The magic of our Affiliate Make-A-Wish France

Critically ill children spend a considerable part of their childhood in hospitals. Make-A-Wish France values the wishes brought forth by these children. We realise how precious their wishes are. By granting their wishes, we aim to provide them with emotional support they can use to improve their emotional wellbeing.

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The magic of the wish journey

Experiencing a life-threatening illness gravely impacts one’s life. Children living with a critical condition must deal with it every day, without a break. We believe these children deserve to have joyous moments without a care in the world. Our ultimate mission is to help them indulge in activities they truly enjoy. Our aim is to grant the wishes of these critically ill children.
By granting their wishes, these children can find a temporary gateway and escape from their daily struggles. Most importantly, they can make memories with their loved ones which they will cherish eternally. Through the Make-A-Wish wish journey, children living with a critical condition can get hope and strength to face their challenges.

Make-A-Wish France: the steps of a wish journey


Working along an entire team consisting of dedicated volunteers, generous donors, and healthcare specialists, we conduct the process of wish journeys for critically ill children. The first step to initiate the wish journey is recognizing a child living with a life-threatening disease. We begin by reaching out to the family for information and consulting the child’s healthcare specialists.

After ensuring the respective child meets the eligibility criteria, we arrange a meeting with the critically ill child and their family. Every wish request is processed thoroughly. Most wish requests are based on the child’s interests and hobbies, such as visiting their favourite vacation spot, or meeting a celebrity they admire. Make-A-Wish France values all wish requests. Once the wish is finalised, we start to gather the appropriate tools needed to pave the path for the wish journey.

Finally, through hard work and cooperation of the child’s family, volunteers, donors, healthcare specialists, and fund-raisers, we work to materialise these children’s wishes.

Wish journey: the criteria

The first step for the wish process is to determine whether the child meets the eligibility criteria. Our eligibility criteria require the child to be between three and seventeen years old. The child must be diagnosed with a life-threatening condition to apply for the wish journey.
Make-A-Wish France aims to grant the wishes of every critically ill child who is in need of hope.


Inspire critically ill children by donating

A critically ill child deserves to escape from their difficult time at the hospital and indulge in an activity that brings them joy and hope. Your contribution to Make-A-Wish France is highly valued. Through your donations, we can put smiles on the faces of critically ill children and grant their wishes. Become a part of the process and make a difference by donating today.


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What are examples of wish journeys crafted by Make-A-Wish France?

We understand how important it is for us to take care of critically ill children. Such children, unfortunately, lose some of their childhood to such illnesses and are unable to develop their confidence the way they should. We believe that such situations are extremely devastating for both the child and their families. Make-A-Wish France is committed to boosting the morale of these children along with their loved ones. We hope to offer them a ray of hope. Our continuous efforts when it comes to granting a wish ensure critically ill children and their families are exposed to a fun and friendly environment where they’re able to make countless memories.

What stages does the wish journey of Make-A-Wish France go through?

We realize the effects critical illnesses might have on the lives of such young children. We ensure that we make these wishes a reality in the best way possible, and to do so we’ve got to efficiently follow certain steps professionally. The first step is to identify the child with the illness and understand them so we can grant their wish effectively. We’re only able to make these wishes a reality as a direct result of supporters donations, and therefore we encourage donations. As soon as the profile of the child matches our eligibility criteria, we proceed to grant their wish and ensure the experience is unforgettable for both the wish child and their family.

Which eligibility criteria does Make-A-Wish France follow?

Make-A-Wish France has specified and laid down a number of guidelines it must follow before in an effort to ensure the sick children are catered to and their wishes are granted in the best way possible. We consider it our goal to boost the confidence of these children, and also to provide them hope and make the impossible possible. Our eligibility criteria state that the children must be anywhere between 3 to 17 years of age. Furthermore, they must also be living with a critical illness in order to be eligible for the wish.

Where can I make a donation to Make-A-Wish France?

A child has to go through countless difficulties at such a young age when they’re diagnosed with a critical illness. All forms of confidence are lost as these children are stripped of their childhood. Taking this into consideration, we believe that with your help, we’d be able to pull them out of this difficult phase of their lives. Your efforts inevitably grant children a ray of hope and joy. As a result of your continuous donations, we’re able to grant the wishes of countless children and put a smile on their faces.

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.