for their chocolate, eating a chocolate bar while I’m doing it would be the cherry on top!  

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