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The mission of Make-A-Wish is to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. For a firsthand look at the children we serve and the wishes we grant, please explore this section.

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For Some Make-A-Wish® Kids, Giving is Better than Receiving
Make-A-Wish® gives children with life-threatening medical conditions the opportunity to make their one true wish come true. They can wish to go anywhere, to meet anyone, to have anything or to be whoever they choose. But sometimes a wish kid’s desire doesn’t fit into one of those four categories. For some, their one wish is to give back in some way. Lauren, a 4-year-old with...
Aug 11, 2015 10:00 AM ET
Wish Kid From Make-A-Wish Goes Above and Beyond to Grant Others' Wishes
Make-A-Wish® grants wishes every single day for children with life-threatening illnesses. Some wish children wish to go abroad or meet a favorite celebrity. Others wish to have a pet or be a ballerina. Each of these wishes is unique to the individual wish child, and the impact of a wish granted often lasts a lifetime. Sometimes, wish children are so moved by their own wish...
Jul 31, 2015 10:00 AM ET
Coast to Coast: Make-A-Wish Grants Wishes in Every State
Since its founding, Make-A-Wish® has granted more than 254,000 wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions. Last year alone, the organization granted more than 14,200 wishes. Behind those numbers are children who have a powerful connection to their particular wish and chapters that work tirelessly to make the wishes happen. What people may not realize is that Make-A-...
Jul 20, 2015 7:45 PM ET
Make-A-Wish®: Hitting Home Runs with Baseball Wishes
On Tuesday, July 14, four Make-A-Wish® wish kids will attend the Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Cincinnati. Attending the event will be a wish come true for the boys who wished to witness baseball’s mid-season showcase in person. But this is just one of the many baseball related wishes that Make-A-Wish grants to children with life-threatening medical conditions every year....
Jul 14, 2015 6:15 PM ET
Make-A-Wish® Celebrates Summertime with Three Travel Wishes
Summer is a time for traveling. People take advantage of the summertime to visit new places, whether that be a trip to Europe, to the beach or to a national park for a camping trip. For Make-A-Wish® wish kids, a travel related wish is their opportunity to explore and take a break from the life-threatening medical conditions they face. Penelope's Wish ...
Jul 8, 2015 10:00 AM ET