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Bridget Bernarding

Meet Bridget

Bridget and her sister Bridget Bernarding
Graduate Engineer at Civil Site Design Group 
How long have you been affiliated with Make-A-Wish? 
I've been affiliated with Make-A-Wish since 2013 when my sister was granted a wish, and I've been volunteering as a wish catcher and wish family ambassador with Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee since February 2018.
What is your favorite wish story or experience with Make-A-Wish? 
My favorite experience with Make-A-Wish was when my sister was granted her wish to go to Hawaii. Watching her go through her treatments was really tough, but once she got her Make-A-Wish trip granted, her spirits were immediately lifted. We had so much fun counting down the days until the trip and looking up pictures of everything we wanted to see in Hawaii! My family and I always give credit to Make-A-Wish for playing a part in saving her life. The volunteers that planned her wish reveal are who inspired me to become a volunteer for Make-A-Wish!
In what way have you seen the impact a wish can have on a child? 
I've had the chance to plan wish reveals for wish kids who would maybe never have the chance to go to Disney. Seeing how excited the entire family is and knowing that they will remember this trip for the rest of their lives has been really meaningful to me. I love how Make-A-Wish can bring positive strength to a family during hard times and make children feel so special for being strong to fight whatever it is they may be fighting.
If you could have one wish, what would it be? 
My wish would be to hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in Peru!
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