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Meet Shelby

How long have you been involved with Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee? 
I started volunteering at Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee back in December of 2017 and started on staff in April of 2018. Before moving back to Tennessee, I was a volunteer at Make-A-Wish Central Florida for two years. After moving back, I knew I wanted to stay involved with this incredible organization. 
What do you do at Make-A-Wish? 
I am the Community Engagement Coordinator! We couldn’t do what we do without our amazing volunteers, and I have the opportunity to recruit, train and manage those volunteers. I also get to visit the 38 counties we serve and get them involved in our mission!
What is your favorite wish story or experience? 
There are so many good wish stories, so it is hard to choose one. However, I got to be involved with a wish when I was in Florida where the child wanted to fight Darth Vader. We were able to bring in Darth Vader, multiple stormtroopers, some Jedi, and even R2D2, to meet him and he got to learn from the Jedi and beat Darth Vader in a light saber battle! This was such a cool experience for the family (especially because the child and all of his siblings were named after Star Wars characters)! I really enjoyed how excited the whole family was to watch him train to be a Jedi!
If you could have one wish, what would it be? 
My one wish would definitely be to skate with the Nashville Predators! I would definitely embarrass myself and fall 100 times, but it would be so worth it to be in the middle of all the action!

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Suite 201
Nashville, TN 37210
(615) 221-2200