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Our Story

Wishes make life better for kids with life-threatening medical conditions. This simple, but powerful belief inspired the founding of Make-A-Wish® and drives everything we do.

Christopher, age 7, smiling in his official police uniform.

How it all started

Chris, 7, was diagnosed with leukemia. More than anything else, he wished to be a police officer. Caring people in his community granted his wish ... and set in motion a phenomenon that would create an unprecedented kind of charity.

Read more about Chris Greicius
Our mission

Our Mission

Make-A-Wish serves a unique, and vital, role in helping strengthen and empower children battling life-threatening medical conditions.

David A. Williams, President & Chief Executive Officer

From the President

Make-A-Wish is committed to an audacious vision of granting the wish of every eligible child ...

In the News & Blogs

Robert wished to be a Navy Sailor

Pacific Daily News - Guam

Sailor for the day

March 06, 2017

Hazen wished for new video game systems for other kids in his hospital

Fox 12 Oregon

Portland 7-year-old uses his wish for others in the hospital

February 20, 2017

Jane at The Grammys

Cleveland 19 Digital Team

Bay Village Teen Attends Grammy Awards Ceremony

February 12, 2017

Blizzard Entertainment

worldofwarcraft.com

Mischief Raises More Than $2.5 Million for Make-A-Wish®

February 08, 2017

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