(aka) Make-A-Wish Foundation® International
1702 E. Highland Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Make-A-Wish creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We seek to bring every eligible child's wish to life because a wish is an integral part of a child's treatment journey. Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight their illnesses.
Headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona, Make-A-Wish is the world's leading children's wish-granting organization, serving children in more than 50 countries worldwide.
Every day, hundreds of children worldwide are diagnosed with a critical illness. That's hundreds of children and their families who will spend too much time talking to doctors instead of friends; and too much time in hospitals rather than on playgrounds. But because of you, those children and families will experience resilience and renewal through a wish-come-true.
A wish-come-true helps children feel stronger, more energetic, more willing and able to battle their critical illness. For many, the wish marks a turning point in the fight against their illnesses. Here are a few examples of wishes we have recently granted in the countries we serve:
* I wish to fly far, far away from the hospital...to the moon | Dwayne, 4, Australia
* I wish to have a staycation in Sentosa | Nayumie, 7, Singapore
* I wish to have a photo shoot in Paris with my dog| Margaux,16, France
"when you are fighting for your child's life, hope is truly the most powerful medicine."--Kenrick, wish dad