The impact of a wish, by Make-A-Wish Germany

Make-A-Wish Germany grants the wishes of eligible children going through life-threatening illnesses in Germany. We achieve this mission through the help of our Affiliates located in Germany.

Our aim to give hope to all children living with a critical illness which will teach them to believe even the seemingly impossible is possible. Once a child applies to get their wish granted, their request is analysed according to the eligibility criteria. If a wish meets the set criteria of Make-A-Wish Germany, the wish journey begins.

We pay close attention when granting these wishes because we realise that critically ill children and their families go through an incredibly challenging time. Read further to know more about how Make-A-Wish Germany grants wishes.

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This is what makes the wish journey special

Once a child gets diagnosed with a life-threatening illness and contacts us to grant their wish, we study their case with complete transparency. This helps us provide them with the best care possible. We understand that when a child or family contacts us, they need help. Therefore, with the help of our donors, we have successfully granted the wishes of numerous critically ill children globally.

These children often remain deprived of a normal childhood like other healthy children. This often results in a lack of confidence in such kids. Most of their time is spent at hospitals, and they have little hope as to whether they will be able to live the life they want.

Germany grants the wishes of these children so they can hope for a better future. Many children dream about becoming police officers or pilots throughout their childhood. Make-A-Wish helps these kids in every way possible to achieve their dreams. The children feel more confident once they receive such love and attention. This results in a positive impact on their emotional well being and can speed up their recovery process.

The wish journey of Make-A-Wish Germany


Make-A-Wish Germany grants the wishes of children living with critical health conditions come true. Our mission is to grant their wishes so they can regain the strength and resilience to fight through their challenges.

Make-A-Wish acknowledges the struggle of critically ill children and their families. The wish journey helps these children make precious memories with their loved ones and forget about their struggles.

Who is eligible for a wish?

Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children between the ages of 3 and 18. The children define their health condition once they apply for a wish. The physician appointed for their treatment studies their case with great care. This helps us determine whether the child is eligible and meets the criteria for the wish journey of Make-A-Wish Germany.


Empower critically ill children and donate today

We can only grant the wishes of these children due to the financial help we receive through donations. Whether the donation is large or small, it contributes greatly towards the wish-granting of critically ill children. Once you donate, you give these children hope and confidence and the ability to make more memories with their loved ones. Donate today!


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What impact does the wish journey of Make-A-Wish Germany make?

Whenever a child living with a life-threatening illness contacts us, we take our time studying their case in a full manner of transparency. Since that allows us to understand them and their condition in a better way, we’re able to grant their wishes in the best way possible.

With the help of countless donors, we have managed to grant the wishes of a considerable number of critically ill children. It is a fact that these children tend to have a lower confidence level, mainly as a result of them not being able to live life to its fullest. We’re here to change just that.

How does the wish journey of Make-A-Wish Germany work?

Make-A-Wish Germany believes that granting critically ill children with life-changing wishes plays a fundamental role in boosting their morale and bringing them hope.
When a child applies for a wish, the wish is tallied with the eligibility criteria. As soon as the wish matches the criteria, we ensure we provide the child with their wish in a seamless manner. Considering the challenges parents of our wish children face, we hope to provide them with unforgettable wishes.

What are Make-A-Wish Germany’s eligibility criteria?

To provide a seamless and an unforgettable experience for critically ill children and their parents, we have laid down a number of factors that we believe must be satisfied when having their wishes granted.
Before applying for a wish, the children must define their critical illness, where a physician would handle their delicate case with extreme care. These are the factors that enable us to identify if these children fall under the eligibility criteria before they have their wish granted. We aim to offer them an unforgettable and life-changing experience.

How can I make a donation to Make-A-Wish Germany?

It is worth mentioning that we grant wishes mainly relying on the donations we receive. No matter how big or small these donations are, we believe that every cent is worth something as long as it means putting a smile on someone’s face.

Your donations inevitably lay the foundation for the development of greater confidence as well as motivation within our wish children. This would ultimately enable them to make countless unforgettable memories with their loved ones. If you would like to put a smile on a child’s face, and help them in any way that you can, please consider donating today.

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.