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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.

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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.

Share Your Wish Story

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Share your personal recollections about a Make-A-Wish® experience.

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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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Khushi's Wish to be a Princess

Khushi's Wish to be a Princess

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The Lasting Impact of a Wish: Hannah's Story

Hannah's story - I wish to go to Hawaii, then and now

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Bailey's Shopping Spree Wish

Bailey's wish to have a shopping spree was granted thanks to our partnership with Jewelers for Children!

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Volunteer Impact- Terri Floyd

Volunteer Terri Floyd and her scrapbooks keep wish stories alive!

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