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Subject: Wish Upon a Hero?
Date Posted: 5/1/2010 11:48 PM ET
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Is anyone else active on the site Wish Upon a Hero?   I just heard about this, and was wondering how it was and if I should consider joining.

Date Posted: 5/2/2010 1:02 AM ET
Member Since: 4/8/2007
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thanks RObin,, i just joined it.... let me go and see if i can grant anyones wishes... sounds interesting

Date Posted: 5/2/2010 11:11 AM ET
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Love your new avatar, Yvonne -- it's very much "you"!

Date Posted: 5/3/2010 12:39 PM ET
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robin, i cant figure out how to post a wish to grant on the site...

Date Posted: 5/5/2010 6:50 PM ET
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OMG update.. the wish site is awesome..

i found some ladies to trade bookmarks with   = D

Date Posted: 6/5/2010 7:03 PM ET
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you guys need to check out this site.. i love it...

Date Posted: 6/6/2010 5:00 PM ET
Member Since: 6/4/2009
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You're right a great site. I just joined it. Thanks for mentioning it.

Subject: Im a member
Date Posted: 6/11/2010 5:53 PM ET
Member Since: 1/1/2009
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i joined a few weeks ago. havent asked for anything but granted a wish. i sent a box full of stuff to a lady and she was thrilled, it is a nice feeling to know i helped make someone's day!

Subject: I've granted several wishes through WUAH...
Date Posted: 6/21/2010 12:47 PM ET
Member Since: 8/4/2005
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Always got a nice response from the wishers - an easy way to touch someone's life!

Date Posted: 6/22/2010 1:07 AM ET
Member Since: 5/3/2007
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I've had mixed feelings about it. I've been a member for a long time....granted a number of wishes and only once did anyone contact me when our gift arrived to them....and it was KoolAid singles ! We sent a check to pay for someone to go to a Mommy & Me tea party ($45.00) and NEVER heard back.....that was upsetting :(

I've been leary, but certainly plan to better look into the people I agree to grant wishes for.

Subject: Just got a thank you...
Date Posted: 6/28/2010 12:35 AM ET
Member Since: 8/4/2005
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..for a little onesie I had bought at Target for a new young mom who has very little for her baby girl..it wasn't much, but I've decided to help a lot of people a little for the time being (as opposed to concentrating my efforts on one or two people in need). I may change my philosophy down the road, but for now, this is how I'm giving. Feels good!

Date Posted: 6/29/2010 2:39 PM ET
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i totally love the site..... i have traded:  seeds, bookmarks and coupons.

i have gotten some stuff to make bottle cap jewelry.

i have granted some wishes also.

i always thank the guys that sent me stuff if their name or screenname is on the envelope.

Date Posted: 7/28/2010 12:40 AM ET
Member Since: 8/26/2008
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i just joined... haven't fully checked it out yet, should be interesting, im excited to grant some wishes :]

Betsy W. (betsy) - ,
Date Posted: 8/21/2010 12:17 PM ET
Member Since: 11/28/2005
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I just joined also. Heading to a family reunion in a bit but can't wait to check it out more later.

Date Posted: 9/2/2010 1:38 PM ET
Member Since: 7/28/2006
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Interesting site.  Thanks for sharing!

Date Posted: 9/6/2010 6:19 PM ET
Member Since: 9/4/2010
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I joined last year... I try to target people in our local commuting area to grant most the wishes,  I just type in our surrounding zip codes one by one and go from there.  but I also grant lots of card wishes, etc... too.

I have mixed feeling about some of the wishes... but everyone is entitled.   I've never posted a wish only granted them.

Date Posted: 11/8/2010 6:13 PM ET
Member Since: 3/3/2009
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Seems very "click-ish" at times some people grant the same people's wishes while some get none and some have wished and been granted help EVERY holiday. Then some wish for the same thing month after month. I'm all for helping others (as people who have swapped with me know i'm VERY generous) BUT when do some people learn to stand on their own?? Plus some of those wishes are outrageous!!!

I've heard that the owner may change some things next year.

Nicole

Date Posted: 11/10/2010 5:28 AM ET
Member Since: 7/31/2006
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I've been on there a few times - I think you mentined it once Nicole - but I found so many that it was overwhelming and then I found myself being sceptical and I don't like being that way..