(Un)Stop the Story
(Un)Stop the Story
Mar 18, 2021
Making Wishes Come True with Frank Shankwitz (dec.)
Play • 40 min

*This episode was recorded before Frank Shankwitz’s passing. Unstoppable Tracy feels honored to have spoken with him. She sends her condolences to his family and loved ones. Rest in peace, Wish Man. 

Unstoppable Tracy welcomes Frank Shankwitz, a philanthropist and a co-founder of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. He has received the President's Call to Service Award, the Making a Difference in the World, the Making a World of Difference and the Ellis Island Medal of Honor awards. Throughout his life, he has seen many challenges that threatened to end both his life and his drive, but he persisted. 

Frank inspires us with his life story, sharing the many obstacles he encountered and how he gained the strength to overcome them. He talks about what drove him into co-founding the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and the impact it had on his life and the lives of many other families across the continent.

You’ll hear Frank and Unstoppable Tracy talk about:

  1. Dismantling stereotypes of the disabled community.
  2. How Frank learned to turn negatives into positives.
  3. Frank’s brush with death.
  4. The child whose circumstances kickstarted the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
  5. Tips for replicating the success of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.


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