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Mar 11, 2015

The Story of the Wish Tree

Wish kid Edwina with the wish coordinators in front of the wish tree
The Wish Tree is a visible way to highlight the number of wishes granted at any given point during the year. It is the centerpiece of our office at Make-A-Wish Georgia.

Once a wish has been granted, a leaf bearing the wish child’s name is added to the Tree. Each time, this is done with great joy and pride!

Throughout the year, the Wish Tree continues to blossom and grow with the names of deserving wish kids who have had their heartfelt wishes granted. Behind each leaf is a truly unique and wonderful wish story. Each wish brings such amazing hope, strength and joy to a child battling a life-threatening medical condition.

In fact, some of our wish kids, including 15-year-old Edwina, actually write their own names on their leaf and place them officially on the tree with great celebration! 

The leaves on the Wish Tree are different colors, representing the four kinds of wishes we grant at Make-A-Wish; green leaves represent wishes to go; red for wishes to meet; orange for wishes to have; and yellow for wishes to be. 

With the support of individuals, businesses and foundations throughout our state, we hope to grant a wish to as many deserving children as possible. Thank you for your invaluable support and commitment in helping us grant wishes to Georgia children, at a time when they need them the most!

  • Wish kid Edwina with the wish coordinators in front of the wish tree

  • Edwina adding her leaf to the wish tree

  • Wish kid Edwina and the wish tree

  • The colored leaves represent different wish types

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At Make-A-Wish Georgia, stories are one of our most powerful resources. The Wish Blog is a platform we use to share just a few of these stories.

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