We had the good fortune of connecting with Missy Phipps and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Missy, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
When a group of my friends and I decided to start Ally’s Wish, our sole thought was to to something for young women that were going through the hardest time in their lives. We wanted to give them something to think about other than their terminal illness. And to give them memories for them and their children that doesn’t include the illness.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Ally’s Wish is a Non-Profit created to grant wishes to young moms that are terminally ill. When Ally’s Wish was created, we thought we would grant a few wishes a year around the Dallas metroplex. We never dreamed that we would eventually grant wishes around the country. We have granted around 200 wishes since our inception 2014. As far as I know, we are the only Non-Profit dedicated to granting wishes to young moms in the country. We are thankful for the opportunity to provide a gift to these ladies that will leave memories for a lifetime for those left behind. Starting Ally’s Wish was somewhat of a whirlwind. Ally’s Wish was created in honor of a sweet woman we knew named Allyson. We knew that we would need to get Ally’s Wish established pretty quickly as Allyson was becoming more ill and we wanted her wish to be the first wish granted. We received our 501C3 approval pretty quickly and was able to get the ball rolling on telling Allyson what we had done. Once we told her, she decided that her wish would be to have her blog published for her family and 3 young boys. She had been writing it for 8 years and it journaled her journey through cancer. We had it published in its entirety and gave it to her family. Allyson passed away that summer. We then had the blog edited and put into a book that we sell called. “Three Little Cowboys”, as that is how Allyson referred to her boys. We have had a lot of trial and error through the years figuring out how to run and improve Ally’s Wish. And we will continue to grow it and to grant as many wishes as we can to these sweet moms dealing with the hardest and saddest time in their lives.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
God has orchestrated every single step of creating and sustaining Ally’s Wish. He deserves the credit and the Glory. I also want to thank my kids for walking along side me through all of the meetings, events and tears as we have built Ally’s Wish through the years. And last but not least, I want to thank the team that makes Ally’s Wish successful in every way and the wonderful supporters that have contributed, volunteered and believed in our cause throughout the years.
Photo cred to Bob Manzano and Cotton Crop Photography