Frank Shankwitz

Founder of the Make–A–Wish Foundation

Frank Shankwitz is best known as the Creator, Co-Founder, and first President/CEO of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, an extraordinary charity that grants the wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses.

A former Arizon Highway Patrol officer turned Wish Man, Frank Shankwitz granted the "wish" of a 7-year old boy with leukemia, who wanted to be a Highway Patrol office. The rest is history. Frank has spent most of his adult life seeking to fulfill the dreams of others no matter how big or small. Frank has changed the lives of thousands of people through is generosity, grit, and belief in the human spirit. His work has been honored by prestigious universities, countless media outlets, big name corporations, and even the President of The United States. 

My Books

Please check out my most recent books.

1 Habit: 100 Habits from the World’s Happiest Achievers – Paperback

You know the joy you feel when you are so passionate about your “why” that you can’t wait to wake up and jump right into life? That motivation will get you started, but to be able to follow through, you need the Habits that will help you place one foot in front of the other when things get tough.

Author, Steve Samblis spent years searching the world for the most successful people on the planet. He got to know them and asked them each “What was the one most crucial habit in your life that has made the most significant impact on your success.” He then took these 100 Habits and put them into a book called 1 Habit.

Not only does the 1 Habit contain the Habits, but it also teaches you how to make a Habit part of who you are. Make it part of your being. Once instilled in you, the Habits becomes something you just automatically now do, and that automates your pathway to success.

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Wish Man: Official: The Authorized Memoir of Frank Shankwitz

Always at his mother’s side, Frank Shankwitz spent much of his childhood on the move, frequently hungry and forever homeless. They moved around the country, sleeping in the family car as they ventured from one city to another in search of gainful employment. Frank remembers vividly those who went out of their way to show kindness and compassion. In every way, these acts of kindness fueled Frank’s journey. Without knowing it at the time, the selfless generosity of those around him would become the foundation on which Frank would build his legacy.

Journey with Frank as he shares the story of his legacy; a life rooted in kindness, near-misses and close calls. A life centered around the magic of making wishes come true.

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Everyone Can Be a Hero, by helping someone that needs help, or giving back to your community. It’s a good Habit to remember.

Frank Shankwitz