Maksim

Give a Child a World of Hope With a Life-Changing Wish Trip

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Wish Kid Maksim

Wish kid Maksim, 6, who received a kidney transplant, was filled with pure joy on his wish to go to Hawaii.

Maksim’s wish to go to Hawaii was an unforgettable week for him and his family. There were no schedules to follow – just time together in a beautiful setting. They relaxed on the beach, searched for shark teeth along the shore and even went on a shark boat so Maksim could catch a view of real sharks. His parents said his wish was a glimpse of something that was pure joy for Maksim. It was exactly what they needed too: time to focus on each other.

“Maksim’s wish was a chance to pause life’s responsibilities and focus on fun and family,” Maksim’s parents said. “Being granted time away like this brought tears to our eyes.”

Travel wishes like Maksim’s need you. With 75 percent of wishes requiring air travel, Make-A-Wish needs more than 2.8 billion airline miles and points to cover every travel wish each year. Right now, we’re only able to grant wishes for one out of every two eligible children with critical illnesses – and that’s where you can help.

Give a child with a critical illness a world of hope by helping a wish take flight. Donate your airline miles and points today.

  • Donate United MileagePlus® Miles

    Helpline: (800) 421-4655
    Guidelines: 1,000-mile minimum

    Click the button below to donate your MileagePlus miles to help grant wishes by selecting United.

  • Donate American AAdvantage® Miles

    Helpline: (800) 882-8880
    Guidelines: 1,000-mile minimum

    Click the button below to donate your AAdvantage miles to Make-A-Wish through American’s Well-Being Program.

  • Donate Southwest Rapid Rewards® Points

    Helpline: 1-800-I-FLY-SWA
    (1-800-435-9792)
    Guidelines: 2,000 point minimum

    Click the button below to donate your Rapid Rewards points to help grant wishes by selecting Make-A-Wish.

  • Donate Delta Air Lines® Miles

    Helpline: (800) 323-2323
    Guidelines: 1,000-mile minimum

    Click the button below to donate your Delta miles to help grant wishes by selecting Delta.

  • Donate JetBlue TrueBlue Points

    Helpline: (800) JET-BLUE
    Guidelines: 500-point minimum

    Click the button below to donate your TrueBlue points to help grant wishes by selecting Make-A-Wish.

Don’t have airline miles or points to give? Travel wishes also rely on the generosity of individual donors. 

Our Travel Sponsors Help Transform Lives

During the month of August, we celebrate some of our most generous national travel sponsors that help make wishes come true for children with critical illnesses. Check out these inspiring stories, featuring some of our incredible partners, and see how a wish has the power to transform the lives of everyone involved.

If I didn’t have something to look forward to, I’d be sad all the time during my illness. [My wish trip] motivated me to get better.

Marissa

wish kid

A Special Thanks to Our Travel Sponsors Who Bring Renewed Energy and Strength to Our Wish Kids! 

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Help us celebrate #TripsThatTransform by checking out our lnstagram to see all of the amazing places our wish families experience, thanks to these amazing partners!

On my child’s wish trip, we really relaxed. It was great to get away from all the reminders of what we went through.

Kate

wish mom