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About Make-A-Wish

Our Mission

Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

Make-A-Wish creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses, and we’ve  been doing it since 1983. That’s 40 years of hope, strength and joy, and more than 37,000 granted wishes. Why do we do it?  We are on a quest to bring every eligible child's wish to life, because a wish is an integral part of a child's treatment journey.


What Is The Impact Of Granting Wishes?

Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a critical illness. In fact, wishes have proven physical and emotional benefits that can give children with critical illnesses a higher chance of survival. When a wish is granted, a child replaces fear with confidence, sadness with joy and anxiety with hope.