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From the President

Welcome to, the online home of Make-A-Wish® America.

Make-A-Wish President & CEO David WilliamsOn this site, you'll find out how Make-A-Wish impacts the world and how wishes make life better for wish kids, and everyone else involved. You'll see it in wish stories, videos, photos, and heartfelt quotes and comments from wish kids, families, volunteers, staff, and others.

Every year, approximately 27,000 children are diagnosed with a medical condition that makes them eligible for a wish experience. In Fiscal Year 2016, we granted the wishes of nearly 15,300 kids.

That's a record-breaking feat. It's unprecedented in Make-A-Wish history. But it's not nearly enough. We have an audacious vision to grant the wish of every eligible child, every year. And right now, we're just over halfway there. We need your help to move ever closer to realizing that vision.

That vision is not just about a number - it's about real lives and very real wish impacts. Wish kids tell us that these experiences bring back hope and the ability to fight harder against their illnesses. Wish parents tell us that their family bonds are strengthened and repaired. And medical professionals tell us that they believe wishes can influence a child's physical health condition. That is why wishes are important. That is why this vision is so important.

I hope you see something that inspires you to get involved. You can join us in advancing the Make-A-Wish mission - there are so many ways to help. Together, we can reach more kids with life-threatening medical conditions in communities across the country and grant them a wish. A wish that changes everything.


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David Williams
President and Chief Executive Officer
Make-A-Wish America