Wishes are the cornerstone on which Make-A-Wish® is founded, and we look forward to seeing every wish come true. Wishes can be small or large, simple or elaborate, but ALL wishes are important.
A wish experience is often more than a dream come true: It’s the catalyst that rekindles their belief in themselves and the promise of their future.
Most wish requests fall into four major categories:
I wish to go…
Some Make-A-Wish® kids want to travel to their favorite theme park, while others want to visit an exotic beach, go on a cruise, see snow for the first time, or attend a major sporting event or concert.
I wish to be…
Children search the depths of their imagination when they wish to be someone for a day - a fireman, a police officer, or a model, for instance.
I wish to meet…
Many want to meet their favorite athlete, recording artist, television personality, movie star, politician, or public figure.
I wish to have…
Children often wish for a special gift, like a computer, a tree house, a shopping spree, or something that they have coveted for a long time.
Below are a few wishes we’re proud to have helped make come true!
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Thirteen-year-old D'ausha is a typical teenage girl with an outgoing personality! She enjoys being creative through drawing, making various crafts and cooking. Read More
Jayden enjoys doing many of the things that other kids his age like to do. When asked about what he wanted to do more than anything for his wish experience, he knew immediately that he wanted to ride trains with Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and all of his other favorite Disney characters. Read More
Jenna is a four-year-old girl who loves animals and playing outdoors! Being diagnosed with leukemia has been a tremendous challenge for Jenna and her family, so having her wish granted to go to Disney World® was a dream come true! Read More
Sixteen-year-old Shuron suffers from a rare condition called intestinal lymphangiectasia. This is an abnormal absorption in the intestinal tract that robs her body of key nutrients. When asked what her one heartfelt wish might be, Shuron said she just wanted to go 'far, far away' from bone scans, MRIs, CAT scans, needles, lab work and hospitals. She dreamed of a tropical getaway where she could relax under the golden sun and not worry about anything related to her illness. After considering all of her options, she decided that she wanted to take a trip to Hawaii! Read More
Fifteen-year-old Tommy was diagnosed with medulloblastoma, a cancer of the brain. This specific type of cancer affects the center part of the cerebellum, which controls balance and motor skills. When Make-A-Wish volunteers met with Tommy, he spent a good bit of time telling them about his love of golf. His aspiration is to become a professional golfer, so he wanted to perfect his skills and get more practice time on the greens. This could only be done with a new set of Hybrid Iron gold clubs, and, of course, private lessons! Read More
Four-year-old Roman is an energetic child who, like most boys his age, loves trains. His greatest wish was to be able to meet Thomas the Train and all of his friends. Make-A-Wish helped to make his wish come true! Read More