Our Mission isto grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. It's what unites us, what we strive for, and ultimately what we do – every single day.
The people who founded Make-A-Wish® weren’t doctors, and they couldn’t prescribe medication or treatments. But they discovered a way to heal the spirit of seriously ill children by boosting their optimism and determination.
A wish can have a transformative impact on a child’s life. Make-A-Wish was recently the subject of a research study that measured how wishes influence the medical outcomes of children with cancer. A wish can allow kids to achieve the impossible, and if the impossible can happen once, kids can believe in their ability to live with or even overcome their illnesses.
A wish is empowering and life-affirming. It doesn’t signal the end. For many, it’s the start of feeling normal again; for others, it serves as a launching point into new treatments; for some, it’s the beginning of hope.
At Make-A-Wish, we are committed to fulfilling every wish for every eligible child in our community. To realize this vision, we need to broaden our efforts and expand our resources – and to do that, we need every one of you. Together, we can make it happen.
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