The making of the 'Wish Man'


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Frank Shankwitz was the co-founder of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, an organisation that since 1980 has granted hundreds of thousands of wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions. Frank’s inspiration came from his own difficult childhood, a near-death experience and an encounter with a 7-year-old boy named Chris Greicius. Frank passed away recently; he spoke to Outlook's Andrea Kennedy about his extraordinary life in October 2019. Presenter: Andrea Kennedy Producer: Tom Harding Assinder Picture: Frank Shankwitz and Chris Greicius Credit: Frank Shankwitz Get in touch:

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