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Giving hope to kids facing critical illness

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Together, Reliable Insurance Solutions and Make-A-Wish New Hampshire create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

Every 20 minutes a child is diagnosed with a critical illness – like 5-year-old Ellah, who has been fighting lung cancer since birth, 13-year-old Noah, who was diagnosed with a debilitating endocrine condition at a young age, or 6-year-old Stella, who’s experienced seizures from epilepsy since the first year of her life.

“One uplifting moment can help a child believe anything is possible.”

– Matthew Poulin, Agency Principal, Reliable Insurance Solutions

Reliable Insurance Solutions agency principal Matthew Poulin knows first-hand that staying hopeful can make a difference to a child facing severe illness. When his son was diagnosed with meningitis at just three weeks old, he did all he could to help his son recover. Since that time, Poulin has volunteered with Make-A-Wish New Hampshire to bring hope, strength and joy to more severely ill children.

“One uplifting moment can help a child believe anything is possible,” says Poulin. “I’ve been involved with Make-A-Wish for over 30 years because they give struggling families in our community hope to persevere through the darkest times.”

 

Granting wishes, transforming lives

The organization grants heart-felt wishes that are as unique as each “wish kid” — from the kid who longs for a magical trip to Disney World, to the one who dreams of digging for dinosaur fossils, to the aspiring young writer who wishes to have her book published.

On average, Make-A-Wish New Hampshire grants 80-90 wishes a year, approximately one wish every four days. To help make more wishes come true, Poulin encourages Reliable agency staff to volunteer alongside him at the many fundraising activities for Make-A-Wish, like golf tournaments, rafting events and donor breakfasts. The whole agency has been involved in fundraising, demonstrating their commitment to giving back to their community.

“Thanks to the staff at Reliable Insurance, we can grant more life-changing wishes, transform lives and ultimately transform our entire community.”

– Julie Baron, President and CEO, Make-A-Wish New Hampshire

The funds raised allow the many volunteer wish granters, including Poulin, to in turn do good work throughout New Hampshire. So when Poulin isn’t helping to raise funds, you can likely find him donating his time helping to grant wishes — like the time he helped construct a bridge to a child’s wished-for play house.

“Thanks to the staff at Reliable Insurance, we can grant more life-changing wishes, transform lives and ultimately transform our entire community,” says Julie Baron, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish New Hampshire. “We couldn’t do that work without the commitment and passion of our local volunteers.”

 

A wish can change everything

A wish can be the spark that helps a kid believe anything is possible — 97 percent of wish alums say their wish made them more joyful and hopeful for the future. According to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, wishes granted give wish kids the strength to fight harder against their illnesses and can create better health outcomes.

 

Help kids find strength and hope

A Make More Happen award will help Make-A-Wish fund more wishes for New Hampshire kids diagnosed with critical illnesses. Help Reliable Insurance Solutions win $10,000 for Make-A-Wish New Hampshire by clicking the vote button. Get them an extra vote by cheering them on in the comments below by Aug. 31, 2023.

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Mariah Kulkin
7 months ago

Nicely done!

Mariah Kulkin
7 months ago

Way to go!

Jane
7 months ago

Voted!

Steve
7 months ago

Great cause. Congrats to Matt and his team.

Jill Mashburn
8 months ago

So wonderful to give these children their wish. My niece was able to her her wish years ago before we lost her to cancer.

Richard Barry
8 months ago

People helping people! What a great way to start your day. Thank you

Nancy Poulos
8 months ago

My Dad was very involved with Make-A-Wish! I vote in his memory!! Nice work !!

John Plummer
8 months ago

Not too many things more important than Make-A-Wish and Special Olympics!

Nicole Lyons Lahey
8 months ago

This is awesome! Thank you for supporting Make-A-Wish NH!

Christine Harte
8 months ago

So many smiles from one wish being granted!!

Dedee Greenleaf
8 months ago

As a Make A Wish recipient family we thank you for your support!

Last edited 8 months ago by Dedee Greenleaf
Joe Magner
8 months ago

Thanks for your work.

Floyd Graham
8 months ago

Happy to support a great cause. David Poulin and Reliable Insurance are great community partners.

Mike T
8 months ago

You guys are the best!!

Nicole Wawrzonek
8 months ago

Great work, you have my vote!

Karen Zerrahn
8 months ago

Thank you for all you do for such an important cause. Let’s get you well past 500 votes!

Donna GUNTER
8 months ago

Great Job! You dedication to Make-A Wish Matt is so inspiring!

Joshua Shea
8 months ago

Insurance hopped for years until landing with Matt. Seeing him involved in trying so hard to double the gift for sick children is totally on-brand for Matt. I wish I would have found him earlier, but just so grateful he takes care of all of my family’s insurance needs.

Shanna Brien
8 months ago

Congratulations Matt! Your dedication to making a positive impact for these children is inspiring. Keep up the fantastic work!

Linda LaBeau
8 months ago

Such a worthy cause. Keep up the great work.

Cornielous
8 months ago

This is awesome! Such good stuff!

Emily Parker Bibbo
8 months ago

So proud to help Matt at Reliable make a difference for these kids lives!! Big thanks to Matt for all his efforts!

Rick Dukelow
8 months ago

Great cause team!

Gloria Bibbo
8 months ago

Thank you for for support!

Caroline Bibbo
8 months ago

Congrats!

Thomas Poulin
8 months ago

Thank you Safeco and Make A Wish!

Daniel MacNeil
8 months ago

Great cause! Nice work Reliable Insurance!

David Poulin
8 months ago

Thank you to Safeco for this initiative!

Matthew Poulin
8 months ago

We do all we can for out community and love the Make A Wish.

Danielle Anthony
8 months ago

Congratulations! A great cause to support!

Richard Kanto
8 months ago

Thanks for doing this great work for such as good cause!

Don McManus
8 months ago

Great cause! They do amazing work!

Melissa
8 months ago

Such an amazing cause!

Scott
8 months ago

Congrats, and thanks for your dedication to a great cause!

Kim Breen
8 months ago

This is wonderful!

Joe Conley
8 months ago

This is amazing!

Jenna Purdy
8 months ago

Congrats!

Deb Bissell
8 months ago

Great cause, keep up the great work!

Hannah Reynolds-Brown
8 months ago

Congratulations and thank you for supporting such a wonderful cause!

Caleb Haydanek
8 months ago

Amazing to see!

Lucy Newton
8 months ago

Congratulations and thank you for supporting such an amazing cause!

Shawn Fitzgerald
8 months ago

Awesome! Congrats and thank you for supporting this important cause!

Stephanie
8 months ago

Great cause!

Mike c
8 months ago

Great cause and team

Jenna Clemishaw
8 months ago

Congratulations and thank you for supporting such a wonderful cause!

Michael Cushman
8 months ago

Congrats to an amazing Safeco/liberty partner and make a wish NH

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