This Holiday Season
No Child
Without a Wish




Sign our Wish Pledge

This Holiday Season
No Child
Without a Wish

Sign our Wish Pledge

Show your support to ill children!




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Together, We Will Do the Impossible…

Like taking Dwayne to the Moon!​

…but we cannot do it without you!

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Medicines Cure the Body, Wishes Cure the Soul

Why Wishes Matter

When children are battling a critical illness, so much of normal childhood is taken away from them — it is exhausting, both emotionally and physically. A wish is something that gives children the opportunity to look outside their illness — it restores a sense of childhood back to the child and normalcy back to the family.

 Research shows, and physicians agree, wishes can help improve a child’s quality of life and produce better health outcomes. Members of the Make-A-Wish® America Medical Advisory Committee share the life-changing impact wishes have — beyond just medicine — on their patients and their families.
“It’s an unsaid power… These are kids that are living longer, are living better, they are having more fun in their lives… and it all started with one experience.”

Anup Pattel, MD
Pediatric Neurology, Nationwide Children’s Hospital

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A Global Force for Happiness and Hope

We are thousand-strong, and only missing you

Where it all started

The creation of Make-A-Wish was inspired in the U.S. in 1980 by the fulfillment of a wish of a 7-year-old boy with leukemia named Chris Greicius, who wished to be a policeman. His mother, several friends and a group of police officers, with the cooperation of the Arizona Department of Public Safety, granted his wish with a custom-made uniform, helmet, badge, and helicopter ride! 

Global Power, Local Impact

Over 50 countries,
5 continents

We are a global force, with local impact. Our focus are children fighting serious illnesses, wherever they are.

40,000 supporters

We depend on the support of people like you. This is why we are asking you to pledge your support and believe in the power of wishes!

30,000 wishes a year

Thanks to your support we are able to help grant 30,000 wishes every year globally. That is a LOT of happiness and hope spread across the world!

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