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Foreword by Stephanie Springs, CEO Make-A-Wish Illinois


ISBN 13 (SOFT): 9781512722543

ISBN 13 (HARD): 9781512722550

ISBN 13 (eBook): 9781512722536

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“Opened Our Hearts will bring a tear to your eyes and a warm feeling in your heart. Julienne Lentz creates a feel good story you can’t put down.” —Marci Shimoff, co-author of Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul


“Opened Our Hearts is a must-read for anyone who has faced any obstacles or disappointments. Julienne Lentz shares a couple’s difficult journey by turning heartache into something meaningful and fulfilling for themselves and others. Bravo!” —Cynthia Kersey, author of Unstoppable


“I will recommend Opened Our Hearts to all people who love children. Sometimes on the way to a dream you get lost and find a better one … Julienne and Ron did. Their dream to love children came true as they granted my son’s wish. Now I hold another priceless treasure; through my son’s illness, he became the wish granter. Thanks Julienne!” —Chrissy L. Nelson, author of Eagle Doctor, Stories of Stephen, and My Child with Special Needs, founder of Stephen’s Hope Foundation


“Your heart will rejoice as you meet true heroes, children, and parents granted a dream experience by Make-A-Wish. Julienne Lentz beautifully shares with readers the joys and challenges of working with youngsters facing life-threatening illnesses and all the individuals who see to it that these dreams come true.” —Dick Wainwright, nationally recognized author of various works for children and adults


“Opened Our Hearts is recommended reading for all who love children—old or young, single or married. Julienne Lentz’s story of how [she and her husband] turned a problem of their own into a blessing for others is inspiring. As a parent of one of their ‘children’, I felt an immediate bond with the other parents, as we have all been touched by their gracious charity, encouraged by their hope, and blessed by their love.” —Marianne Patrevito, Vincent’s mother