Linda Neiffer & Stefanie Spivey
Linda Neiffer and Stefanie Spivey are friends and colleagues who have joined forces to become a wish granting team in Eastern Oregon. This dynamic duo work on countless wishes together, and will drive anywhere to make a child's wish come true. On every wish, the two shop, plan, and call wish families together. Their advice to other wish granters: "Communication is key. Communicate until you feel like you are over communicating."
"I became a teacher because kids inspire me and early in my career one of my students was a wish kid. I was touched in so many ways, and saw firsthand how much Make-A-Wish impacted his family. His wish became a positive during a difficult time. Make-A-Wish is all about kids and families, and I wanted to be a part of the magic. Every child's dream and wish inspire me. I LOVE Make-A-Wish and meeting 'my' new wish kid and their family. After the wish is over, I miss them and always hope their wish was everything they hoped for." ~Linda Neiffer.
"I admire an organization that puts kids first in their highest time of need. I love that Make-A-Wish is all about the kids all the time. I am proud of the contribution that I can make even in the smallest way to kids in need. This may sound strange, but my favorite wish is always the next wish. I don't want to ever stop volunteering. I love the entire experience and can't say enough about how valuable my partner is. Together, we are double the love for families." ~Stefanie Spivey.