Every child deserves a childhood.
By helping to grant a wish, you can be a light of hope and joy for a child with a critical illness in your community today
Caelen, 6, spinal muscular atrophy
I wish to go to Legoland with my best friend, Branden!
Mila, 5, nephroblastoma
I wish to be a princess
Zoe, 13, diffuse brain stem glioma
Kalle, 5, Leukemia
I wish to be a policeman
Join the movement
For 40 years, Make-A-Wish has granted more than 500, 000 wishes.
But more wishes are waiting, so we’ re not done
Wish child Pernille: “I wish to have a pony named Maja”
18 years ago in 2001, 7-years-old Pernille was suffering from leukemia, all she could think of was to escape from the hospital, even just for a few hours.
And her little dream of ‘have a pony named Maja’ gave her the hope. With Make-A-Wish and all the volunteers’ help in Denmark, Pernille received a pony named Maja, and then Maja became the center of her life, the source of her happiness, and the way of her escaping from the illness.
Pernille is no longer sick anymore and has now become a lovely young lady. Thanks for all who helped her in the journey of recovering from illness!
Wishes need stars like you. Help us make every wish come true!
2020 marks the 40th year of Make-A-Wish. Founded in Phoenix, Arizona in 1980 when a group of caring volunteers helped a young boy fulfill his dream of becoming a police officer, Make-A-Wish is now one of the world’s leading children’s charities. After the start in the United States, in 1993, Make-A-Wish International was officially formed to serve countries outside of US, and now helps to serve children outside of the United States in more than 50 countries on 5 continents through its 39 affiliates.
Since 1980, Make-A-Wish has collectively granted more than 500,000 wishes, thanks for the help of our donors and over 43,000 volunteers.
There are still many children waiting for their wishes to be granted, our vision is to “grant the wish of every eligible child”, and we can only achieve this vision with your support!