How our Affiliate Make-A-Wish Brazil enchants the lives of children living with a critical illness

Make-A-Wish Brazil

Make-A-Wish Brazil works to bring hope and joy to children facing life-threatening illnesses. We understand that these children often experience high levels of stress and anxiety, and believe that fulfilling their wishes can help alleviate some of that burden. It is hard to imagine the difficulties of spending one’s childhood in a hospital, missing out on the normal joys and experiences of youth. Our goal is to make a positive impact on the lives of these children living with a critical illness by granting their wishes.

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The impact of wish-granting


Children living with a critical illness often have to spend extended periods of time in the hospital and may experience anxiety and stress due to their condition and potential complications. These children may struggle to engage in their usual activities and may feel like they are unable to find joy or enjoyment in their lives.

Make-A-Wish Brazil recognizes the unique wishes of each child living with a life-threatening illness and works to grant wishes to as many eligible children as possible. By granting a wish, we hope to provide these children with a break from the stress and anxiety of their illness and give them the chance to create lasting memories with their loved ones. Through the Wish Journey, children living with life-threatening illnesses may find strength, joy, and confidence.

The aspects of a Wish Journey at Make-A-Wish Brazil


The granting process for Make-A-Wish Brazil involves several steps. We receive requests for wishes from children with a critical illness throughout the country and carefully review each case to ensure it meets our eligibility criteria. Once a case is deemed eligible, we meet with the child and their family to discuss their wish and consult with their healthcare professional to ensure the wish is safe for the child. Finally, we work with a team of donors and volunteers to bring the wish to fruition. It is a rewarding journey for all involved as we bring joy and hope to children facing difficult challenges.

Which children are eligible?

To be eligible to apply for a wish through our Affiliate Make-A-Wish Brazil, a child must be between the ages of 3 and 17 years and have a confirmed diagnosis of a life-threatening medical condition from a healthcare professional.

Grant life-changing wishes by donating

With the support of our volunteers and generous donors, we are able to grant wishes to children with a critical illness through Make-A-Wish Brazil. A Wish Journey can help to provide much-needed hope and joy to children facing life-threatening conditions. By donating, you can be a part of this life-changing experience and help us grant the wish of a child with a critical illness. By donating today, you can make a positive impact and help create lasting memories for these children.

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Sarah Labelle

Sarah Labelle

Sarah Labelle is Digital Fundraising Manager at Make-A-Wish International, having joined the organization in 2022 after a previous mission in humanitarian healthcare. Sarah oversees new donor acquisitions and conversions through our digital channels. Additionally, Sarah manages the e-commerce side of the website, email marketing and strives to deliver a smooth donation process for all Make-A-Wish supporters.