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Our Mission

Wishes are more than just a nice thing

A wish experience can be a game-changer for a child with a critical illness.

This one belief guides us in everything we do at Make-A-Wish®. It inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve. It compels us to be creative in exceeding the expectations of every wish kid. It drives us to make our donated resources go as far as possible.

Most of all, it's the founding principle of our vision to grant the wish of every eligible child.

Wishes are more than just a nice thing. And they are far more than gifts, or singular events in time. Wishes impact everyone involved - wish kids, volunteers, donors, sponsors, medical professionals and communities. The impact varies. For wish kids, just the act of making their wish come true can give them the courage to comply with their medical treatments. Parents might finally feel like they can be optimistic. And still others might realize all they have to offer the world through volunteer work or philanthropy.

Whatever the odds, whatever the obstacles ... wishes find a way to make the world better.

Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. ”

— Make-A-Wish® Mission

Why a Wish

Latest Status Update

  • When 5-year-old Cristian was diagnosed with cancer, his life and that of his family members drastically changed. But throughout his chemotherapy treatments, Cristian stayed positive, helping his family maintain strength and hope. Cristian wished to go Disneyland and meet Spiderman so he could learn exactly how to spin webs like him! Now that his wish has been granted, he tells his mom, “I am fine; there is nothing wrong with me. If my wish came true, then I am good.” His positive outlook provides his family with courage and strength. He is their hero! Supporters like Bristol-Myers Squibb are our heroes. Thank you Bristol-Myers Squibb for helping make wishes like Cristian’s come true!

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