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Make-A-Wish Philippines is an Affiliate of Make-A-Wish International network and as so, adopts the “Wish Journey” to fulfill the dreams of children living with a critical illness. This remarkable program can spark transformative experiences for the child and their family, granting them a precious chance to witness their dreams come to life, transcending the imaginable. The Wish Journey stands as a symbol of hope, strength, and joy during difficult times.

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The influence of wish-granting

The Wish Journey embodies an extraordinary program that aims to bring happiness and optimism to children living with critical illnesses. The journey thrives on a team of volunteers working to turn a child’s wish into a reality. But this wouldn’t be possible without the support from generous donors who give to make this wish-granting process possible. Each participant in the Wish Journey plays a crucial role in creating an unforgettable and meaningful experience for wish children.

Make-A-Wish Philippines: The Wish Journey phases


The Wish Journey outlines the phases that Make-A-Wish Philippines provides to a child and their family to have a wish granted. Before the adventure starts, a referred child who is nominated for the program by a parent, guardian, relative, friend, or healthcare professional, will be assessed for eligibility. After the criteria is met the Wish Journey starts and typically includes the following phases:

  • Wish Capture: A wish granter meets with the family to identify and discuss the child’s wish.
  • Wish Design: Make-A-Wish meticulously plans the wish, concentrating on creating an extraordinary experience for the child.
  • Wish Anticipation: The child and their family are informed of the plans and await the granting of the wish.
  • Wish Realization: The child’s wish is granted and celebrated, surrounded by their family, friends and other relatives.
  • Wish Effect: This phase may extend well beyond the previous phase, as the child and their family relish the possible uplifting impact and aftermath of the granted wish.

Which children can apply for a wish?

Make-A-Wish Philippines invites children of the ages of 3 up to the day before they turn 18, diagnosed with a critical illness, to apply for a wish. To be eligible, the child’s medical condition must be confirmed by a medical professional and can be referred to us by a medical professional, parent, guardian or other acquaintance. This validation process is important, as it not only determines eligibility, but also ensures the child’s ability to participate in the Wish Journey.

Donate and inspire children with a critical illness

Contributing to Make-A-Wish Philippines means a significant act of solidarity for children in the Philippines who live with critical illnesses. A generous donation from you can empower wishes and give hope, strengthen resilience, and bring happiness to children and their families during challenging times. Act now and join us in making a profound impact on the lives of children. Donate today.

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What are the steps to refer a child to Make-A-Wish Philippines?

Referring a child to Make-A-Wish Philippines is a simple process that begins with the desire to bring hope and joy to a child living with a critical illness. If you know a child who could benefit from a magical wish experience, follow these steps to initiate the referral.

Firstly, contact Make-A-Wish Philippines through the website or reach out to the team via phone or email. Our caring Wish Coordinators will guide you through the process and provide the necessary information and forms.
Next, complete the referral form, providing details about the child’s medical condition, interests, and heartfelt wishes. This information helps us understand the child’s unique circumstances and design a wish experience tailored to their dreams. Once the referral form is submitted, our Wish Coordinators will review the application and assess the child’s eligibility for a wish.

If the child meets the criteria, our team will schedule a wish interview to learn more about the child’s wishes and preferences. This interview allows us to gather additional information and ensure that the wish experience is personalized and memorable.
After the wish interview, our dedicated Wish Design team will work closely with the child and their family to craft a wish that surpasses their expectations. Throughout the entire process, Make-A-Wish Philippines maintains confidentiality and respects the privacy of the child and their family. By following these steps, you can help our Affiliate grant a life-changing wish and make a profound impact on the life of a child who is living with a critical illness.

Can I become a Wishgranter at Make-A-Wish Philippines?

You can absolutely become a Wishgranter at Make-A-Wish Philippines! As a wishgranter, you play a crucial role in bringing hope, joy, and strength to children who are living with a critical illness. To join our dedicated team of Wishgranters, the first step is to express your interest by contacting Make-A-Wish Philippines through the website or by reaching out to the office directly. The team will guide you through the application process and provide you with the necessary information.

Once your application is reviewed and accepted, you will undergo comprehensive training to become a certified wishgranter. This training equips you with the knowledge and skills needed to support wish children and their families throughout the Wish Journey. As a wishgranter, you will have the opportunity to work closely with wish families, helping them create cherished memories and witnessing the transformative power of a wish firsthand.

Your compassion, dedication, and commitment to making a positive impact will contribute to the success of each wish experience. Join us at Make-A-Wish Philippines and become a wishgranter, making wishes come true and spreading smiles to the faces of wish children. Together, we can create life-changing experiences that will be treasured forever.

How can Make-A-Wish Philippines make an impact on the lives of children living with a critical illness?

Make-A-Wish Philippines holds the power to create a profound impact on the lives of children who are living with critical illnesses. Through the magic of wish-granting, we bring hope, joy, and strength to these children, offering them an experience of a lifetime. A wish experience goes beyond fulfilling a wish; it becomes a transformative journey that empowers the child, their family, and the community.

By granting wishes, Make-A-Wish Philippines can spark hope and optimism in the hearts of the wish children. It allows them to dream big and embrace the sheer joy and wonder of their wishes coming true. Beyond the wish itself, the impact of a wish ripples into every aspect of the child’s life. It can boost their spirit, uplift their emotional well-being, and inspire them to dream of the impossible becoming possible. Moreover, the wish experience strengthens family bonds, creating lasting memories that provide solace and support during sometimes challenging times.

What can I expect of the wish granting process at Make-A-Wish Philippines?

At Make-A-Wish Philippines, the wish granting process is a carefully orchestrated journey that encompasses five distinct phases, ensuring a memorable and impactful wish experience for children living with critical illnesses.

Wish Capture: The process begins with the wish capture phase, where the child, their family, or a referring party initiates the wish referral. Make-A-Wish Philippines’ compassionate team collects essential information about the child’s medical condition, interests, and heartfelt wishes, capturing the essence of their wish.

Wish Design: Once the wish is captured, our dedicated Wish Design team collaborates closely with the child and their family to design a personalized wish experience. Considering the child’s unique circumstances and medical considerations, we work diligently to create a wish that will bring immense joy and create lasting memories.

Wish Anticipation: During this phase, the child eagerly anticipates the realization of their wish. They share their wish with loved ones and build excitement for the extraordinary experience that lies ahead. This period of anticipation provides a source of positivity and hope, inspiring the child and their family throughout their journey.

Wish Realization: The wish realization phase is the culmination of the wish journey. Make-A-Wish Philippines meticulously plans and executes every detail of the wish, ensuring it exceeds expectations. Whether it involves meeting a role model, going on an adventure, or fulfilling a heartfelt wish, we strive to create a magical experience that brings pure joy to the child.

Wish Effect: The wish effect represents the lasting impact of the wish experience. It can encompass increased hope, resilience, and improved emotional well-being for the child. The wish effect extends to the child’s family, inspiring them with renewed strength and creating cherished memories. Additionally, the wish effect resonates within the community, showcasing the power of compassion and the ability to make a positive difference.


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.