What you can do for Make-A-Wish on World Wish Day

Make-A-Wish International has been fulfilling the wishes of children since 1980. Our mission is to provide life-changing memories for children who are living with a critical illness.

Our aim is to bring joy and new hope to the children and their loved ones. We are also creating awareness about childhood illnesses and what we can do to help. Make-A-Wish International holds the power to make a difference in the lives of critically ill children and their families.

The Make-A-Wish journey started in 1980 with the wish of a brave little boy named Christopher James Greicius. His wish was to be a police officer. Little did he know that he would turn into a true inspiration. To celebrate the anniversary of Make-A-Wish, we remember where it all started on the 29th of April in 1980. What can you do for World Wish Day? We discuss it in this blog.

World Wish Day

Who is eligible for a wish?

Make-A-Wish grants wishes to all eligible children around the globe. The eligibility criteria are confined to a few points:

1) The child must be between 3 to 17 years of age.
2) The child must be diagnosed with a critical condition.
3) The child must not have received a wish from another wishgranting organization.

A child who fulfills these 3 steps is eligible for the wish journey.

How does a wish come about?


The Make-A-Wish mission is to grant wishes to the children who are living with a life-threatening illness.
These wishes are of great value to critically ill kids. Granting wishes brings these children joy and hope. Make-A-Wish provides the resources to turn the dreams of those children into reality.

The wish journey consists of a few stages. It can be initiated by the parents, teachers, doctor, relative, friend, or anyone who knows the child personally. Anyone can submit a referral on behalf of the child. We process the wish application and see if the child is eligible. Then our wishgranters visit the child and their family. They discuss the aspirations of the child and his/her plans related to the wish. Lastly, we make all the necessary arrangements and coordinate with volunteers to grant the wish.


Transform the lives of critically ill children on World Wish Day

Research has shown that the wish journey has the power to truly make a difference in the lives of critically ill children. It gives them the chance to create everlasting memories. The parents of wish kids have reported back to us that the wish journey played an important role in their child’s healing process.

We believe in giving hope and renewed strength to these children through the wish journey. Take part in this year’s World Wish Day and make a donation. Donate today, and help us grant the wishes of critically ill children for another 40+ years.


Grant life-changing wishes this World Wish Day