Make a Wish
"We believe that a wish experience can be a game-changer."
Make a Wish is a foundation which gives children diagnosed with life-threatening conditions, their wishes
Founded in 1980
Every 38 minutes
Connor, 2 1/2
CancerWish: To be a firefighter
Spinal muscular atrophy
Wish: To be an Arizona Diamondback
Scute lymphoblastic leukemia
Wish: To meet a unicorn in the rainforests of Hawaii
How they grant wishes
They rely on medical professionals, parents, and children themselves for referrals. Kids must be above the age of 2 1/2 and younger than 18 to be eligible for a wish. They can not get a wish from Make a Wish, if they have already received a wish from another wish granting organization.
Medical EligibilityMake A Wish uses the help of the child's doctor. To actually get the wish, the kid must be diagnosed with a life-threatening condition.
The foundation will send one of their wish teams to learn what the child's one true wish is. They connect with the children, awaken their imaginations, and help them envision the actual experience.