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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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Frank “Wish Man” Shankwitz has dedicated his life to the service of others. From small and humble beginnings, Frank went on to do big and amazing things. He served his country in the United States Air Force, worked in the private sector at a Fortune 500 company , protected the public as a highway patrol officer and homicide detective, and was a founder and first CEO of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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