ABOUT FRANKFrank was one of the primary officers from the Arizona Highway Patrol who was responsible for granting the “wish” of a 7-year old boy with leukemia, who wanted to be a Highway Patrol Motorcycle Officer like his heroes, Ponch and John from the television show, “CHiPs”. Chris was made the first and only Honorary Arizona Highway Patrol Officer in the history of the Arizona Highway Patrol, complete with a custom made uniform, badge, and Motor Officer Wings.
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Commencement Speaker, Frank Shankwitz
On December 20, 2015, Frank delivered the commencement address to the Autumn 2015 graduating class of The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, with 19,000 people in attendance.
Ellis Island Medal of HonorRecipient
In May 2015, Frank joined six United States Presidents, Nobel Prize winners, and leaders of industry as a recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.
Frank Shankwitz at Secret Knock
Frank shared the Wish Man story at Greg S. Reid’s Secret Knock where international leaders come together for a powerful networking event.
WISH MAN MOVIE – SUMMER 2017
Inspired by the actions and life of Frank Shankwitz in what he has selfishly done for others, fiZ Anthony crafted a song in his honor.