What COVID-19 Means for Medical Professionals

In these challenging times, we remain committed to granting an incredible wish for every eligible child. The health and safety of our wish children and their families remains our highest priority. We thank you for all you do as healthcare professionals.

Therefore, in alignment with guidance from the CDC, World Health Organization, and the Make-A-Wish National Medical Advisory Council, Make-A-Wish has made the difficult decision to postpone all wishes involving travel or large gatherings through at least August 31, 2020.  

Because we know that wishes provide immense hope and joy in uncertain times, which is particularly important to wish families/children right now, we will discuss with wish families the possibility of identifying an alternate wish that may be granted prior to the resumption of travel wishes.

We hope you will help us by reinforcing with your patients that Make-A-Wish remains committed to granting a wish for the child and by encouraging the child to think about the wide variety of wishes that inspire them, including options that do not involve travel or large gatherings.

We will continue to monitor guidance from national and international public health and government organizations while keeping the best interest of the children and families we serve at the center of all policy decisions we make.

We appreciate your ongoing support, which allows life-changing wishes to be granted. With your partnership, we can continue to deliver hope to wish kids during this unprecedented time. Join us by sending an uplifting virtual Messages of Hope video designed to remind wish kids across the country that they are always in our thoughts.

If you have a child that you are ready to refer, please do not wait. Just knowing a wish is coming can be very powerful in bringing hope and strength to a child. Click here to return to the Medical Wish Referral page.


Jeremy Edwards, DO, FAAP

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Palliative Medicine

Chair, Make-A-Wish National Medical Advisory Council

Jeremy Edwards