There are few experiences more powerful than helping to make a wish come true. A wish transforms the lives of children, their families, volunteers, supporters, medical professionals – and entire communities. Join a caring community of people who improve the lives of children battling critical illnesses. Wish child ambassador Dominique as spearheaded 150wishes.ca with the goal of getting 10,000 people to donate $10 a month to Make-A-Wish Eastern Ontario to help ensure that every eligible child in Eastern Ontario and the Sudbury area receives their wish.
Too many children are not getting everything they need to help them fight their illnesses. Research shows children who have wishes granted are more likely to build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a critical illness. When a wish is granted, a child replaces: fear with confidence, sadness with joy, anxiety with hope.
It took 203 donations to grant Kael’s wish. Read more.
A wish-come-true empowers a sick child, giving them the hope that anything is possible, especially their future.
Your gift of time and money is crucial for children battling critical illnesses. When they smile, you’ll smile. See firsthand the power of pure joy when you grant a wish for a child battling a critical illness. A wish experience positively impacts the life of a child – and will forever enrich yours. Join a caring community of people who improve the lives of children battling critical illnesses.
Meet Marnie! An adorable and loving 3-year-old girl who loves everything princess and ballerina yet still enjoys playing in the dirt! She LOVES her sister with all her heart and second to that is her stuffy “bunny”. Her family describes her as a Warrior Princess, tough and lively yet tender and “frilly”!
What does receiving a wish represent for Marnie and her family?
“About 5 months into Marnie's diagnosis one of her nurses asked us if we've thought about what her Wish would be. It caught me by surprise because first of all, it reminded me once more that what we were going through was actually real. Secondly, at that moment I didn't even want to let myself think of a Wish because we really did not know what each day held. When you find out your child has a rare cancerous tumour with a dismal prognosis and a median life expectancy of 9 months after diagnosis you really don't even want to think about the future but rather focus on the moments of the day. But now that Marnie is at this point in her journey, having her receive a wish represents a celebration of hope, strength, faith, family. and courage. In my opinion, wishes are important because it gives kids and families something to hope for when life is so tough that you have trouble finding hope anywhere else. A wish will be a time for us to spend quality time together as a family. We have spent so much time apart from each other in the last year that when we are all together it seems like a novelty. As a parent, it will give us a chance to just enjoy being together and to marvel at the strength and courage that our Marnie has displayed and continues to display. For Ada, Marnie’s big sister, it's an opportunity for her to be celebrated as well as she has gone through a VERY tumultuous year but stayed positive, flexible and strong for her family. For Marnie, having her wish come true would be an absolute fairy-tale come to life.”
– Marnie’s Mom
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“Having my wish come true restored my belief in the fact that life is amazing despite its challenges. I want to wish it forward, so that more children can experience that kind of happiness. I want them to know that regardless of what life brings us, it’s worth it to keep fighting and stay positive. Help grant wishes today – and inspire your friends and family to do the same – there's so many reasons to be involved!