Meet Wishgranter Eszter
Behind every wish, is a dedicated Wishgranter. We asked Wishgranter Eszter a few questions to find out more about who she is and what it means to her to play such an important role in a child's Wish Journey...
Where are you from?
Originally Budapest, Hungary, but locally from Hampshire.
What is a Wishgranter, in your opinion?
A Wishgranter is many things: problem solver, administrator, a mind that dares to dream and take off with a child’s imagination, an incorrigible optimist and, at times, a miracle worker!
How long have you been a Wishgranter?
What would your Wish be?
That’s a difficult one. Perhaps meeting and chatting with my favourite author, Stephen King?
What did you want to be when you were little?
I was torn between being an English teacher and an actress.
Best feedback you’ve ever received?
I was organising a London sightseeing wish for a young lady from the US. She was recovering from leukaemia and often felt tired, needing her wheelchair. However, in preparation for her journey she started to train herself to walk round the block further and further without using a wheelchair. Once she came over, she didn’t have to use it once! So her wish was a great motivator for her mobility.
What makes you feel proud about your job?
The smiles and good memories these wishes leave behind.
What is your biggest achievement at Make-A-Wish?
I’ve worked on a lot on international wishes, so I can safely say that there’s a child on most continents whose wish I helped make come true - from New Zealand, to Singapore, to Mexico.
What Is your favourite wish memory?
I’m not sure I’m allowed to say this, but I was lucky enough to witness the meeting between young Nick and Patty Jenkins, the director of Wonder Woman. They worked together like old colleagues, spending a day that ended with Patty offering an internship to Nick when he goes to college!
What would surprise us most about being a Wishgranter?
The level of multitasking required!
Two things you enjoy or like to do?
Playing video games and reading.