Make-A-Wish | No Child Without A Wish

This Holiday Season,
No Child
Without a Wish


Every year, thousands of children battle a critical illness without the strength and hope a wish brings.

Our vision is to reach every eligible child -and we need your help.  Show your support signing our pledge!

Show your support to critically ill children!

Our vision is ambitious: to deliver the power of a wish to every eligible ill child. But every year, thousands of critically ill children miss on this vital experience because we simply don’t have the resources to reach them all. 

Together, we can change that.

 If you believe that every critically ill child should be given every chance to fight, sign our pledge and join the movement to bring hope across the world!

Be Part of the Movement,
Sign our Pledge for Wishes!

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Together, We Will Do the Impossible...

Like taking Dwayne to the Moon!​

...but we cannot do it without you!

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

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 in need, wherever they are. Every child deserves their wish

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! l

30,000 wishes a year

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