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Make-A-Wish® granted nearly 14,000 wishes last year alone – each one a life-affirming testament to hope, inspiration, and resilience. Wishes strengthen wish kids and their families, rally communities together, and change the lives of everyone involved. Experience the stories of those who know firsthand the power of a wish-come-true.

Wish Kid Conner and his family pose for a photo with Mickey during his Disney Cruise

Wish Stories

Make-A-Wish® grants a wish, on average, every 38 minutes to a child with a critical illness. Wishes come in all shapes and sizes. Some are heartfelt or jaw-dropping, funny or tear-jerkers. Enjoy your journey.

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Emily's wish to go to Disney World

Wish Facts

Learn about the impact wishes have for Make-A-Wish® kids, families, and everyone else involved.

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Eli's Wish To Be A Firefighter

Eli's wish to be a firefighter

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Yari's Birthday Party

Yari danced the night away at her carnival-themed birthday!

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Annika wished to give assistance to abandoned and abused animals

Annika wishes to give assistance to abandoned and abused animals. She helps donate $7,000 to Pets Are Worth Saving (P.A.W.S)

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Tahnasia's Shopping Spree Helps Her Escape Reality

Tahnasia shops till she drops for new clothing, stylin' shoes, and electronic accessories


Axel Sets Sail Key West

Axel Sets Sail in key West

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Tuscaloosa Wish Child Celebrates Thanksgiving with “Hero”

Khari, 8, invited to Mariah Carey’s California home

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