Lilah's wish day

The Power of a Wish

The Power of a Wish

When a child is diagnosed with a critical illness, childhood is stolen. Joy, play and learning are crushed by worry, treatment and pain and their dreams for the future fade. A wish has the power to restore childhood, to show the child a life full of possibilities and encourage them to dream of the future. But we can’t grant wishes without the support of people like you.

Our Medical Advisory Committee

Our Medical Advisory Committee

Our Medical Advisory Committee consists of a panel of leading medical practitioners and professionals who volunteer their expertise to support and guide Make-A-Wish International in the areas of medical eligibility and medical outreach.

Lilah's wish day

Wish Stories

Wish Stories

I Wish To Travel In A Campervan

I Wish To Travel In A Campervan

Carola had always been a cheerful girl who excelled at school and also in sports. But everything changed when she was 14 years old and she was diagnosed with a terrible genetic disease…

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I Wish To Have Fairy Wings And Fly

I Wish To Have Fairy Wings And Fly

Lilah became sick at just 2 years old and as she got progressively weaker, her mum knew something was wrong. After extensive doctor’s visits and tests, she was diagnosed with leukemia…

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Latest News

Latest News

‘Ring of Fire’ timepiece charity auction

‘Ring of Fire’ timepiece charity auction

HE Turki Alalshikh commemorates undisputed heavyweight title fight 'Ring of Fire' with exclusive, limited-edition watch to be auctioned for Make-A-Wish® International Celebrating the most anticipated boxing fight of the...

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Night of 100 Stars

Night of 100 Stars

  The stars align on Sunday, June 16th in Monte-Carlo for the Night of 100 Stars, an exclusive event benefiting Make-A-Wish International in partnership with the prestigious Monte-Carlo Television Festival. One...

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Prevalence and Incidence Research Results

Prevalence and Incidence Research Results

A Child Is Diagnosed With a Critical Illness Every 25 Seconds, According to Make-A-Wish® International Research on the Numbers of Children Eligible to Receive a Wish Make-A-Wish International Calls for ‘WishMakers’ to...

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It isn’t always necessary to cure in order to heal

It isn’t always necessary to cure in order to heal

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A child is diagnosed with a critical illness and becomes eligible for a wish every 25 seconds.

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We estimate that 1.25 million children each year are diagnosed with a critical illness and may be considered eligible for a wish.

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585,000 wishes granted to date worldwide.

What Do We Do With Your Donation?

What Do We Do With Your Donation?

Your donation will help grant wishes to children around the world who are living with critical illnesses. These are the four most common categories of wish:

“To have”

To have a computer, a bike, a dog… These wishes are often connected to a great experience, or even special memories. For example, a wish child might wish to have a computer to attend online classes for school.

“To meet”

To meet a celebrity, a YouTuber, a streamer… These wishes are often an inspiration, or bring lots of happiness to a wish child. For example, a wish child may wish to meet their favourite YouTuber who specializes in baking.

“To go”

To go to a sports event, on a cruise trip, an entertainment theme park… These wishes bring wish children lots of joy, that they may even forget their illness. For example, a wish child might wish to attend the Champions League Final.

“To be”

To be a chef, a fireman, a crime scene investigator… Some wish children want to be bigger and stronger to contribute to their communities. For example, a wish child might wish to be a chef in a 5 star restaurant, cooking for their friends and family.

A Wish Is Hope. Will You Help?

A Wish Is Hope. Will You Help?

Your tax deductible donation can transform wish children’s lives

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